The Chorley & District Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is an online 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 mitigation tool.

This system optimises the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their instructions, with alerts on The Chorley & District Building Society’s changes. While using this technology is not a condition for acceptance on the The Chorley & District Building Society panel, demonstrating you can remain up to date with The Chorley & District Building Society’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your application to their lender panel and, more importantly, safeguard your panel status.

COMPLETIONmonitor generates real-time alerts, automatically produces compliance and CQS reports, and will improve your firm's efficiency. It is also simply to use, cost-effective and, for many firms, leads to reduced PII premiums.

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Lenders often change their requirements. The BSA instructions from The Chorley & District 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 2010, The Chorley & District Building Society has made 57 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the BSA Requirements.
That equates to a section change every 47.9 days. In total, 17% of the sections of the BSA Requirements for The Chorley & District Building Society have been changed since 26/1/2010.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
D.55 26/09/2016 BSA
E.12 21/03/2016 BSA
B.13 27/11/2012 BSA
C.10 27/11/2012 BSA
C.19 27/11/2012 BSA
D.32 27/11/2012 BSA
D.55 27/11/2012 BSA
D.25 27/11/2012 BSA
D.24 27/11/2012 BSA
D.26 27/11/2012 BSA

Last update 31/03/2020

Examples of recent questions relating to the The Chorley & District Building Society Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

The conveyancer I wanted to use for conveyancing on a purchase said he would charge more if my lender is due to their difficult processes! Will I regret using The Chorley & District Building Society? Is The Chorley & District Building Society conveyancing so much more difficult?
The Chorley & District 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 The Chorley & District Building Society conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as The Chorley & District Building Society will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
We are getting closer to an exchange and my parents having sent the 10% deposit to my lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has not come from me my lawyer needs to disclose this to my lender The Chorley & District Building Society. Apparently, being on the The Chorley & District Building Society conveyancing panel and acting on their behalf he must inform The Chorley & District Building Society if the balance of the mortgage advance is coming from anyone other than me. I informed the bank about my parent’s contribution when I applied for the mortgage so is it really necessary for him to raise this?
Your lawyer is obliged to check with The Chorley & District Building Society to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only report this to The Chorley & District Building Society if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
I require the services of a The Chorley & District Building Society panel solicitor in Stirling. Could you help me?
It is not clear why you need a The Chorley & District Building Society panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to The Chorley & District Building Society to find out which solicitors in The Chorley & District Building Society are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. After all the cost is only one £1 a month
We're in Liverpool, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is The Chorley & District Building Society , but our solicitor is on the The Chorley & District Building Society conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the The Chorley & District Building Society conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
Is the case that all CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors on the The Chorley & District Building Society conveyancing panel?
Some major lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of firms.
I recently had an offer accepted on a house. My financial adviser suggested a solicitor I paid an upfront payment of 175. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the The Chorley & District Building Society conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the The Chorley & District Building Society panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
My offer was accepted on a property on the 12th March 2014, valuation was booked 4 days later, all came back fine. Property lawyer appointed, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to The Chorley & District Building Society and chasing them on my offer I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the The Chorley & District Building Society conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for The Chorley & District Building Society to deal with your lawyers application to be on the The Chorley & District Building Society conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.