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Is the fact that my conveyancer is not on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages Conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of her 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 most common reasons for removal are: (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 Bank of Ireland Mortgages.
Can you clarify something for me?. My lawyer is not to blame but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Bank of Ireland Mortgages was date stamped random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on Tues etc. My lawyer has advised that as she is on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are now out of date.
One of the many conditions to being on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Bank of Ireland Mortgages)which specifies that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Bank of Ireland Mortgages.
Do I need to visit the offices of the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in London so that I can attend their offices when needed.
Whereas this was necessary 12 years ago, most lenders no longer require their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to provide ID Documents and there are still distinct advantages to using a local solicitor, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in London .
My solicitors in London have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with Bank of Ireland Mortgages. Is it case that being on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a number of years?
Different lenders have different requirements but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the Bank of Ireland Mortgages Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Bank of Ireland Mortgages directly.
Do the majority of lenders operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel requirements are different to Bank of Ireland Mortgages’s conveyancing panel requirements.
My existing mortgage is with Bank of Ireland Mortgages. My father retired last week and wants to pay off the mortgage left on the property. After Bank of Ireland Mortgages 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 Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel? I do not intend to live at the property once the Bank of Ireland Mortgages mortgage is discharged.
Although you do need to retain the services of a lawyer they dont need to be on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages 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.
Sometime soon me and my wife are remortgaging a house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon need to beretained. My colleaguerecommended that we enquire that the conveyancing practitioner in Hendon is on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages approved list of lawyers. Is this really necessary?
A limited percentage of Hendon conveyancing practices are on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel. 8 people a month use our search tool to search for a Hendon conveyancing practitioner on the on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages approved list of lawyers.