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CML lenders' handbook for conveyancers

The CML lenders' handbook provides comprehensive instructions for conveyancers acting on behalf of lenders in residential conveyancing transactions. There is a Lenders' Handbook for each legal jurisdiction in the UK and all have a part 1 (general instructions) and part 2 (lender specific instructions).  Use the search below to select a jurisdiction and/or a lender's part 2 response

The handbook for England & Wales also includes a part 3 which sets out standard instructions to be used where a conveyancer is representing the lender but not the borrower. Part 3 should be read in conjunction with parts 1 & 2. An example requirements letter to the borrower's conveyancer has also been developed for use in these circumstances. Further information can be found in the FAQs section.

Changes 8 June 2015: Changes to the CML Lenders' Handbook for Scotland have now been introduced and certificates of title submitted from the 8 June 2015 must take these changes into account. The amendments are shown in the  attached document. Minor changes have also been made to the Handbooks for England and Wales and Northern Ireland to reflect the change of name of the Association of Building Engineers to the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

Using the Lenders' handbook search

Use the search below to select a jurisdiction and/or a lender's part 2 response. You can view the part 1 or part 2 individually or in the same document. The part 3 can only be viewed individually but links are provided between the part 1 and part 3 where relevant. You can also view all lenders' responses to a specific question by browsing to any lender part 2, finding the question and clicking on View all answers to the question.

If a lender is not listed in the search they may not sign up to the Handbook and you should contact them direct. If you have any queries about the Handbook please view the FAQs section. See our Summary of amendments for previous versions of the part 1.

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