[x close]

Bank of England Base Rate Decrease Announcement: Find out how this affects your mortgage and savings


Need a Solicitor?

With the Yorkshire Building Society Conveyancing Service, finding a solicitor for your house purchase, sale, remortgage or transfer of equity takes less than two minutes. There are over 120 solicitors to choose from and you don't need to have your mortgage with us to use this service.

When do I need a solicitor?

What will a solicitor do for me?

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.

back to top

Why choose us?

  • No sale, no fee (excluding disbursements for example search costs that may have already been incurred on your behalf).
  • A choice of over 120 firms to choose from.
  • Get a range of quotes in less than two minutes.
  • Instruct online and track your case online 24/7.
  • Helpline available 7 days per week.

What will a solicitor commit to?

All solicitors on our panel will:

  • Accept referrals and contact clients within 24 hours of being instructed.
  • Keep clients up to date daily via the website, email or text messages.
  • Try their best to meet the expected completion date.

Solicitor ratings

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.

back to top

Transfer of equity

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:

  • If you get married and want to transfer an existing home into joint names.
  • If you get divorced or separated and want to transfer a jointly owned property into the sole name of one of the owners.

Whatever the reason, you should consult a solicitor for legal advice.


back to top

Getting a quote

Get a quote online

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.


Call us

Speak to one of our friendly advisers.

  • 8am - 8pm: Mon to Thurs
  • 8am - 6pm: Fri
  • 9am - 4pm: Sat
  • 10am - 1pm: Sun
01844 265 375


Your questions answered

back to top

Get in touch

Visit a branch or agency

Enter a town, city or postcode to find your nearest branch.

Call us

  • 8am - 8pm: Mon to Fri
  • 9am - 1pm: Sat
0345 1200 100*