Melton Mowbray Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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Mortgage companies often change their requirements. The BSA instructions from Melton Mowbray Building Society 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 2010, Melton Mowbray Building Society has made 45 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the BSA Requirements.
That equates to a section change every 60.7 days. In total, 30% of the sections of the BSA Requirements for Melton Mowbray Building Society have been changed since 26/1/2010.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
B.13 31/07/2019 BSA
A.10 23/07/2019 BSA
C.10 23/07/2019 BSA
D.32 23/07/2019 BSA
D.34 23/07/2019 BSA
D.26 23/07/2019 BSA
C.12 07/12/2018 BSA
D.55 25/05/2018 BSA
C.12 02/05/2017 BSA
E.12 11/02/2016 BSA

Last update 02/04/2020

Q and A’s regarding the Melton Mowbray Building Society Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

On what basis would a firm of solicitors be excluded from the Melton Mowbray Building Society solicitor panel?
According to a recent survey report by the solicitors regulator three quarters of law firms 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 Melton Mowbray Building Society
My grandson is in the process of securing a house that has just been built with a home loan from Melton Mowbray Building Society. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when requested.

The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.

The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to visit the offices of the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Newcastle so that I can attend their offices if required.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for Melton Mowbray Building Society undertake all of the work via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
The firm that just started acting on my purchase in Newcastle has without warning shut down. I chose them because I needed a solicitor on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel and my preferred lawyer was not. I paid them £200 on account. What do I do now?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to help
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Melton Mowbray Building Society as we wish to carry out alterations or improvements our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Melton Mowbray Building Society do not ordinarily instruct firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Melton Mowbray Building Society list
I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in month 8 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Melton Mowbray Building Society are being a right pain. The solicitor who is on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Melton Mowbray Building Society are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Melton Mowbray Building Society have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Melton Mowbray Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Melton Mowbray Building Society 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.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Melton Mowbray Building Society mortgage of my property but not on the land registry. The apartment was transferred to me on our divorce many years ago by way of a sealed court order. Does my ex still have a say on the sale even though the land registry showing the property in my name alone? Will I be required to take her name of the Melton Mowbray Building Society mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Melton Mowbray Building Society mortgage, it is unusual that your ex-wife’s name remains on the mortgage but not on the title. It is conceivable that this is an oversight on the part of your conveyancers to ensure that her name was removed or even an administrative error on the part of Melton Mowbray Building Society in failing to update their data. In any event, it should cause difficulty providing her name no longer appears on the Land Registry title and you have a court order ordering that the property is transferred to you.