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FAQs : The Bank of Ireland Conveyancing Panel

My mortgage broker has has requested my solicitor’s panel reference for the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I discover this. I have called my local Bank of Ireland branch but they cant find it on their system.
Have you tried speaking to your lawyer about this?. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the Bank of Ireland panel reference.
My conveyancer has discovered an inconsistency between the surveyor’s assumptions in Bank of Ireland’s home valuation survey and what is revealed within the title deeds. My solicitor says that as he is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel he is duty bound to ensure that the bank is with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my lawyer’s course or action right?
A precondition to being on the Bank of Ireland approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Bank of Ireland) 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 been looking for conveyancing quotes online. Can I be assured that all the practices that are listed on your directory are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel?
The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices on our directory have assured us via an online form that they are on the Bank of Ireland panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Bank of Ireland panel. To date we have not been informed by either a lender or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel is incorrect.
I would like to get my ex-husband taken off the mortgage deeds. Can Bank of Ireland really tell me which solicitor I can or can not use?
You can use any solicitor you like but Bank of Ireland then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the Bank of Ireland solicitors panel
My brother and I have agreed a price on a house I spoke to a conveyancer recommended by my uncle and he recommended retaining a solicitor approved by Bank of Ireland. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Bank of Ireland if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Bank of Ireland pointed out that either practice can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Bank of Ireland 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Enquire of Bank of Ireland for conveyancing panel firms in your area. Most banks have lawyers on their panel throughout the UK. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel based on location. If you particularly like the sound of one of the local lawyers that you have spoken to ask them if they would go onto Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Bank of Ireland’s requirements it can be a very simple job for the solicitor. Other stuff will be going on in parallel (as you are at an early stage) so it may not delay matters.
My husband and I are in the process of looking at flats and am about to put in an offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I I am planning to take a home loan with Bank of Ireland
It would be sensible to have your start your search soon rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Bank of Ireland , make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Bank of Ireland. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use 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 you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel.