LendInvest Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is an online pre- and post-completion checklist for property lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and PI insurers. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk management tool.

This software assists the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their requirements, with notifications given on LendInvest’s changes. While utilising COMPLETIONmonitor is not a condition for acceptance on the LendInvest panel, demonstrating you can stay up to date with LendInvest’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your panel application and, just as importantly, protect your panel status.

COMPLETIONmonitor creates real-time alerts, automatically produces SRA and CQS reports, and will improve your firm's efficiency. In addition it is user friendly, cost-effective and, for many firms, results in a PII saving.

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Mortgage companies often change their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from LendInvest 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 2008, LendInvest has made 1 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 2730.0 days. In total, 0% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for LendInvest have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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FAQs for the LendInvest Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

I was advised recently by my estate agent that my property lawyer is not on the LendInvest Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be certain that this is indeed the case?
The first thing you need to do is to contact your conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for LendInvest.
Our solicitor has uncovered a defect with the lease for the apartment we are purchasing. The seller’s lawyers have suggested defective title insurance as a solution. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our lawyer has advised that as he is on the LendInvest conveyancing panel he must be satisfied that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or LendInvest?
Just because you have a mortgage offer from LendInvest does not mean to say that the property will be meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the CML Handbook Requirements. You and LendInvest are the client. The appropriate lender requirements must be adhered to by the LendInvest conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and LendInvest
I note that you have a post code search directory listing solicitors on the LendInvest conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I retain them for my house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the LendInvest conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
We're in Birmingham, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is LendInvest , but our solicitor is on the LendInvest conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the LendInvest conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
Are all Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the LendInvest conveyancing panel?
Some major banks and building societies now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their panels.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having checked that they are on the LendInvest conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having digested plenty of mortgage guides,I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the LendInvest conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
LendInvest will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually LendInvest will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with LendInvest you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.
LendInvest have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up LendInvest or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. LendInvest will tell you what documents they want. LendInvest will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. LendInvest will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.