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Common questions asked concerning the Aldermore Bank Solicitor Panel

My financial adviser has says he needs my solicitor’s panel reference for the Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I find this out. I have tried my local Aldermore Bank office but they have not responded to me.
You are best placed to get this information from your conveyancing lawyer. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the Aldermore Bank panel reference.
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 Aldermore Bank was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6. My lawyer has advised that as she is on the Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are no longer acceptable to the lender.
One of the many conditions to being on the Aldermore Bank approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 obligations (last updated for this lender on Aldermore Bank)which specifies that a local authority search be not more than half a year old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Aldermore Bank.
I need to find a Aldermore Bank panel solicitor in Stirling. Could you help me?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Aldermore Bank panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Aldermore Bank to find out which solicitors in Aldermore 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 Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Aldermore 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.
is it true that all solicitors on the Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel regulated by the SRA?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to move forward? I hope to get a mortgage with Aldermore Bank. Is it possible to avoid using solicitors to save us both money? My father said that years ago it was possible to take the documents into the local Land Registry office and they did the rest
If you are getting a mortgage with Aldermore Bank involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel. We would not encourage you to both use the same solicitors' firm. There are clear conflict of interest issues and it's not going to make a huge difference to the speed of the overall process. So as not to hold things us you should pass on your solicitors details to Aldermore Bank. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel.
I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment. My mortgage broker suggested a solicitor I paid an upfront payment of 225. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me to say that they were not on the Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Aldermore Bank panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.