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Examples of recent questions relating to the Ulster Bank Conveyancing Panel

I am expecting a mortgage with Ulster Bank. I intend to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Ulster Bank Solicitor panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC
Ulster Bank’s conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
My nephew is purchasing a new build apartment with a home loan from Ulster Bank. His solicitor has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested.

The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.

The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to visit the offices of the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in London so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for Ulster Bank undertake all of the work via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
The firm that I appointed last week on my purchase in Hendon has suddenly closed. They were on acting for me because I needed a solicitor on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel and my family lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £175 for searches. What do I do now?
If you have an estate agent involved then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to help
Can you point me to a directory of Ulster Bank panel solicitors on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online.
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Ulster Bank. Solicitors have been chosen? How long does it take for Ulster Bank to send the offer to our conveyancer
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Ulster Bank completed the valuation? Have you advised Ulster Bank as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued
Ulster Bank have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up Ulster Bank or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Ulster Bank will tell you what documents they want. Ulster Bank will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. Ulster Bank will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.