Landmark Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

Lexsure’s COMPLETIONmonitor is an online pre- and post-completion checklist for property lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and PI insurers. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This system assists the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their requirements, with automatic updates on Landmark’s changes. While using the tool is not a condition for acceptance on the Landmark panel, demonstrating you can stay up to date with Landmark’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your application to their lender panel and, just as importantly, protect your panel standing.

The software creates 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 many 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
16.1.1 19/07/2016 CML
16.4.1 19/07/2016 CML
4.5a 19/07/2016 CML
5.14.9 19/07/2016 CML
8.1 19/07/2016 CML
10.7 18/07/2016 CML
1.14 18/07/2016 CML
16.1.1 18/07/2016 CML
17.1.1 18/07/2016 CML
5.16.2 18/07/2016 CML

Last update 21/03/2019

FAQs for the Landmark Mortgages Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

I need to swap lawyers as my lawyer is not on the Landmark Mortgages panel of conveyancing solicitors. Is it practical to instruct different lawyers?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
Our grandson is buying a newly built flat with a home loan from Landmark Mortgages. His lawyer has said that there is a delay in completing 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 engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when asked.

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 Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Do all the firms listed on your search have online case tracking as I was under the impression that this was a precondition of being on the Landmark Mortgages solicitor panel?
No. There is no CML Part 2 or Building Society Association requirement relating to online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
I am buying a right to buy flat and getting a mortgage with Landmark Mortgages. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel in your location.
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to move forward? I plan to obtain a mortgage with Landmark Mortgages. Is it possible to avoid using 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.
We have agreed a price on a flat I spoke to a lawyer previously used by my brother and he recommended retaining a solicitor approved by Landmark Mortgages. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Landmark Mortgages if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Landmark Mortgages suggested that either firm can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Landmark Mortgages 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Ask Landmark Mortgages for conveyancing panel firms in your area. Most banks have lawyers on their panel throughout the UK. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the Landmark Mortgages 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 Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Landmark Mortgages’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.
Next month my fiance and I are acquiring a penthouse in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon will soon beretained. My colleagueadvised that we make sure that the conveyancing practitioner in Hendon is on the Landmark Mortgages panel. Is this really necessary?
It is not that case that all Hendon conveyancing practices are on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel. 8 people a month use our search tool to locate a Hendon conveyancing lawyer on the on the Landmark Mortgages solicitors pane.