Yorkshire unveils comparison site

The Yorkshire has launched a conveyancing price comparison website for consumers.

It has been created in conjunction with eConveyancer and follows hot on the heels of the Yorkshire’s online conveyancing service for borrowers which was unveiled last year.

Compareconveyancers.co.uk features a national network of more than 170 solicitors and allows clients to choose between firms based on price, service and location.

All the companies involved offer a ‘no sale, no fee’ promise excluding disbursements.

David Jackson, head of e-commerce at the Yorkshire, says: “Price comparison websites are popular with the public but their services do not extend to the house buying process.

“We’ve increased the number of solicitors on our panel and developed a facility where-by anyone looking for a solicitor can make use of it.” Dominic Toller, director of marketing and new business at LMS, says: “The website is easy to use but doesn’t offer anything new – it simply lists local firms and their corresponding charges.

“Price comparison websites risk pushing consumers to search on price alone. Companies that advertise themselves as the cheapest can be flooded with consumer enquiries so they tend to offer poor service.”