LendInvest Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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

This software assists the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their requirements, with automatic updates on LendInvest’s changes. While utilising the tool is not a condition for being on the LendInvest panel, demonstrating you can remain up to date with LendInvest’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your application to their lender panel and, more importantly, protect your firm’s panel status.

COMPLETIONmonitor creates real-time alerts, automatically produces regulatory and CQS reports, and will enhance your firm's efficiency. It is also user friendly, cost-effective and, for many firms, leads to reduced PII premiums.

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Banks and building societies often vary 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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Examples of recent questions relating to the LendInvest Solicitor Panel from members of the public

My lawyer is not on the LendInvest Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to use my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the LendInvest approved list?
You will need to have a conveyancer complete the legal work required when you take out a LendInvest mortgage to buy your property. They’ll carry out all the necessary legal checks on the property, make sure that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the necessary mortgage documentation is in place. You can instruct a conveyancing firm of your choice. However, if the firm selected is not a member of the LendInvest conveyancing panel additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by LendInvest. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so if your conveyancer has not previously applied for membership they can do so.
My partner and I intend to remortgage our apartment with LendInvest. We have a son approaching twenty who lives with us. The solicitor on the LendInvest conveyancing panel requested us to identify anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who lives in the flat. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the property is forfeited by the lender. I have a couple of concerns (1) Is this document specific to the LendInvest conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we remortgaged 3 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?
First, rest assured that your LendInvest conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to LendInvest .This is solely used to protect the LendInvest if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave.

It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of LendInvest had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the LendInvest conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the LendInvest approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the LendInvest conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the LendInvest solicitor panel.
I am selling my house. 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.
I have not been happy with the level or service received from my lawyer. Is there a LendInvest conveyancing panel complaints department or do I complain directly to the law firm?
There is little point in complaining directly to LendInvest. All solicitors and conveyancer must have a complaints procedure. You can get information from the solicitor’s or conveyancer’s website or ask at their office. They must tell you about it if you ask.

The Legal Ombudsman will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the solicitor. It can also advise you how to complain.

If a licensed conveyancer does not have a complaints procedure or will not tell you about it, contact the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), which will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the conveyancer. Please see below for more information.

After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their lawyers I paid an upfront payment of 175. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me to say that they were not on the LendInvest conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the LendInvest panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
My brother and I are taking a long lease of a 1st floor apartment in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon will soon beinstructed. My brother-in-lawrecommended that we check that the solicitor in Hendon is on the LendInvest list of approved conveyancing firms. Aren't all lawyers on the LendInvest panel?
Far from all Hendon conveyancing practices 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 solicitors pane.