Market Harborough Building Society 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 system optimises the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their instructions, with automatic updates on Market Harborough Building Society’s changes. Notwithstanding that utilising this technology is not a condition for being on the Market Harborough Building Society panel, demonstrating you can stay up to date with Market Harborough Building Society’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your application to their lender panel and, more importantly, protect your panel status.

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

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Mortgage companies often vary their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Market Harborough Building Society 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, Market Harborough Building Society has made 70 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 39.0 days. In total, 28% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Market Harborough Building Society have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Market Harborough Building Society Conveyancing Panel Recently Asked Questions from members of the public

My lawyer is not on the Market Harborough Building Society Approved Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Market Harborough Building Society list of approved lawyers?
You will need to have a conveyancer complete the legal work required when you take out a Market Harborough Building Society 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 Market Harborough Building Society conveyancing panel additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by Market Harborough Building Society. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so if your conveyancer has not previously applied for membership they can do so.
Can you help?. For no fault of my lawyer but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Market Harborough Building Society was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6. My solicitor informs me that as she is on the Market Harborough Building Society conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are no longer valid.
One of the many conditions to being on the Market Harborough Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 obligations (last updated for this lender on Market Harborough Building Society)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 Market Harborough Building Society.
I require the services of a Market Harborough Building Society panel solicitor in Stirling. Could you help me?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Market Harborough Building Society panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Market Harborough Building Society to find out which solicitors in Market Harborough Building Society are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site
I am considering applying for a Market Harborough Building Society mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) with 65 per cent LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Market Harborough Building Society?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor but Market Harborough Building Society will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is greater potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
When it comes to lenders such as Market Harborough Building Society do lawyers have to be pay a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
Can you point me to a directory of Market Harborough Building Society panel solicitors 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.
The for formalities of my purchase has taken place with a mortgage from Market Harborough Building Society. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Market Harborough Building Society. How do I make a complaint?
All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the Market Harborough Building Society branches or the Customer Services Department at Market Harborough Building Society head office. In most cases complaints to Market Harborough Building Society are resolved effectively and efficiently. 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.