LendInvest Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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

This software assists the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their requirements, with alerts on LendInvest’s changes. Even though using this technology is not a prerequisite for LendInvest , demonstrating you can remain up to date with LendInvest’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your application to their lender panel and, more importantly, protect your firm’s panel status.

The software creates real-time alerts, automatically produces regulatory and CQS reports, and will enhance your firm's efficiency. It is also simply to use, cost-effective and, for some firms, results in a PII saving.

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Banks and building societies 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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LendInvest Conveyancing Panel Recently Asked Questions from members of the public

For what reasons would a law firm be removed from the LendInvest approved conveyancing panel?
According to a recent survey report by the solicitors regulator three quarters of solicitor practices had been excluded from a lender panel. The most common reasons in order are :
  1. Low volume of transactions
  2. the lawyer is a sole practitioner
  3. as part of the HSBC panel reduction
  4. regulatory contact by SRA
  5. accidental removal. We are not aware of the specific or common criteria for removal by LendInvest
Can you help?. My lawyer is not to blame but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from LendInvest was date stamped random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6. My solicitor has advised that as she is on the LendInvest conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are no longer acceptable to the lender.
One of the many conditions to being on the LendInvest approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on LendInvest)which specifies that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to LendInvest.
What tools are available to search for a local solicitor on the LendInvest conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 25 miles to meet the conveyancer.
You can use the find a conveyancing panel tool on this page. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest you. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the LendInvest solicitor panel.
My house is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does my solicitor have to be on the LendInvest conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the LendInvest conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
How can we tell if a solicitor on the LendInvest panel is any good?
Getting 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 recommend that you speak with the solicitor carrying out your conveyancing
My brother and I have had an offer accepted on a house I spoke to a lawyer recommended by my uncle and he recommended using a solicitor approved by LendInvest. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked LendInvest if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. LendInvest pointed out that either practice can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of LendInvest 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Ask LendInvest to suggest a law firm in your location. Most banks have lawyers on their panel throughout the UK. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the LendInvest conveyancing panel based on location. If you particularly like the sound of one of the local lawyers that you have spoken to ask them if they would go onto LendInvest conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet LendInvest’s requirements it can be a very simple job for the solicitor. Other stuff will be going on in parallel (as you are at an early stage) so it may not delay matters.
Me and my partner are acquiring a terraced house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are about to beappointed. My agentrecommended that we make sure that the solicitor in Hendon is on the LendInvest panel. Surely I don't need to do this, do I?
A limited percentage of Hendon conveyancing firms are on the LendInvest conveyancing panel. 7 people a month use our search tool to locate a Hendon conveyancing solicitor on the on the LendInvest approved list of lawyers.