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Examples of recent questions relating to the Yorkshire Building Society Conveyancing Panel

I appointed a law firm to work on my remortgage three weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Yorkshire Building Society. The firm confirmed to me that they are on Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel and gave me their panel reference. Yorkshire Building Society then called me to say that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What do I do from here? Do I instruct a different law firm currently on the approved panel for Yorkshire Building Society?
You may be very frustrated with the lawyer but if it only go take a few more days they it may be worth waiting as, depending on how far progressed you are you may end up delaying the transaction by a number of weeks if you need to replace your solicitor You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the Yorkshire Building Society as to the time frame to get your lawyer reinstated on the panel once again.
We are nearing an exchange and my mum and dad having sent the 10% deposit to my lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has not come from me my lawyer needs to disclose this to my lender Yorkshire Building Society. Apparently, being on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel and acting on their behalf he must inform Yorkshire Building Society if the balance of the mortgage advance is coming from anyone other than me. I advised the bank about my parent’s contribution when I applied for the home loan so is it really necessary for him to raise this?
Your lawyer is obliged to check with Yorkshire Building Society to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only report this to Yorkshire Building Society if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
I am planning to acquire a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Liverpool who is on the Yorkshire Building Society approved. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Yorkshire Building Society . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I am purchasing a right to buy flat and getting a mortgage with Yorkshire Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Yorkshire Building Society 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 Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel in your location.
Can you point me to a directory of Yorkshire Building Society panel solicitors on the CML Handbook Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online.
My brother and I have had an offer accepted on a house I spoke to a conveyancer recommended by my uncle and he suggested instructing a law firm 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 pointed out 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.
Enquire of Yorkshire Building Society to suggest a law firm in your location. 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 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.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on a house. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers I paid an upfront payment of 225. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me to say that they were not on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Yorkshire Building Society panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.