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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 mitigation tool.

This system facilitates the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their instructions, with notifications given on The Chorley & District Building Society’s changes. Even though utilising this technology is not a condition for being on the The Chorley & District Building Society panel, demonstrating you can stay up to date with The Chorley & District Building Society’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your application to their lender panel and, just as importantly, safeguard your firm’s panel standing.

The system creates real-time alerts, automatically produces COLP and CQS reports, and will increase your firm's efficiency. In addition it is user friendly, cost-effective and, for many firms, results in reduced PII premiums.

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Lenders frequently vary 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, over time:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2010, The Chorley & District Building Society has made 59 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the BSA Requirements.
That equates to a section change every 46.3 days. In total, 18% of the sections of the BSA Requirements for The Chorley & District Building Society have been changed since 26/1/2010.

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The Chorley & District Building Society Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers from members of the public

I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay The Chorley & District Building Society fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How efficient are the The Chorley & District Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH provided that they are good and not exorbitantly priced. Are there any The Chorley & District Building Society conveyancers you'd recommend?
The Chorley & District Building Society’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that The Chorley & District Building Society will allow to act for them.
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company The Chorley & District Building Society will not agree to this. Why was The Chorley & District Building Society even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the The Chorley & District Building Society conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform The Chorley & District Building Society of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to The Chorley & District Building Society then they would have to discontinue acting for you and The Chorley & District Building Society.
I am planning to acquire a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Birmingham who is on the The Chorley & District Building Society solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for The Chorley & District Building Society . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
My grandmother passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the house. The house had a relatively small loan left on it of around £8000. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to The Chorley & District Building Society , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this allowed?
If you intend to re-mortgage then The Chorley & District Building Society will insist on your using a conveyancer on the The Chorley & District 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 The Chorley & District 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 The Chorley & District Building Society mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
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 approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.
Can you point me to a directory of The Chorley & District Building Society panel conveyancers on the Building Society Association’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage agreed with The Chorley & District Building Society. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use 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 The Chorley & District Building Society you will need to appoint a solicitor on the The Chorley & District Building Society conveyancing panel.

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