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Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer is not isted on the Allied Irish Bank Conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of his conveyancing?
That would more than likely be a wrong assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 3 reasons are as follows: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should simply call the firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for Allied Irish Bank.
My partner and I changing mortgage lender for our flat with Allied Irish Bank. We have a son approaching twenty who lives with us. The solicitor on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel requested us to identify anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who lives in the flat. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the apartment is forfeited by the lender. I have a couple of concerns (1) Is this document specific to the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we purchased 5 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?
First, rest assured that your Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Allied Irish Bank .This is solely used to protect the Allied Irish Bank if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave.

It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Allied Irish Bank had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Do all mortgage companies provide you with an approved list of solicitors? How do you know who is on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel?
The law firm practices themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Allied Irish Bank directly.
I was expecting to complete on my first house two days ago. My lawyer’s firm is on the Allied Irish Bank solicitors panel but has moved offices in the past couple of months and had not informed Allied Irish Bank of their new address. Allied Irish Bank is now refusing to release my funds as the information from the solicitors isn't correct.
This is as unusual as it is unlucky. Most lender Terms of Conveyancing Panel Appointment specifically oblige the solicitor to inform the lender of an address change. Your solicitor needs to treat this with the utmost urgency. Do speak with or register your concern with the senior partner (assuming he or she is not your direct lawyer). Most lenders would be reasonable in this situation and expedite the resolution of this issue. It may be prudent to enlist the help of your local Allied Irish Bank branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can help.
I can not work out if my mortgage offer requires a lease extension . I have called Allied Irish Bank on numerous occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they would lend. My solicitor - who is on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told not they would not lend in accordance with their CML Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?
As long as the conveyancer is on the Allied Irish Bank panel she or he must comply with the CML Handbook requirements for Allied Irish Bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that Allied Irish Bank will go ahead your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask Allied Irish Bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the remaining number of years left on the lease.
Allied Irish Bank have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up Allied Irish Bank or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Allied Irish Bank will tell you what documents they want. Allied Irish Bank will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. Allied Irish Bank will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.
Next month my fiance and I are buying a 1st floor apartment in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are about to beappointed. My friendrecommended that we double-check that the property lawyer in Hendon is on the Allied Irish Bank list of approved conveyancing firms. Surely I don't need to do this, do I?
It is not that case that all Hendon conveyancing solicitors are on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel. Click here to find a Hendon conveyancing firm on the on the Allied Irish Bank solicitors pane.