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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 CML 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 region 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 and 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.

  • Use the search below to select a region and/or a lender to view the part 1 and 2 instructions. The part 3 can only be viewed individually but links are provided between the part 1 and part 3 where relevant. To view a part 2 you must select a region AND a lender from the dropdown below. You can also view all lenders' responses to a 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.

The CML Lenders Handbook for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland was amended on 19 June 2017 as follows:

England and Wales

  • A minor amendment to reflect that the FASI and MASI professional qualifications are no longer offered.

Scotland

  • Updating the Handbook to reflect the closure of the Register of Sasines to new standard securities
  • Removing reference to obsolete Law Society guidance in relation to coal mining
  • Aligning the Handbook instruction with England and Wales in respect of warranties for new build properties
  • Updating the handbook to reflect the use of digital discharges
  • A minor amendment to reflect that the FASI and MASI professional qualifications are no longer offered.

Northern Ireland

  • A minor amendment to reflect that the FASI and MASI professional qualifications are no longer offered.
  • Aligning the Handbook instruction with England and Wales in respect of warranties for new build properties

An updated summary of amendments has been published for each relevant jurisdiction.

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