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Whether you are buying a new property, re-mortgaging to another lender, selling a property or carrying out a Transfer of Equity you will need to appoint a solicitor. A solicitor is responsible for transferring the legal ownership of a property from one person to another, and/or for ensuring that a lender gets a valid legal charge over that property; this process is called conveyancing.
If you are buying a home your solicitor will also carry out various searches on your behalf ensuring that you know as much about the property as possible before you buy it. They will deal with the offer from your lender, prepare the legal contracts between you and the seller and confirm an appropriate date with the seller when the purchase can complete. If applicable your solicitor will also make arrangements to pay the Stamp Duty Land Tax to the HMRC on your behalf.
All solicitors on our panel will:
Prior to instructing a solicitor you can view the ratings that have been left by other users, compare solicitors on their ratings and once a case has completed you can leave your own review. This provides an added incentive for solicitors to ensure that their service is of the highest quality.
The Yorkshire Building Society Conveyancing Service is provided for Yorkshire Building Society by United Legal Services. The conveyancing firms listed are entirely responsible for the conveyancing services they provide.
Firms providing quotes will include not just solicitor firms but also licensed conveyancer firms.
A transfer of equity is needed where people want to change the legal ownership on a property where there is a mortgage. There could be various reasons for wanting to do this, for example:
Whatever the reason, you should consult a solicitor for legal advice.
The service is completely independent. Simply enter your details and in less than two minutes you will be presented with a list of solicitors and conveyancers. The list will show you who they are, where they are based, the costs and the rating awarded to them by previous users. You can order the quotes using any of these factors and it is up to you which one you choose.
Whichever solicitor you decide to appoint, you can rest assured that strict service standards will be in place, monitored and adhered to.
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