Molo Finance Buy to Let 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. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This software is the only way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their requirements, with automatic updates on Molo Finance Buy to Let’s changes. Even though using the tool is not a prerequisite for Molo Finance Buy to Let , demonstrating you can stay up to date with Molo Finance Buy to Let’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your panel application and, more importantly, protect your firm’s panel status.

The software generates real-time alerts, automatically produces SRA and CQS reports, and will increase your firm's efficiency. It is also user friendly, cost-effective and, for some firms, results in reduced PII premiums.

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Mortgage companies often vary their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Molo Finance Buy to Let 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, Molo Finance Buy to Let has made 110 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 24.8 days. In total, 56% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Molo Finance Buy to Let have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
10.11 22/10/2018 CML
10.3 22/10/2018 CML
16.3.4 22/10/2018 CML
16.3.7a 22/10/2018 CML
16.4.2 22/10/2018 CML
4.1 22/10/2018 CML
5.15.2b 22/10/2018 CML
5.15.2d 22/10/2018 CML
5.7.1b 22/10/2018 CML
6.7.1 22/10/2018 CML

Last update 21/01/2020

Molo Finance Buy to Let Conveyancing Panel Example Support Desk Enquires from members of the public

We are purchasing a 1 bedroom apartment in Newcastle with a mortgage from Molo Finance Buy to Let. We would like to retain our lawyer but Molo Finance Buy to Let says she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the Molo Finance Buy to Let panel solicitors or keep our solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; Can we not simply insist that Molo Finance Buy to Let use our lawyer?
Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the Molo Finance Buy to Let conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Molo Finance Buy to Let
Can you help?. My lawyer is not to blame but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Molo Finance Buy to Let was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6 months + 3. My solicitor informs me that as she is on the Molo Finance Buy to Let 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 Molo Finance Buy to Let approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 obligations (last updated for this lender on Molo Finance Buy to Let)which specifies that a local authority search be not more than half a year old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Molo Finance Buy to Let.
I have been searching for competitive conveyancing fees. Can I be sure that all the practices that are listed on your directory are on the Molo Finance Buy to Let conveyancing panel?
The law firms listed on our site have assured us via an online form that they are on the Molo Finance Buy to Let panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Molo Finance Buy to Let panel. To date we have not been informed by either a bank or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Molo Finance Buy to Let conveyancing panel is incorrect.
Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is removed from the Molo Finance Buy to Let Conveyancing panel in advance of the completion date?
The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have ti instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by the regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Molo Finance Buy to Let panel is any good?
obtaining recommendations is a sensible start. 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 advocate that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing
Molo Finance Buy to Let have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up Molo Finance Buy to Let or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Molo Finance Buy to Let will tell you what documents they want. Molo Finance Buy to Let will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. Molo Finance Buy to Let will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.
We are are buying a flat in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are preferred to beinstructed. My fatherrecommended that we check that the property lawyer in Hendon is on the Molo Finance Buy to Let list of approved conveyancing firms. Aren't all lawyers on the Molo Finance Buy to Let panel?
Not all Hendon conveyancing practices are on the Molo Finance Buy to Let conveyancing panel. 7 people a month use our search tool to search for a Hendon conveyancing lawyer on the on the Molo Finance Buy to Let solicitors pane.