National Counties Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is an online pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing 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 stay fully compliant with their requirements, with automatic updates on National Counties Building Society’s changes. While using the software is not a prerequisite for National Counties Building Society , demonstrating you can stay up to date with National Counties Building Society’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your application to their lender panel and, just as importantly, safeguard your firm’s panel status.

The software creates real-time alerts, automatically produces compliance and CQS reports, and will improve your firm's efficiency. In addition it is user friendly, cost-effective and, for some firms, leads to a PII saving.

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Mortgage companies often change their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from National Counties 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, National Counties Building Society has made 134 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 20.4 days. In total, 44% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for National Counties Building Society have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
6.7.1 01/03/2017 CML
6.7.1 20/05/2016 CML
16.3.4 21/03/2016 CML
3.1.4 01/12/2014 CML
1.11b 15/09/2014 CML
16.3.2 15/09/2014 CML
5.15.2a 15/09/2014 CML
5.5.1b 15/09/2014 CML
7.4 15/09/2014 CML
5.2.1 15/09/2014 CML

Last update 23/03/2019

National Counties Building Society Solicitor Panel Sample Enquires to our Call Center from members of the public

My mortgage broker has has requested my law firm’s panel member for the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I discover this. I have tried my local National Counties Building Society branch but they have not responded to me.
the sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your solicitor. A law firm is likely to keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable their conveyancing panel details for National Counties Building Society.
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company National Counties Building Society will not agree to this. Why was National Counties Building Society even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform National Counties Building Society of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to National Counties Building Society then they would have to discontinue acting for you and National Counties Building Society.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near London on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for National Counties Building Society ?
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 Manchester have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. To assist with my purchase I took out a mortgage with National Counties Building Society. Is it case that being on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a number of years?
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 National Counties Building Society Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting National Counties Building Society directly.
Can you point me to a directory of National Counties 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.
We were going to get a DIP from National Counties Building Society this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the National Counties Building Society recommend a solicitor on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the National Counties Building Society through the process.
I have today made my last payment due on mortgage with National Counties Building Society. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the National Counties Building Society panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm
If you have finished paying off your National Counties Building Society mortgage they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the National Counties Building Society mortgage from the register. National Counties Building Society,and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage: but are not moving to another property where the National Counties Building Society has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the National Counties Building Society has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your National Counties Building Society mortgage has been paid off.