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Ahli United Bank Conveyancing Panel Recently Asked Questions
My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Ahli United Bank fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How efficient are the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH provided that they are good and not exorbitantly priced. Would you recommend a specific law firm on the Ahli United Bank panel?
Ahli United Bank’s conveyancing panel is substantial so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Ahli United Bank will allow to act for them.
Please help. My solicitor is assuring me that she is duty-bound to order a Local Authority search as the firm are on the Ahli United Bank approved lawyer panel. Do I not have a choice here?
You have limited options available to you. Given that you are taking out a loan with Ahli United Bank your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of Ahli United Bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Ahli United Bank. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Ahli United Bank approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Ahli United Bank solicitor panel.
I was scheduled to complete on my first house last Friday. My solicitor is on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel but has changed address in the past couple of months and had not informed Ahli United Bank of their new address. Ahli United Bank 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 Ahli United Bank branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can assist.
When it comes to lenders such as Ahli United Bank do solicitors have to be pay a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
I am buying a property where the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Ahli United Bank be concerned
Given that your lender is Ahli United Bank your lawyer must to check the Ahli United Bank conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Ahli United Bank . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Ahli United Bank where a lease does not meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales. The CML are developing guidance for Northern Ireland and Scotland.
I had an offer accepted on a house on the 5th March 2014, valuation was booked 3 days later, all came back fine. Conveyancer retained, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Ahli United Bank and chasing them on my offer I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel. Are Ahli United Bank entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?
A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Ahli United Bank to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.