Ahli United Bank Conveyancing Panel Information

The information on this page is designed to keep solicitors and licensed conveyancers abreast of latest requirements changes by Ahli United Bank and to assist in remaining on the Ahli United Bank Conveyancing Panel.

Ahli United Bank Conveyancing Panel: Recently Asked Questions

Are Ahli United Bank Conveyancing panel lawyers obliged to disclose incentives?
Ahli United Bank’s answer to this question can be found at section 6.4.4 of their CML Part 2 requirements

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my firm is on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel. Can I get an archived copy of a Ahli United Bank Part 2 from the CML?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders do not hold historic copies of P2 conditions pre-December 2010. We would recommend you make a request of Ahli United Bank directly.
Are the Council of Licensed Conveyancers taking any action to ensure that licensed conveyancers remain on lender conveyancing panels?
The CLC has begun discussions with banks and their representative bodies to see whether and how the risks that lenders wish to mitigate could be addressed through the regulatory framework rather than via ad hoc arrangements that can differ from lender to lender. It is likely that that the CLC have been in touch with lenders such as Ahli United Bank as well as the BSA.
I recently attended a seminar arranged via my PI broker where it was mentioned that solicitors are being sued for non-compliance with CML PII obligations . I am on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel can you tell me how Part 2 changes took place by Ahli United Bank during 2013?
During 2013, 3 sections of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook P2 were changed by Ahli United Bank. Some changes are more important than others but as a firm on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel you are of course obliged to comply with individual lender requirements, as set out in Part II of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. Locktons have recently pointed out in an article that non-compliance with Part 2 requirements account for a number of high value claims, and it is therefore important to be aware of any particularly onerous terms that an individual lender may impose.

Remember: CML requirements are not guidelines; they are the lender client’s instructions.

The firm that I work for is on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel. I am dealing with Ahli United Bank mortgage on a purchase. My borrower client is asking not to disclose an issue to Ahli United Bank. What do I do in this conflict situation?
When a solicitor is acting for both Ahli United Bank and borrower there is potential for conflicts to arise. You owe duties to both clients. All information received by you from your client is confidential and cannot be disclosed without the client’s consent. In the situation you find yourself in if the purchaser will not consent to the information being passed on to the lender the solicitor must cease to act for the Ahli United Bank and it may well be prudent you to cease to act for the purchaser as well. You can not tell the Ahli United Bank the reason for termination of the retainer over and above the fact that a conflict has arisen. The fact that you can no longer act should alert even the most somnambulistic of lenders that something is wrong with the borrower and/or purchase. The fact that you have disinstructed yourself should not affect your Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel status.
my firm’s membership of the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel was terminated but was reinstated on appeal, do I need to disclose this information on my CQS application?
We would recommend that you supply details of the date of removal, information on the reason for removal, date of appeal and any reason given for reinstatement. This should not negatively affect your firm’s application but gives the CQS team viability as to what has gone on.
My firm is listed on the Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel and scheduled to complete a remortgage within the next few weeks. My file does not contain a Mortgage Deed for the client to execute. Who do I contact at Ahli United Bank to request substitute deeds?
You would be advised to contact Ahli United Bank to obtain standard documents. The CML Handbook has a specific inquiry for lenders to cite who to contact to obtain standard documents. Ahli United Bank in their Part 2’s state:
It helps to disclose your Ahli United Bank conveyancing panel reference.

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Average number of days to register title including a charge in favour of Ahli United Bank
This information relates to purchase only and not remortgages.
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