Stafford Railway Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

Lexsure’s 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. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk management tool.

This software is the only way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their requirements, with notifications given on Stafford Railway Building Society’s changes. While utilising the tool is not a condition for being on the Stafford Railway Building Society panel, demonstrating you can remain up to date with Stafford Railway 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 generates real-time alerts, automatically produces COLP 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 a PII saving.

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Lenders often change their requirements. The BSA instructions from Stafford Railway Building Society 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 2010, Stafford Railway Building Society has made 5 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the BSA Requirements.
That equates to a section change every 546.0 days. In total, 3% of the sections of the BSA Requirements for Stafford Railway Building Society have been changed since 26/1/2010.

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FAQs : The Stafford Railway Building Society Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

My IFA has asked me for my lawyer’ panel member for the Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I discover this. I have e-mailed my local Stafford Railway Building Society branch but they have not got back to me yet.
Have you tried speaking to your lawyer about this?. A law firm is likely to keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable their conveyancing panel details for Stafford Railway Building Society.
My conveyancer has identified a discrepancy between the surveyor’s assumptions in Stafford Railway Building Society’s valuation report and what is in the title deeds. My lawyer says that as he is on the Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing panel he needs to check that the lender is with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my conveyancer’s stance legitimate?
A precondition to being on the Stafford Railway Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Stafford Railway Building Society) which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.
I see that you have a search directory identifying law firms on the Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I retain them for my house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I am trying to get my former partner removed the mortgage deeds. Can Stafford Railway Building Society really tell me which solicitor I can or can not retain?
You can use any solicitor you like but Stafford Railway Building Society 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 Stafford Railway Building Society solicitors panel
We have agreed to purchase a house.One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Stafford Railway Building Society be concerned
As you are obtaining a mortgage with Stafford Railway Building Society your lawyer must to check the Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Stafford Railway Building Society . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Stafford Railway Building Society where a lease does not meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales. The CML are developing guidance for Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Hi, thinking about buying a house off my mate. Once we agree a price, what’s the best way to proceed? I plan to obtain a mortgage with Stafford Railway Building Society. Is there anyway to cut out the solicitors to save on the costs? 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 Stafford Railway Building Society involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Stafford Railway Building Society 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 Stafford Railway Building Society. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing panel.
I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Stafford Railway Building Society. Is it usual for Stafford Railway Building Society to only issue the offer once my solicitor is approved on their conveyancing panel?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Stafford Railway Building Society to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.