Pepper Money (UK) Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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

This system assists the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their requirements, with notifications given on Pepper Money (UK)’s changes. Notwithstanding that using the tool is not a prerequisite for Pepper Money (UK) , demonstrating you can remain up to date with Pepper Money (UK)’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your application to their lender panel and, just as importantly, protect your firm’s panel status.

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

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Mortgage companies often change their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Pepper Money (UK) 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, Pepper Money (UK) has made 1 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 2730.0 days. In total, 0% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Pepper Money (UK) have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
Lender Name 01/07/2019 CML

Last update 15/07/2019

Pepper Money (UK) Solicitor Panel Sample Enquires to our Call Center from members of the public

Is the fact that my solicitor is not isted on the Pepper Money (UK) Solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of her conveyancing?
That would more than likely be a wrong assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should simply call the firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for Pepper Money (UK).
Please help. My lawyer is assuring me that she is duty-bound to conduct a Local Authority search stemming from the fact that the firm are on the Pepper Money (UK) solicitor panel. Is my lawyer correct?
You have limited options available to you. As you are taking a mortgage with Pepper Money (UK) 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 Pepper Money (UK)’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Pepper Money (UK). even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
I have been looking for conveyancing quotes online. Can I be sure that all the law firms that are listed on your website are on the Pepper Money (UK) conveyancing panel?
The law firms on our directory have advised us that they are on the Pepper Money (UK) panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Pepper Money (UK) panel. To date we have not been informed by either a mortgage company or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Pepper Money (UK) conveyancing panel is incorrect.
My house is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does my solicitor have to be on the Pepper Money (UK) conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Pepper Money (UK) conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to proceed? I plan to obtain a mortgage with Pepper Money (UK). Is there anyway to cut out the 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 Pepper Money (UK) involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Pepper Money (UK) 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 Pepper Money (UK). Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Pepper Money (UK) conveyancing panel.
I have paid off my mortgage with Pepper Money (UK). I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Pepper Money (UK) panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Pepper Money (UK) 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 Pepper Money (UK) mortgage from the register. Pepper Money (UK),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 Pepper Money (UK) has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Pepper Money (UK) has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Pepper Money (UK) mortgage has been paid off.
I have instructed a lawyer having made sure that they are on the Pepper Money (UK) conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or I've digested plenty of mortgage guides,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 Pepper Money (UK) conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Pepper Money (UK) will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Pepper Money (UK) 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 Pepper Money (UK) you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.