Ulster Bank Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is an online pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and PI insurers such as AmTrust. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This software facilitates the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their instructions, with notifications given on Ulster Bank’s changes. Even though utilising the tool is not a prerequisite for Ulster Bank , demonstrating you can stay up to date with Ulster Bank’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your panel application and, just as importantly, safeguard your panel standing.

The software creates real-time alerts, automatically produces compliance and CQS reports, and will enhance your firm's efficiency. It is also user friendly, cost-effective and, for many firms, results in reduced PII premiums.

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Lenders frequently change their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Ulster Bank 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 2008, Ulster Bank has made 189 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 14.4 days. In total, 43% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Ulster Bank have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Ulster Bank Conveyancing Panel Example Support Desk Enquires from members of the public

I need to swap lawyers as my lawyer is not on the Ulster Bank panel of conveyancing solicitors. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
Please assist. For no fault of my lawyer but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Ulster Bank was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on Tues etc. My lawyer informs me that as she is on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are no longer valid.
One of the many conditions to being on the Ulster Bank approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 obligations (last updated for this lender on Ulster Bank)which specifies that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Ulster Bank.
I am looking to buy a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in who is on the Ulster Bank conveyancing. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Ulster Bank . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I was supposed to move into my first house two days ago. My lawyer’s firm is on the Ulster Bank solicitors panel but has changed address 8 weeks ago and had not advised Ulster Bank of their new address. Ulster Bank has locked down the release of mortgage funds until such time as their systems are up to date with the correct details.
This is a rare situation indeed. Most lender Terms of Conveyancing Panel Appointment specifically oblige the solicitor to inform the lender of an address change. Your solicitor needs to treat this with the utmost urgency. Do speak with or register your concern with the senior partner (assuming he or she is not your direct lawyer). Most lenders would be reasonable in this situation and expedite the resolution of this issue. It may be prudent to enlist the help of your local Ulster Bank branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can assist.
When it comes to lenders such as Ulster Bank do lawyers have to be pay a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Ulster Bank mortgage of my property but not on the land registry. The apartment was transferred to me on our divorce many years ago by way of a sealed court order. Does my ex still have a say on the sale even though the land registry showing the property in my name alone? Will I be required to take her name of the Ulster Bank mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Ulster Bank mortgage, it is unusual that your ex-wife’s name remains on the mortgage but not on the title. It is conceivable that this is an oversight on the part of your conveyancers to ensure that her name was removed or even an administrative error on the part of Ulster Bank in failing to update their data. In any event, it should cause difficulty providing her name no longer appears on the Land Registry title and you have a court order ordering that the property is transferred to you.
Next month my fiance and I are taking a long lease of a house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon will soon begiven the go-ahead. My friendadvised that we check that the conveyancer in Hendon is on the Ulster Bank approved list of lawyers. Is this right?
Not all Hendon conveyancing firms are on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel. 8 people a month use our search tool to search for a Hendon conveyancing firm on the on the Ulster Bank solicitors pane.