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Frequently asked questions relating to the Yorkshire Bank Conveyancing Panel

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Yorkshire Bank conveyancing panel. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company Yorkshire Bank will not agree to this. Why was Yorkshire Bank even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the Yorkshire Bank conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform Yorkshire Bank of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to Yorkshire Bank then they would have to discontinue acting for you and Yorkshire Bank.
I have been Googling for online conveyancing estimates. Can I be assured that all the law firms that are identified on your website are on the Yorkshire Bank conveyancing panel?
The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices on our directory have advised us that they are on the Yorkshire Bank panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Yorkshire Bank panel. To date we have not been informed by either a lender or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Yorkshire Bank conveyancing panel is not accurate.
My conveyancers in Liverpool have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with Yorkshire Bank. Is it case that being on the Yorkshire Bank conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a number of years?
Different lenders have different requirements 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 Yorkshire Bank Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Yorkshire Bank directly.
Do most lenders operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the Yorkshire Bank conveyancing panel requirements are different to Yorkshire Bank’s conveyancing panel requirements.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Yorkshire Bank. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Yorkshire Bank you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Yorkshire Bank conveyancing panel.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Yorkshire Bank mortgage of my property but not on the land registry. The apartment was transferred to me on our divorce many years ago by way of a sealed court order. Does my ex still have a say on the sale even though the land registry showing the property in my name alone? Will I be required to take her name of the Yorkshire Bank mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Yorkshire Bank mortgage, it is unusual that your ex-wife’s name remains on the mortgage but not on the title. It is conceivable that this is an oversight on the part of your conveyancers to ensure that her name was removed or even an administrative error on the part of Yorkshire Bank in failing to update their data. In any event, it should cause difficulty providing her name no longer appears on the Land Registry title and you have a court order ordering that the property is transferred to you.