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Examples of recent questions relating to the Bank of Ireland Solicitor Panel

My lawyer has never been on on the Bank of Ireland Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to use my preferred solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Bank of Ireland list of approved lawyers?
You will need to have a conveyancer complete the legal work required when you take out a Bank of Ireland mortgage to buy your property. They’ll carry out all the necessary legal checks on the property, make sure that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the necessary mortgage documentation is in place. You can instruct a conveyancing firm of your choice. However, if the firm selected is not a member of the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by Bank of Ireland. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so if your conveyancer has not previously applied for membership they can do so.
can you help? My solicitor is informing me me that he has to apply for a Local Authority search as the firm are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. The searches cost a lot of money. Can this be avoided?
You have limited options available to you. Given that you are taking out a loan with Bank of Ireland your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of Bank of Ireland’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Bank of Ireland. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
I need to find a Bank of Ireland panel solicitor in Stirling. Could you help me?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Bank of Ireland panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Bank of Ireland to find out which solicitors in Bank of Ireland are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. After all the cost is only one £1 a month
My uncle passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the house. The house had a small mortgage remaining of approximately £5k. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Bank of Ireland , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this allowed?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Bank of Ireland will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Bank of Ireland mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I previously instructed online conveyancers based in London who are on the Bank of Ireland solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a separate fee of £175 for dealing with the Bank of Ireland mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Bank of Ireland?
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 Bank of Ireland but by your lawyers. Some firms on the Bank of Ireland will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of firms include it on their overall fee.
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 conveyancing panel requirements are different to Bank of Ireland’s conveyancing panel requirements.
My fiance and I are at the point of viewing houses and now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a conveyancer appointed at this stage? I will be getting 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 , ask your prospective lawyers check they are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.