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Allied Irish Bank Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
Expecting to move into my new home next Friday. My conveyancing lawyer has asked me to provide him with a copy of the building insurance for the house as he says that he has to check this in has capacity as lawyer for Allied Irish Bank. What risks do Allied Irish Bank expect the insurance to cover?
All property lawyers on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Allied Irish Bank’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Allied Irish Bank). Being on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these requirements.
I am buying a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Newcastle who is on the Allied Irish Bank solicitor. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Allied Irish Bank . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I am considering refinancing my home does my lawyer have to be on the Allied Irish Bank Solicitor panel?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel, but Allied Irish Bank would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.
My wife and I have arranged a further advance on our mortgage from Allied Irish Bank as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Allied Irish Bank would not normally instruct firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Allied Irish Bank panel
My offer on house has been accepted, but there is a chain. 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 Allied Irish 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 Allied Irish 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 Allied Irish Bank and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.
My brother and I are acquiring a flat in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon will soon begiven the go-ahead. My friendrecommended that we check that the property lawyer in Hendon is on the Allied Irish Bank approved list of lawyers. Is this really necessary?
Not all Hendon conveyancing solicitors are on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel. Click here to locate a Hendon conveyancing firm on the on the Allied Irish Bank panel.