Skipton Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for property lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and PI insurers such as AmTrust. It is a unique risk management tool.

This software facilitates the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their requirements, with alerts on Skipton Building Society’s changes. While using COMPLETIONmonitor is not a condition for being on the Skipton Building Society panel, demonstrating you can remain up to date with Skipton Building Society’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 system creates real-time alerts, automatically produces compliance and CQS reports, and will enhance your firm's efficiency. In addition it is simply to use, cost-effective and, for some firms, results in reduced PII premiums.

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Banks and building societies frequently vary their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Skipton Building Society 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, Skipton Building Society has made 343 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 8.0 days. In total, 62% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Skipton Building Society have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
6.10.2 02/08/2018 CML
5.14.9 05/06/2018 CML
6.7.1 23/03/2018 CML
5.14.9 16/03/2018 CML
10.7 23/11/2017 CML
3.1.5 03/07/2017 CML
6.7.1 29/06/2017 CML
5.4.6 28/03/2017 CML Local Search Indemnity Insurance
7.3 19/12/2016 CML
6.7.1 30/11/2016 CML

Last update 10/01/2019

Skipton Building Society Conveyancing Panel Example Support Desk Enquires from members of the public

I am getting a mortgage with Skipton Building Society. I intend to enlist the help of a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Skipton Building Society Solicitor panel exclude conveyancers regulated by the CLC
Skipton Building Society’s approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
can you help? My solicitor is informing me me that he is legally obliged to conduct a Local Authority search because the firm are on the Skipton Building Society approved lawyer panel. The searches cost a lot of money. Can this be avoided?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. Given that you are taking out a loan with Skipton Building Society 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 Skipton Building Society’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Skipton Building Society. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Skipton Building Society approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Skipton Building Society solicitor panel.
I am considering applying for a Skipton Building Society mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) with 60% loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Skipton Building Society?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor but Skipton Building Society will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
We were going to get a DIP from Skipton Building Society this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Skipton Building Society recommend a solicitor on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Skipton Building Society through the process.
I currently have a mortgage with with Skipton Building Society. Conveyancing was finalised some time ago. If I am intending to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Skipton Building Society?
Your original mortgage agreement with Skipton Building Society will provide that you need their approval prior to letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Skipton Building Society’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Skipton Building Society will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Skipton Building Society directly. You need not do this via a Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel firm.
My husband and I are acquiring a house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are about to beappointed. My brother-in-lawadvised that we enquire that the conveyancer in Hendon is on the Skipton Building Society approved list of lawyers. Is this right?
It is not that case that all Hendon conveyancing solicitors are on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel. 8 people a month use our search tool to search for a Hendon conveyancing firm on the on the Skipton Building Society panel.