West Bromwich Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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This software facilitates the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their requirements, with automatic updates on West Bromwich Building Society’s changes. Notwithstanding that using COMPLETIONmonitor is not a prerequisite for West Bromwich Building Society , demonstrating you can remain up to date with West Bromwich 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.

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Banks and building societies often vary their requirements. The BSA instructions from West Bromwich 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, West Bromwich Building Society has made 103 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the BSA Requirements.
That equates to a section change every 26.5 days. In total, 36% of the sections of the BSA Requirements for West Bromwich Building Society have been changed since 26/1/2010.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
B.22 06/09/2016 BSA
A.3 22/06/2015 BSA
B.22 07/10/2014 BSA
A.3 24/02/2014 BSA
A.10 24/02/2014 BSA
B.7 24/02/2014 BSA
E.1 24/02/2014 BSA
D.25 24/02/2014 BSA
C.27 24/02/2014 BSA
D.24 05/11/2012 BSA

Last update 11/11/2019

West Bromwich Building Society Solicitor Panel Sample Enquires to our Call Center from members of the public

I was advised recently by my lender that my solicitor is not on the West Bromwich Building Society Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be sure that this is correct?
You need to contact your conveyancer. You lawyer should advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a firm that is on the the approved West Bromwich Building Society solicitor panel.
Can you help?. My lawyer is not to blame but, the conveyancing for my house purchase has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from West Bromwich Building Society was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on Tues etc. My solicitor says that as she is on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are no longer acceptable to the lender.
One of the many conditions to being on the West Bromwich Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 obligations (last updated for this lender on West Bromwich Building Society)which states 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 West Bromwich Building Society.
How up to date is your database of lawyers on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel? Do West Bromwich Building Society send you an updated list?
The firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from West Bromwich Building Society directly.
I was due to move into my dream home two days ago. My solicitor is on the West Bromwich Building Society solicitors panel but has moved offices 8 weeks ago and had not advised West Bromwich Building Society of their new address. West Bromwich Building Society 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. The majority of 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 West Bromwich Building Society branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can assist.
Is the case that all CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel?
Some major banks and building societies now use CQS 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 panels.
I have agreed a price on a house I spoke to a lawyer recommended by my mum and he recommended instructing a property lawyers approved by West Bromwich Building Society. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked West Bromwich Building Society if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. West Bromwich Building Society pointed out that either firm can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of West Bromwich Building Society 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Enquire of West Bromwich Building Society to suggest a law firm in your location. Most banks have lawyers on their panel throughout the UK. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel based on location. If you particularly like the sound of one of the local lawyers that you have spoken to ask them if they would go onto West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet West Bromwich Building Society’s requirements it can be a very simple job for the solicitor. Other stuff will be going on in parallel (as you are at an early stage) so it may not delay matters.
I'm in the throws of viewing houses and am about to put in an offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I I am planning to take a home loan with West Bromwich Building Society
It would be sensible to have your start your search soon rather than later. 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 West Bromwich Building Society , make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel.