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Allied Irish Bank Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers

A lawyer I wanted to use for conveyancing on a remortgage said she would charge more if my mortgage is with Allied Irish Bank because of their unusual legal requirements. Will I regret using Allied Irish Bank? Is Allied Irish Bank conveyancing so much more difficult?
Allied Irish Bank conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders. It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender. It is not clear if your lawyer is on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as Allied Irish Bank will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
I do hope you can help me. My conveyancer is informing me me that he has to apply for a Local Authority search stemming from the fact that the firm are on the Allied Irish Bank approved lawyer panel. Is this really necessary?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are taking a mortgage with Allied Irish 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 Allied Irish Bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Allied Irish Bank. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
I need to find a Allied Irish Bank panel solicitor in Inverness. Could you help me?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Allied Irish Bank panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Allied Irish Bank to find out which solicitors in Allied Irish 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
I am attempting to get my former partner taken off the mortgage deeds. Can Allied Irish Bank really insist on which solicitor I can or can not instruct?
You can use any solicitor you like but Allied Irish Bank then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the Allied Irish Bank solicitors panel
I am buying a property where the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Allied Irish Bank be concerned
As your lender is Allied Irish Bank your lawyer must to check the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Allied Irish Bank . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Allied Irish Bank where a lease does not meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales. Requirements for Scotland are due in the near future.
My existing mortgage is with Allied Irish Bank. My uncle retired last week and wants to pay off my mortgage. After Allied Irish Bank is paid, I want to transfer the property to my mother's name; How long will it roughly take? Do we need two separate solicitors on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel? I do not intend to live at the property once the Allied Irish Bank mortgage is discharged.
You will need a solicitor but they need not be on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel. You will need a solicitor to draw up the transfer and to deal with the Land Registry formalities. The only thing you need to consider is that by selling at an undervalue so ask your lawyer about the implications. There could be an inheritance tax issue if you die within 7 years of this. There's no capital gains tax for you as it is your main residence.
I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Allied Irish Bank. Is it usual for Allied Irish Bank to only issue the offer once my solicitor is approved on their conveyancing panel?
A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Allied Irish Bank to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.