Landmark Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

Lexsure’s COMPLETIONmonitor is an online pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing lawyers. Supported by the CML and PI insurers such as AmTrust. It is a unique risk management tool.

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

COMPLETIONmonitor 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, results in a PII saving.

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Lenders frequently change their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Landmark 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 2008, Landmark has made 571 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 4.8 days. In total, 53% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Landmark have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
16.3.2 19/07/2016 CML
6.11.1 19/07/2016 CML Obstruction of Access Indemnity Insurance
6.6.2 19/07/2016 CML
4.5a 18/07/2016 CML
5.13.1 18/07/2016 CML Insolvency Act Indemnity Insurance Deed of Gift Indemnity Insurance
5.14.10 18/07/2016 CML
5.1.1 18/07/2016 CML
6.11.1 18/07/2016 CML Obstruction of Access Indemnity Insurance
6.13.1 18/07/2016 CML
6.1.3 18/07/2016 CML

Last update 16/11/2019

FAQs : The Landmark Mortgages Solicitor Panel from members of the public

I instructed a solicitor to carry out on my house purchase 4 weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Landmark Mortgages. The law firm reassured me that they are on Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel and provided me their panel number. Landmark Mortgages then called me to say that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What happens next? Should I appoint a new solicitor currently on the approved panel for Landmark Mortgages?
The answer depends on whether you still have confidence in the said solicitors and how long it will take for the firm to be reinstated on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the Landmark Mortgages as to the time frame to get your lawyer reinstated on the panel once again.
I am due to complete my purchase next Friday. My conveyancing lawyer has asked me to provide him with a copy of the building insurance for the house as as he informs me that he is duty bound to validate that it is in order for Landmark Mortgages. What risks do Landmark Mortgages expect the insurance to cover?
All property lawyers on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Landmark Mortgages’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Landmark Mortgages). Being on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these requirements.
Are there any apps to help find a local solicitor on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 10 kilometers to meet the lawyer.
Feel free to make use of the find a conveyancing panel search on this page. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest you. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the Landmark Mortgages solicitor panel.
My aunt passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the house. The house had a small mortgage remaining of approximately £5k. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Landmark Mortgages , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this allowed?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Landmark Mortgages will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Landmark Mortgages mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
My wife and I have arranged a further advance on our mortgage from Landmark Mortgages as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Landmark Mortgages would not normally instruct a member of their conveyancing panel 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 Landmark Mortgages list
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Once we agree a price, what’s the best way to move forward? I hope to get a mortgage with Landmark Mortgages. Is there anyway to cut out the solicitors to save us both money? My father said that years ago it was possible to take the documents into the local Land Registry office and they did the rest
If you are getting a mortgage with Landmark Mortgages involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel. We would not encourage you to both use the same solicitors' firm. There are clear conflict of interest issues and it's not going to make a huge difference to the speed of the overall process. So as not to hold things us you should pass on your solicitors details to Landmark Mortgages. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel.
I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their lawyers I paid an upfront payment of 175. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me to say that they were not on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Landmark Mortgages panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.