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Is the fact that my solicitor is not identified on the Ulster Bank Conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of the firm’s conveyancing?
It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 3 reasons are as follows: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should simply call the firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for Ulster Bank.
My conveyancing solicitor has informed me that he requires identification documents stating that this forms part of his retainer as a conveyancer on the Ulster Bank Solicitor panel. This is news to me - can I refuse?
Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offense if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage with Ulster Bank your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy Ulster Bank
I have been looking for online conveyancing estimates. Can I be assured that all the firms that are identified on your directory are on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel?
The law firms on our directory have assured us via an online form that they are on the Ulster Bank panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Ulster Bank panel. To date we have not been informed by either a mortgage company or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel is not accurate.
I am purchasing a terraced house and getting a mortgage with Ulster Bank. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the Ulster Bank conveyancing panel in your location.
We have agreed a price on a house I spoke to a conveyancer recommended by my uncle and he recommended using a law firm 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 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 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.
Ask 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 have paid off my mortgage with Ulster Bank. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Ulster Bank panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm
If you have finished paying off your Ulster Bank mortgage they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Ulster Bank mortgage from the register. Ulster Bank,and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage: but are not moving to another property where the Ulster Bank has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Ulster Bank has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Ulster Bank mortgage has been paid off.
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.