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FAQs : The Allied Irish Bank Conveyancing Panel

I am obtaining a mortgage offer from Allied Irish Bank. I intend to employ the services of a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Allied Irish Bank Conveyancing panel exclude Licensed Conveyancers
Allied Irish Bank’s approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
I am buying a brand new apartment and my solicitor is telling me that she is duty bound to disclose incentives from the developer as her firm is on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel. The Estate Agents are hassling me to sign contracts and I have no desire to delay deal. Can I insist on an exchange regardless of what my lawyer says about being on the Allied Irish Bank panel?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the Allied Irish Bank approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Allied Irish Bank). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
Do all the firms listed on your directory have online case tracking as I understood that this was a condition of being on the Allied Irish Bank solicitor panel?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders or BSA do not require online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
I am selling my house. Does my solicitor have to be on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Allied Irish 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.
I am buying a property where the roof has a solar panel. Allied Irish Bank have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
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.
The for formalities of my purchase has taken place with a loan from Allied Irish Bank. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Allied Irish Bank. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?
Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the Allied Irish Bank branches or the Customer Care Team at Allied Irish Bank head office. In most cases complaints to Allied Irish Bank are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.
We are are buying a terraced house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are preferred to beinstructed. My friendsuggested that we make sure that the solicitor in Hendon is on the Allied Irish Bank list of approved conveyancing firms. Surely I don't need to do this, do I?
A limited percentage of Hendon conveyancing solicitors are on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel. Click here to find a Hendon conveyancing lawyer on the on the Allied Irish Bank panel.