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Q and A’s regarding the Bank of Ireland Mortgages Solicitor Panel
We are purchasing a 1 bedroom flat in Leeds with a mortgage from Bank of Ireland Mortgages. We have a lawyer but Bank of Ireland Mortgages says she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the Bank of Ireland Mortgages panel firms or keep our solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; is there anything we can do?
Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Bank of Ireland Mortgages
I am buying a newly constructed apartment and my lawyer is informing me that she is duty bound to disclose incentives from the developer as her firm is on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel. I am on a tight deadline to sign contracts and I have no desire to delay deal. Is my lawyer right?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition 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). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I note that you have a post code search directory listing firms on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for my house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I am buying a right to buy flat and getting a mortgage with Bank of Ireland Mortgages. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel in your location.
Hi, thinking about buying a house off my mate. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to move forward? I hope to get a mortgage with Bank of Ireland Mortgages. 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 Bank of Ireland Mortgages involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages 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 Bank of Ireland Mortgages. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel.
I have today made my last payment due on mortgage with Bank of Ireland Mortgages. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm
If you have finished paying off your Bank of Ireland Mortgages mortgage they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Bank of Ireland Mortgages mortgage from the register. Bank of Ireland Mortgages,and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage: but are not moving to another property where the Bank of Ireland Mortgages has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Bank of Ireland Mortgages has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Bank of Ireland Mortgages mortgage has been paid off.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage agreed with Bank of Ireland Mortgages. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Bank of Ireland Mortgages you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel.