Landmark 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 such as AmTrust. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This system optimises the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their requirements, with notifications given on Landmark’s changes. Even though utilising the software is not a prerequisite for Landmark , demonstrating you can stay up to date with Landmark’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your panel application and, just as importantly, safeguard your firm’s panel standing.

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

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Lenders frequently vary 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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Examples of recent questions relating to the Landmark Mortgages Solicitor Panel from members of the public

My husband and I are hoping to buy a 1 bedroom apartment in Hackney with a mortgage from Landmark Mortgages. We like our solicitor but Landmark Mortgages says she’s not on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to instruct one of the Landmark Mortgages panel solicitors or keep our solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; is there anything we can do?
No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Landmark Mortgages
Please help. My lawyer is informing me me that she is duty-bound to conduct a Local Authority search because the firm are on the Landmark Mortgages approved lawyer panel. The searches cost a lot of money. Can this be avoided?
You have limited options available to you. Given that you are taking out a loan with Landmark Mortgages your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of Landmark Mortgages’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Landmark Mortgages. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
How do I search for a local solicitor on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 20 miles to meet the solicitor.
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.
We're in Birmingham, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Landmark Mortgages , but our solicitor is on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Landmark Mortgages 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
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Landmark Mortgages. Solicitors have been instructed? What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Landmark Mortgages?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Landmark Mortgages completed the valuation? Have you advised Landmark Mortgages as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued
Hi, thinking about buying a house off my mate. Once we agree a price, 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 dad reckons back in the day he did a lot of it himself, just went into the land registry office and providing them with the info they needed himself
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.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having checked that they are on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or I've 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 Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Landmark Mortgages will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Landmark Mortgages 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 Landmark Mortgages you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.