Instant access to Buildmark cover information and documentation
The Conveyancing Portal offers conveyancers fast and easy access to Buildmark cover information and all associated documents to complete the Buildmark due diligence and activation process.
For an overview of how Buildmark works, and the part you play in ensuring Buildmark policy information is provided to the purchaser at key stages of the home-buying process. Read our Buildmark for conveyancers brochure.VIEW BROCHURE
The Conveyancing Portal is:
It enables straightforward management of case allocations and features enhanced system user management tools.
Data supplied to us from the builder will automatically upload to the Conveyancing Portal enabling you to simply validate client data rather than re-key builder-supplied plot information.
You will automatically be notified when a cover note is available, and endorsements will be visible prior to a certificate being produced.
When a plot is registered with NHBC, we send the builder/developer a policy number and activation code. The builder/developer can also access the Conveyancing Portal via their account, to obtain this information.
The data supplied to us from the builder/developer will automatically upload to the Conveyancing Portal. All you need is the client’s email address to access their case.
Alternatively, the builder/developer forwards the policy number and activation code to the plot purchaser’s conveyancer.
The purchaser’s conveyancer should login to the secure Conveyancing Portal account, and use the policy number and activation code to access plot details to confirm that cover is in place, before exchange of contracts (or missives in Scotland).
You can use the system to notify us when exchange of contracts/missives takes place. At the same time you can update the purchaser’s details, which will activate the deposit insurance protection (Section 1) available under the Buildmark policy.
You should use the Conveyancing Portal again to notify us when legal completion/date of entry takes place, and activate the Buildmark policy on behalf of the buyer.
NHBC will validate the completion information. Once approved, the insurance certificate and associated documents will be available to download and pass on to your client.
Once we have received the purchaser’s details we will send them an invitation to sign up to the NHBC Home User Guide (HUG). It’s important to remind your client that this is where they go to acknowledge their Buildmark policy.