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FAQs for the Bank of Ireland Mortgages Conveyancing Panel

My Solicitor has never been on on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages Approved Panel. Is it possible for me to continue with my preferred solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
The most common options here are as follows:
  1. Complete the purchase with your preferred lawyers but Bank of Ireland Mortgages will need to instruct a lawyer on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel. This will result in additional cost and potential delay.
  2. Get a new solicitor to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel.
  3. Urge your lawyer to apply to join the Bank of Ireland Mortgages lender panel
Much to my surprise my lawyer has requested from me proof of ID documents stating that this is part of his retainer as a conveyancer on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages Conveyancing panel. Is this right?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identity of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing business. The Terms and Conditions that you need to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lawyer is right that Bank of Ireland Mortgages also require certain documents to be viewed. If a you refuse to provide ID verification documents, your conveyancer would not be able to accept instructions from you. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with Bank of Ireland Mortgages CML Handbook requirements last updated on Bank of Ireland Mortgages
Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to attend the offices of the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Manchester so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for Bank of Ireland Mortgages undertake all of the work via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
My house is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does my solicitor have to be on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages 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.
Completion of my remortgage has taken place with a loan from Bank of Ireland Mortgages. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Bank of Ireland Mortgages. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?
Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the Bank of Ireland Mortgages branches or the Customer Services Department at Bank of Ireland Mortgages head office. Ordinarily complaints to Bank of Ireland Mortgages are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.
I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in month 2010 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Bank of Ireland Mortgages are being problematic. The solicitor who is on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Bank of Ireland Mortgages are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Bank of Ireland Mortgages have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Bank of Ireland Mortgages have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Bank of Ireland Mortgages may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
We are are purchasing a 1st floor apartment in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are about to beretained. My brokeradvised that we check that the conveyancer in Hendon is on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages solicitors panel. Is this really necessary?
Not all Hendon conveyancing firms are on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel. 5 people a month use our search tool to find a Hendon conveyancing practitioner on the on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages approved list of lawyers.