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FAQs for the Allied Irish Bank Solicitor Panel

My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Allied Irish Bank fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How efficient are the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use 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 pretty large so it would be advisable to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. 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.
My lawyer has identified an inconsistency when comparing the information in Allied Irish Bank’s home valuation report and what is revealed within the legal papers for the property. My lawyer informs me that as he is on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel he needs to ensure that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my lawyer’s course or action correct?
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) which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Allied Irish Bank approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Allied Irish Bank solicitor panel.
I am considering applying for a Allied Irish Bank mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) with 70% loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Allied Irish Bank?
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 transaction.
I previously instructed online conveyancers based in Cardiff who are on the Allied Irish Bank solicitor panel. They are now charging me a separate fee of £195 for the legal aspects of the Allied Irish Bank mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Allied Irish Bank?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your solicitors can charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by Allied Irish Bank but by your lawyers. Some firms on the Allied Irish Bank will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of firms include it on their overall fee.
Hi, thinking about buying a house off my mate. Once we agree a price, what’s the best way to move forward? I hope to get a mortgage with Allied Irish Bank. Is it possible to avoid using solicitors to save on the costs? My father said that years ago it was possible to take the documents into the local Land Registry office and they did the rest
If you are getting a mortgage with Allied Irish Bank involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel. We would not encourage you to both use the same solicitors' firm. There are clear conflict of interest issues and it's not going to make a huge difference to the speed of the overall process. So as not to hold things us you should pass on your solicitors details to Allied Irish Bank. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel.
For 5 years I had a mortgage with Allied Irish Bank. My godfather 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 does the process 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.
Although you do need to retain the services of a lawyer they dont need to be on the Allied Irish Bank 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. As the property is your main residence you need not pay CGT but you should speak with your accountants in any event.