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Frequently asked questions relating to the Ulster Bank Solicitor Panel

I am getting a mortgage with Ulster Bank. I intend to retain the legal services of a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Ulster Bank Conveyancing panel include conveyancers regulated by the CLC
Ulster Bank’s conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders represented by the CML or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Please assist. My lawyer is not to blame but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Ulster Bank was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6 months + 3. My lawyer has advised that as she is on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are no longer valid.
A precondition to being on the Ulster Bank approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Ulster Bank)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 Ulster Bank.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Manchester on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the Ulster Bank approved panel?
We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another as the right firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with local knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..
I am attempting to get my former partner taken off the mortgage deeds. Can Ulster Bank really tell me which solicitor I can or can not retain?
You can use any solicitor you like but Ulster Bank 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 Ulster Bank solicitors panel
I have had an offer accepted on a flat I spoke to a lawyer previously used by my uncle and he advised using a solicitor approved by Ulster Bank. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Ulster Bank if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Ulster Bank suggested that either firm can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Ulster Bank '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 Ulster Bank 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 Ulster Bank 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 Ulster Bank conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Ulster Bank’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.
I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in month 8 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Ulster Bank are being problematic. The solicitor who is on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Ulster Bank are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Ulster Bank have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Ulster Bank have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Ulster Bank 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.
At last I have had an offer on an apartment accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have offered on somewhere, but not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties booked. My conveyancing solicitor has been instructed. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage app going with Ulster Bank?
It is usual to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey/valuation, conveyancing search costs, etc). First you should check that your solicitor is on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel. As to the next stages this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot mortgage some buyers would pally for the mortgage with Ulster Bank and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.