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FAQs : The Ulster Bank Conveyancing Panel

I am expecting a mortgage with Ulster Bank. my intention is to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Ulster Bank Conveyancing panel include conveyancers regulated by the CLC
Ulster Bank’s approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Please help. My lawyer is assuring me that he is legally obliged to conduct a Local Authority search stemming from the fact that the firm are on the Ulster Bank solicitor panel. Do I not have a choice here?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are taking a mortgage with Ulster Bank 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 Ulster Bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Ulster Bank. 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 Ulster Bank panel solicitor in Inverness. Can you assist?
It is not clear why you need a Ulster Bank panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Ulster Bank to find out which solicitors in Ulster Bank 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
What happens if my solicitor is suspended from the Ulster Bank Conveyancing panel in advance of the moving date as agreed at exchange of contracts?
The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have ti instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by the regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.
My existing mortgage is with Ulster Bank. My father has just retired and wants to pay off the mortgage left on the property. After Ulster Bank is paid, I want to transfer the property to my mother's name; How long will it roughly take? Do we need two separate solicitors on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel? I do not intend to live at the property once the Ulster Bank mortgage is discharged.
Although you do need to retain the services of a lawyer they dont need to be on the Ulster Bank panel. You will need a solicitor to draw up the transfer and to deal with the Land Registry formalities. The only thing you need to consider is that by selling at an undervalue so ask your lawyer about the implications. There could be an inheritance tax issue if you die within 7 years of this. As the property is your main residence you need not pay CGT but you should speak with your accountants in any event.
The for formalities of my purchase has taken place with a mortgage from Ulster Bank. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Ulster Bank. How does one go about formally complaining?
Almost all lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the Ulster Bank branches or the Customer Care Team at Ulster Bank head office. Ordinarily complaints to Ulster Bank are resolved effectively and efficiently. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service at South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.
Planning on purchasing a flat with a mortgage with Ulster Bank. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that they are on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel