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. It 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 notifications given on Stafford Railway Building Society’s changes. While utilising the software is not a prerequisite for Stafford Railway Building Society , demonstrating you can remain up to date with Stafford Railway Building Society’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your panel application and, more importantly, safeguard your panel standing.

COMPLETIONmonitor generates 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, leads to reduced PII premiums.

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Banks and building societies frequently vary 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 48 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the BSA Requirements.
That equates to a section change every 56.9 days. In total, 50% of the sections of the BSA Requirements for Stafford Railway Building Society have been changed since 26/1/2010.

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The solicitor my fiance and I had intended to instruct on a purchase said she will levy higher legal fees if my mortgage is with Stafford Railway Building Society due to their unusual legal requirements. Am I likely to be frustrated using Stafford Railway Building Society? Is Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing so much more difficult?
Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders. It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender. It is not clear if your lawyer is on the Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as Stafford Railway Building Society will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
Our conveyancer is asking me for personal identification documents stating that this forms part of his obligations as a conveyancer on the Stafford Railway Building Society Conveyancing panel. Am I being spun a yarn?
Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offense if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage with Stafford Railway Building Society your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy Stafford Railway Building Society
Do I have to have a meeting at the offices of the Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Bristol so that I can pop in to their offices when needed.
Whereas this was necessary 12 years ago, most lenders no longer require their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to provide ID Documents and there are still distinct advantages to using a local solicitor, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Bristol .
My grandfather passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the property. The house had a relatively small loan left on it of around £4500. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Stafford Railway Building Society , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this possible?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Stafford Railway Building Society will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Stafford Railway Building Society mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
Do conveyancing lawyers on the Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing panel work on a no sale no fee basis?
On the whole there are no requirements by lenders for their firms to operate on a no-sale-no-fee basis. There a small number of lenders who operate a very restricted conveyancing panel managed by a third party company (often termed in the industry as a ‘gatekeeper’). That third party may impose certain conditions such as non-sale-no fee on the panel firms. If you require this as a condition of your conveyancing then you should check with the conveyancing firm that this is part of their package
My fiance and I are in the throws of looking at apartments and now considering a potential offer. Is it best to have a conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I intend to finance via a home loan with Stafford Railway Building Society
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Stafford Railway Building Society , make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing panel.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Stafford Railway Building Society. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Stafford Railway Building Society you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Stafford Railway Building Society conveyancing panel.