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Yorkshire Building Society Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers

Is the fact that my conveyancer is not identified on the Yorkshire Building Society Conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of her work?
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 Yorkshire Building Society.
My son is purchasing a new build apartment with a mortgage from Yorkshire Building Society. His conveyancer has said that there is 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 purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor 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 Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Are there any apps to help search for a local solicitor on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 20 kilometers to meet the conveyancer.
You can use the find a conveyancing panel search on this page. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest you. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the Yorkshire Building Society solicitor panel.
I am thinking of refinancing my property does my lawyer have to be on the Yorkshire Building Society Conveyancing panel?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor but Yorkshire Building Society will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
We expect to receive a DIP from Yorkshire Building Society this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Yorkshire Building Society recommend a solicitor on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Yorkshire Building Society through the process.
My brother and I have had an offer accepted on a flat I spoke to a solicitor recommended by my uncle and he advised instructing a property lawyers approved by Yorkshire Building Society. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Yorkshire Building Society if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Yorkshire Building Society suggested that either firm can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Yorkshire Building Society 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Ask Yorkshire Building Society for conveyancing panel firms in your area. Lenders have them all over the country. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the Yorkshire Building Society 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 Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Yorkshire Building Society’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.
My husband and I are remortgaging a terraced house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon need to beappointed. My fathersuggested that we check that the conveyancing practitioner in Hendon is on the Yorkshire Building Society approved list of lawyers. Is this really necessary?
A limited percentage of Hendon conveyancing firms are on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel. 8 people a month use our search tool to find a Hendon conveyancing firm on the on the Yorkshire Building Society approved list of lawyers.