Norwich and Peterborough Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

Lexsure’s COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for property lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and professional indemnity insures. It is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This software assists the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their instructions, with automatic updates on Norwich and Peterborough Building Society’s changes. Notwithstanding that utilising COMPLETIONmonitor is not a condition for being on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel, demonstrating you can remain up to date with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your panel application and, just as importantly, safeguard your panel standing.

The software 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 some firms, leads to a PII saving.

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Lenders frequently vary their requirements. The BSA instructions from Norwich and Peterborough 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, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society has made 59 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the BSA Requirements.
That equates to a section change every 46.3 days. In total, 48% of the sections of the BSA Requirements for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society have been changed since 26/1/2010.

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FAQs for the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society Solicitor Panel from members of the public

I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay Norwich and Peterborough Building Society fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How efficient are the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use as long as they're good and not exorbitantly priced. Would you recommend a specific law firm on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel?
Norwich and Peterborough Building Society’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Norwich and Peterborough Building Society will allow to act for them.
Our lawyer has informed me that he requires proof of ID documents asserting that this forms part of his requirements as a conveyancer on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society Conveyancing panel. Can you confirm whether this is the case?
Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offense if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy Norwich and Peterborough Building Society
I see that you have a post code search directory identifying solicitors on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for my own conveyancing?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
The lawyers that I appointed last week on my house acquisition in Newcastle has suddenly closed. They were on acting for me because I had to have a lawyer on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel and my previous lawyer was not. I paid them £200 on account. What should be my next steps?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would 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 Norwich and Peterborough 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
Is there a list of Norwich and Peterborough 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 are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Norwich and Peterborough Building Society do not ordinarily appoint 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 Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel
My existing mortgage is with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. My uncle has just retired and wants to pay off the mortgage left on the property. After Norwich and Peterborough Building Society is paid, I want to transfer the property to my mother's name; How long does the process take? Do we need two separate solicitors on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel? I do not intend to live at the property once the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society mortgage is discharged.
You will need a solicitor but they need not be on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel. You will need a solicitor to draw up the transfer and to deal with the Land Registry formalities. The only thing you need to consider is that by selling at an undervalue so ask your lawyer about the implications. There could be an inheritance tax issue if you die within 7 years of this. As the property is your main residence you need not pay CGT but you should speak with your accountants in any event.