Allied Irish Bank Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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This system assists the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their instructions, with automatic updates on Allied Irish Bank’s changes. Even though utilising the tool is not a condition for acceptance on the Allied Irish Bank panel, demonstrating you can stay up to date with Allied Irish Bank’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your panel application and, just as importantly, protect your firm’s panel standing.

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Lenders often vary their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Allied Irish Bank are not guidelines, they are instructions from a client. As with many clients, instructions can change - and they do change, frequently:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2008, Allied Irish Bank has made 176 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 15.5 days. In total, 51% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Allied Irish Bank have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
16.3.7a 20/10/2016 CML
16.4.2 20/10/2016 CML
3.2.3 20/10/2016 CML
5.14.11 20/10/2016 CML Defective Lease Indemnity Insurance
5.14.12 20/10/2016 CML
5.19.1 20/10/2016 CML
5.5.3a 20/10/2016 CML Lack of Planning Permission Indemnity Insurance
5.7.1b 20/10/2016 CML Flying Freehold Indemnity Insurance
5.9.1 20/10/2016 CML
17.2.1b 12/07/2013 CML

Last update 22/09/2019

FAQs : The Allied Irish Bank Solicitor Panel from members of the public

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor is not on the Allied Irish Bank Solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of his conveyancing?
That would more than likely be a wrong assumption to make. 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 Allied Irish Bank.
Our grandson is in the process of securing a new build apartment with a home loan from Allied Irish Bank. His conveyancer has advised him of a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?
The form is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked.

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 Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

I note that you have a search directory listing firms on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I appoint them for my own house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
My conveyancers in Liverpool have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with Allied Irish Bank. Is it case that being on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a number of years?
It very much depends from lender to lender but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the Allied Irish Bank Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Allied Irish Bank directly.
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Allied Irish Bank panel is any good?
seeking recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction
I am buying a property where the roof has a solar panel. Allied Irish Bank have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
Given that your lender is Allied Irish Bank your lawyer must to check the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Allied Irish Bank . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Allied Irish Bank where a lease does not meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales. The CML are developing guidance for Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Allied Irish 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 Allied Irish Bank or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Allied Irish Bank will tell you what documents they want. Allied Irish 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. Allied Irish 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.