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FAQs : The Ahli United Bank Conveyancing Panel

My financial adviser has asked me for my lawyer’ panel reference for the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I discover this. I have contacted my local Ahli United Bank branch but they cant find it on their system.
the sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your solicitor. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the Ahli United Bank panel reference.
My lawyer has discovered a difference between the surveyor’s assumptions in Ahli United Bank’s valuation report and what is in the title deeds. My solicitor informs me that as he is on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel he is duty bound to ensure that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my lawyer’s stance legitimate?
A precondition to being on the Ahli United Bank approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Ahli United Bank) which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
I require the services of a Ahli United Bank panel solicitor in Inverness. Could you help me?
It is not clear why you need a Ahli United Bank panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Ahli United Bank to find out which solicitors in Ahli United Bank are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site
My house is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does my solicitor have to be on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
Can you point me to a directory of Ahli United Bank panel solicitors on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage offer with Ahli United Bank. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Ahli United Bank you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel.
My offer on house has been accepted, the seller does however have a dependent purchase. The vendors have offered on somewhere, but not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties booked. My conveyancing solicitor has been instructed. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage app going with Ahli United Bank?
It is usual to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey/valuation, conveyancing search costs, etc). First you should check that your solicitor is on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel. As to the next stages this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot mortgage some buyers would pally for the mortgage with Ahli United Bank and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.