Leek United BS Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

Lexsure’s COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for property lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and PI insurers. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This software facilitates the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their requirements, with alerts on Leek United BS’s changes. While using COMPLETIONmonitor is not a condition for acceptance on the Leek United BS panel, demonstrating you can remain up to date with Leek United BS’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your panel application and, just as importantly, safeguard your panel standing.

The software generates real-time alerts, automatically produces compliance and CQS reports, and will enhance your firm's efficiency. It is also user friendly, cost-effective and, for some firms, results in a PII saving.

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Banks and building societies frequently change their requirements. The BSA instructions from Leek United BS are not guidelines, they are instructions from a client. As with many clients, instructions can change - and they do change, frequently:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2010, Leek United BS has made 17 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the BSA Requirements.
That equates to a section change every 160.6 days. In total, 9% of the sections of the BSA Requirements for Leek United BS have been changed since 26/1/2010.

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Q and A’s regarding the Leek United BS Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

I appointed a firm of solicitors to conveyancing on my house purchase 4 weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Leek United BS. The solicitors confirmed to me that they are on Leek United BS conveyancing panel and advised me their panel number. Leek United BS then ,via my broker advised that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What do I do from here? Should I appoint a new solicitor currently on the conveyancing panel for Leek United BS?
The answer depends on whether you still have confidence in the said solicitors and how long it will take for the firm to be reinstated on the Leek United BS conveyancing panel You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the Leek United BS as to the time frame to get your lawyer reinstated on the panel once again.
Our conveyancer has uncovered a legal deficiency with the lease for the apartment we are buying. The seller’s lawyers have put forward title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our lawyer says that as he is on the Leek United BS conveyancing panel he must check that the lender is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is Leek United BS?
The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and Leek United BS are the client. A precondition to being on the Leek United BS approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Leek United BS). The CML Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects will the lease so that Leek United BS can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected . Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
I note that you have a search directory identifying firms on the Leek United BS conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for my house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Leek United BS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I am buying a new build flat and getting a mortgage with Leek United BS. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Leek United BS conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the Leek United BS conveyancing panel in your location.
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Leek United BS panel is any good?
obtaining recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the solicitor conducting your transaction
Do most banks operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the Leek United BS conveyancing panel requirements are different to Leek United BS’s conveyancing panel requirements.
The for formalities of my purchase has taken place with a mortgage from Leek United BS. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Leek United BS. How do I make a complaint?
Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the Leek United BS branches or the Customer Services Team at Leek United BS head office. Ordinarily complaints to Leek United BS are resolved very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service at South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.