Newbury Mortgage Services Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing lawyers. Supported by the CML and professional indemnity insures. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This system assists the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their instructions, with alerts on Newbury Mortgage Services’s changes. Even though utilising COMPLETIONmonitor is not a prerequisite for Newbury Mortgage Services , demonstrating you can remain up to date with Newbury Mortgage Services’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your application to their lender panel and, just as importantly, safeguard your panel status.

The system generates real-time alerts, automatically produces COLP and CQS reports, and will increase your firm's efficiency. It is also user friendly, cost-effective and, for many firms, leads to reduced PII premiums.

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Mortgage companies frequently vary their requirements. The BSA instructions from Newbury Mortgage Services 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, Newbury Mortgage Services has made 12 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the BSA Requirements.
That equates to a section change every 227.5 days. In total, 9% of the sections of the BSA Requirements for Newbury Mortgage Services have been changed since 26/1/2010.

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Examples of recent questions relating to the Newbury Mortgage Services Solicitor Panel from members of the public

I would like to know the reason why all property lawyers are not on the Newbury Mortgage Services Solicitor panel?
Lenders point to the fact that solicitor-led fraud is thought to be responsible for millions of pounds of fraud every year. The removal of law firms off of lender panels started with the rise in mortgage fraud, which prompted a thematic review by the Financial Services Authority in 2011. Its outcome included recommendations for lenders to review their conveyancing panels, which kicked off a major policy change in the sector. It led to banks and building societies purging less reputable firms off their books
My lawyer has identified a difference between the information in Newbury Mortgage Services’s home valuation report and what is in the conveyancing documents. My solicitor has advised that as he is on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel he must ensure that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is content go ahead. Is my conveyancer’s course or action appropriate?
A precondition to being on the Newbury Mortgage Services approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Newbury Mortgage Services) which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
Do I have to attend the offices of the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel solicitor to execute the legal charge? 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 Newbury Mortgage Services 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.
I was supposed to complete on my flat last Thursday. My lawyer’s firm is on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel but has moved offices in the past couple of months and had not informed Newbury Mortgage Services of their new address. Newbury Mortgage Services is now refusing to release my funds until such time as their systems are up to date with the correct details.
This is as unusual as it is unlucky. Most lender Terms of Conveyancing Panel Appointment specifically oblige the solicitor to inform the lender of an address change. Your solicitor needs to treat this with the utmost urgency. Do speak with or register your concern with the senior partner (assuming he or she is not your direct lawyer). Most lenders would be reasonable in this situation and expedite the resolution of this issue. It may be prudent to enlist the help of your local Newbury Mortgage Services branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can help.
When it comes to lenders such as Newbury Mortgage Services do solicitors 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.
We have had an offer accepted on a flat I spoke to a conveyancer previously used by my mum and he recommended using a property lawyers approved by Newbury Mortgage Services. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Newbury Mortgage Services if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Newbury Mortgage Services pointed out that either firm can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Newbury Mortgage Services 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Ask Newbury Mortgage Services to suggest a law firm in your location. Lenders have them all over the country. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel based on location. If you particularly like the sound of one of the local lawyers that you have spoken to ask them if they would go onto Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Newbury Mortgage Services’s requirements it can be a very simple job for the solicitor. Other stuff will be going on in parallel (as you are at an early stage) so it may not delay matters.
Can I register a complaint to Newbury Mortgage Services about the lawyers being on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel?
Complaining to Newbury Mortgage Services about their conveyancing panel is unlikely to yield much of a response. Every solicitor firm and conveyancer must have a complaints procedure. Usually one can find this information from the solicitor’s or conveyancer’s website or ask at their office. They must tell you about it if you ask.

The Legal Ombudsman will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the solicitor. It can also advise you how to complain.

If a licensed conveyancer does not have a complaints procedure or will not tell you about it, contact the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), which will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the conveyancer. Please see below for more information.