Nottingham Building Society 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. It is a unique risk management tool.

This software facilitates the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their requirements, with notifications given on Nottingham Building Society’s changes. Even though utilising COMPLETIONmonitor is not a condition for acceptance 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, just as importantly, protect your panel status.

The software generates real-time alerts, automatically produces regulatory and CQS reports, and will enhance your firm's efficiency. In addition it is simply to use, cost-effective and, for some firms, results in a PII saving.

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Banks and building societies 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, over time:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2010, Nottingham Building Society has made 21 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the BSA Requirements.
That equates to a section change every 130.0 days. In total, 15% 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.2 06/04/2018 BSA
C.12 06/04/2018 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
C.12 14/02/2014 BSA
C.12 25/11/2011 BSA

Last update 11/07/2019

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

A solicitor I wanted to use for conveyancing on a remortgage said she would charge more if my mortgage is with Nottingham Building Society due to their difficult processes! Will I regret using Nottingham Building Society? Any comments will be appreciated
Nottingham Building Society conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders. It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender. It is not clear if your lawyer is on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as Nottingham Building Society will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
Our son-in-law is in the process of securing a house that has just been built with a mortgage from Nottingham Building Society. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested.

The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.

The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Are the lawyers identified as being on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by Nottingham Building Society?
The firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Nottingham Building Society directly.
My conveyancers in London have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. To assist with my purchase I took out a mortgage with Nottingham Building Society. Is it case that being on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?
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 Nottingham Building Society Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Nottingham Building Society directly.
Planning on purchasing a house with a mortgage with Nottingham Building Society. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that they are on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel
I have instructed a lawyer having made sure that they are on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having read lots of mortgage guides,I note that they all recommend that you should 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.
My husband and I are buying a terraced house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are preferred to beappointed. My colleaguerecommended that we double-check that the property lawyer in Hendon is on the Nottingham Building Society list of approved conveyancing firms. Surely I don't need to do this, do I?
A limited percentage of Hendon conveyancing firms are on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel. Click here to find a Hendon conveyancing solicitor on the on the Nottingham Building Society panel.