Rooftop Mortgages 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. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk management tool.

This system facilitates the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their instructions, with automatic updates on Rooftop Mortgages’s changes. While utilising this technology is not a condition for being on the Rooftop Mortgages panel, demonstrating you can stay up to date with Rooftop Mortgages’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your application to their lender panel and, just as importantly, safeguard your firm’s panel status.

The software generates real-time alerts, automatically produces compliance and CQS reports, and will enhance your firm's efficiency. It is also user friendly, cost-effective and, for some firms, results in reduced PII premiums.

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Banks and building societies often vary their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Rooftop Mortgages 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 2008, Rooftop Mortgages has made 62 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 44.0 days. In total, 25% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Rooftop Mortgages have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Rooftop Mortgages Conveyancing Panel Example Support Desk Enquires from members of the public

My Conveyancer is not on the Rooftop Mortgages Conveyancing Panel. Can I still use my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Rooftop Mortgages list of approved lawyers?
You will need to have a conveyancer complete the legal work required when you take out a Rooftop Mortgages mortgage to buy your property. They’ll carry out all the necessary legal checks on the property, make sure that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the necessary mortgage documentation is in place. You can instruct a conveyancing firm of your choice. However, if the firm selected is not a member of the Rooftop Mortgages conveyancing panel additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by Rooftop Mortgages. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so if your conveyancer has not previously applied for membership they can do so.
Can you help?. For no fault of my lawyer but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Rooftop Mortgages was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6. My solicitor informs me that as she is on the Rooftop Mortgages conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are no longer valid.
A precondition to being on the Rooftop Mortgages approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Rooftop Mortgages)which states that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Rooftop Mortgages.
I see that you have a search directory identifying law firms on the Rooftop Mortgages conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for my conveyancing?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Rooftop Mortgages conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I would like to get my ex-husband taken off the mortgage deeds. Can Rooftop Mortgages really tell me which solicitor I can or can not instruct?
You can use any solicitor you like but Rooftop Mortgages then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the Rooftop Mortgages solicitors panel
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 Rooftop Mortgages. Is it possible to avoid using solicitors to save on the costs? 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 Rooftop Mortgages involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Rooftop 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 Rooftop Mortgages. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Rooftop Mortgages conveyancing panel.
I have paid off my mortgage with Rooftop Mortgages. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Rooftop Mortgages panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm
If you have finished paying off your Rooftop Mortgages 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 Rooftop Mortgages mortgage from the register. Rooftop Mortgages,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 Rooftop Mortgages has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Rooftop Mortgages has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Rooftop Mortgages mortgage has been paid off.
Planning on purchasing a flat with a mortgage with Rooftop Mortgages. 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 Rooftop Mortgages 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 Rooftop Mortgages conveyancing panel