Nottingham Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is an online pre- and post-completion checklist for property lawyers. Supported by the CML and professional indemnity insures. It is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This software optimises the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their instructions, with alerts on Nottingham Building Society’s changes. While using the software is not a condition for being on the Nottingham Building Society panel, demonstrating you can remain up to date with Nottingham Building Society’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your panel application and, more importantly, protect your firm’s panel standing.

The software creates real-time alerts, automatically produces regulatory and CQS reports, and will increase your firm's efficiency. It is also simply to use, cost-effective and, for some firms, results in reduced PII premiums.

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Lenders often change their requirements. The BSA instructions from Nottingham 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, Nottingham Building Society has made 20 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the BSA Requirements.
That equates to a section change every 136.5 days. In total, 14% of the sections of the BSA Requirements for Nottingham Building Society have been changed since 26/1/2010.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
C.12 29/08/2018 BSA
E.12 21/03/2016 BSA
D.34 25/08/2015 BSA
A.10 14/02/2014 BSA
D.55 14/02/2014 BSA
E.10 14/02/2014 BSA
E.18 14/02/2014 BSA
F.10 14/02/2014 BSA
B.3 14/02/2014 BSA
C.12 25/11/2011 BSA

Last update 27/05/2019

Examples of recent questions relating to the Nottingham Building Society Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Nottingham Building Society fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How efficient are the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH as long as they're good and reasonably priced. Would you recommend a specific law firm on the Nottingham Building Society panel?
Nottingham Building Society’s conveyancing panel is substantial so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from that they are on the panel. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Nottingham Building Society will allow to act for them.
Can you help?. My lawyer is not to blame but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Nottingham Building Society was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6 months + 3. My lawyer says that as she is on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are now out of date.
One of the many conditions to being on the Nottingham Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 obligations (last updated for this lender on Nottingham Building Society)which states 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 Nottingham Building Society.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Chelsea on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the Nottingham Building Society approved panel?
We do not recommend specific firms 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. We recommend that you speak to 3 or 4 lawyers listed before you make your choice..
We're in London, FTBs buying with a mortgage (lender is Nottingham Building Society , but our lawyer is on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
I have today made my last payment due on mortgage with Nottingham Building Society. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Nottingham Building Society panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Nottingham 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 Nottingham Building Society mortgage from the register. Nottingham 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 Nottingham Building Society has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Nottingham Building Society has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Nottingham Building Society mortgage has been paid off.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having made sure that they are on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or I've digested plenty of house buying,I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Nottingham Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nottingham Building Society will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Nottingham Building Society you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.
Nottingham Building Society 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 Nottingham Building Society or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Nottingham Building Society will tell you what documents they want. Nottingham Building Society 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. Nottingham Building Society 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.