Find a Law Firm
approved by Yorkshire BS
Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.
Looking for information about your firm's panel status?How does my firm apply to be on the Yorkshire Building Society Conveyancing Panel? How can my firm be reinstated onto the Yorkshire Building Society Conveyancing Panel?
Find an Approved Solicitor on the Yorkshire Building Society Conveyancing Panel
FAQs : The Yorkshire Building Society Conveyancing Panel
How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel. How easy is it to change conveyancer?
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.
Our lawyer has identified a defect with the lease for the property we are buying. The other side have put forward title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will pay for it. Our lawyer has advised that as he is on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel he must be satisfied that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or Yorkshire Building Society?
Just because you have a mortgage offer from Yorkshire Building Society does not mean to say that the property will be meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the CML Handbook Requirements. You and Yorkshire Building Society are the client. These conveyancing instructions must be adhered to by the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and Yorkshire Building Society
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Yorkshire Building Society approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Yorkshire Building Society solicitor panel.
I am selling my house. Does my solicitor have to be on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
Do the majority of banks 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 Building Society conveyancing panel requirements are different to Yorkshire Building Society’s conveyancing panel requirements.
My fiance and I are at the point of viewing flats and am about to put in an offer. Is it best to have a conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a mortgage with Yorkshire Building Society
It would be sensible to have your start your search soon rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Yorkshire Building Society , ask your prospective lawyers check they are on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
The for formalities of my remortgage has taken place with a loan from Yorkshire Building Society. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about Yorkshire Building Society. How do I make a complaint?
Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the Yorkshire Building Society branches or the Customer Care Department at Yorkshire Building Society head office. We understand that complaints to Yorkshire Building Society are resolved very quickly. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service at South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.