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Examples of recent questions relating to the Ahli United Bank Conveyancing Panel

I have been advised by my broker 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 dont care which law firm I use as long as they're good and reasonably 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 that they are on the panel. 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.
Can you help?. For no fault of my lawyer but, the conveyancing for my house purchase has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Ahli United Bank was date stamped random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on Tues etc. My lawyer has advised that as she is on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are no longer acceptable to the lender.
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 states that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Ahli United Bank.
Do I have to have a meeting at the offices of the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Newcastle so that I can attend their offices if necessary.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for Ahli United Bank undertake all of the work via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
My grandfather passed away last year and as sole heir and executor was left the house. The house had a relatively small loan remaining of approximately £4500. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Ahli United Bank , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this possible?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Ahli United Bank will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Ahli United Bank mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I am about to exchange contracts on a purchase with a mortgage from Ahli United Bank. The report from my solicitor mentions that Ahli United Bank could withdraw their offer before completion. Is this right?
Banks and Building Societies such as Ahli United Bank can revoke their mortgage offer although this rarely happens. should Ahli United Bank withdraw their offer they may or may not inform you or the lawyer as to the reasons why. There are many potential reasons but here are a few examples:
  • If the financial circumstances of the borrower have changed to the detriment and the Ahli United Bank has been notified
  • If the borrower informs Ahli United Bank of a change in security address
  • Following advice from the property assessor on their lender panel or If the lender has doubts about the effectiveness of the valuation as a result of subsequent events or information received post valuation but pre completion
  • Where the lender is on notice of a restriction or a right of pre-emption which is not at market value
  • Where the Lender’s right to possession is fettered in some way
My fiance and I are at the point of looking at houses and am about to put in an offer. Is it best to have a conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a mortgage with Ahli United Bank
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the EA. As you are getting a mortgage with Ahli United Bank , make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel.
My offer was accepted on an apartment on the 12th March 2014, valuation was booked five days after, received a clean bill of health. Solicitor 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 a mortgage 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.