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FAQs : The Allied Irish Bank Solicitor Panel

I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay Allied Irish Bank fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How good are the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH provided that they are good and not exorbitantly priced. Are there any Allied Irish Bank conveyancers you'd recommend?
Allied Irish Bank’s conveyancing panel is substantial so it would be advisable 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 Allied Irish Bank will allow to act for them.
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company Allied Irish Bank will not agree to this. Why was Allied Irish Bank even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform Allied Irish Bank of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to Allied Irish Bank then they would have to discontinue acting for you and Allied Irish Bank.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Chelsea on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the Allied Irish Bank approved panel?
We do not recommend specific firms as the right firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with local knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..
My grandfather passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the house. The house had a small mortgage remaining of approximately £4500. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Allied Irish Bank , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this allowed?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Allied Irish Bank will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Allied Irish 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 Allied Irish 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 Allied Irish Bank mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
is it true that all solicitor practices on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel regulated by the SRA?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
At last I have had an offer on an apartment accepted, the seller does however have a dependent purchase. 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 should be my next step? At what point should I appy for the mortgage 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 husband and I are acquiring a house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon need to beappointed. My brother-in-lawadvised that we double-check that the solicitor in Hendon is on the Allied Irish Bank list of approved conveyancing firms. Is this right?
Not all Hendon conveyancing practices are on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel. 5 people a month use our search tool to find a Hendon conveyancing lawyer on the on the Allied Irish Bank solicitors pane.