Lloyds TSB Scotland Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

Lexsure’s 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 optimises the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their requirements, with alerts on Lloyds TSB Scotland’s changes. Notwithstanding that utilising the software is not a prerequisite for Lloyds TSB Scotland , demonstrating you can remain up to date with Lloyds TSB Scotland’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your application to their lender panel and, just as 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. In addition it is simply to use, cost-effective and, for many firms, results in reduced PII premiums.

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Banks and building societies frequently vary their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Lloyds TSB Scotland are not guidelines, they are instructions from a client. As with many clients, instructions can change - and they do change, over time:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2008, Lloyds TSB Scotland has made 308 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 8.9 days. In total, 43% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Lloyds TSB Scotland have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Lloyds TSB Scotland Solicitor Panel Example Support Desk Enquires from members of the public

I am in the process of selling my maisonette and the estate agent has just telephoned to say that the buyers are swapping property lawyer. The reason given is that Lloyds TSB Scotland will only engage with property lawyers on their conveyancing panel. On what basis would a leading mortgage company only work with specific law firms?
UK lenders have always had an approved set of law firms they are willing to work with, but in the past few years big names such as Nationwide , have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for more than 15 years.

Banks blame a rise in fraud as the reason for the cull – criteria have been tightened and a smaller panel should be easier to keep an eye on. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels, or have other concerns about them. Some do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyer’s case. Your purchasers are unlikely to have any sway in the decision.

I am due to move into my new home next Tuesday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as he says that he has to check this in has capacity as lawyer for Lloyds TSB Scotland. What does the insurance need to cover?
All property lawyers on the Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Lloyds TSB Scotland’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Lloyds TSB Scotland). Being on the Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these instructions.
Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near Coventry on the Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for Lloyds TSB Scotland ?
We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another as the right firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with local knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..
My lawyers in London have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. To assist with my purchase I took out a mortgage with Lloyds TSB Scotland. Is it case that being on the Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?
Different lenders have different requirements but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the Lloyds TSB Scotland Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Lloyds TSB Scotland directly.
Is there a list of Lloyds TSB Scotland panel conveyancers on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online.
I am buying a property where the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Lloyds TSB Scotland be concerned
Given that your lender is Lloyds TSB Scotland your lawyer must to check the Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Lloyds TSB Scotland . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Lloyds TSB Scotland where a lease does not meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales. Requirements for Scotland are due in the near future.
I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in month 6 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Lloyds TSB Scotland are being problematic. The solicitor who is on the Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Lloyds TSB Scotland are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Lloyds TSB Scotland have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Lloyds TSB Scotland have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Lloyds TSB Scotland may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.