Law Society launch conveyancing quality scheme
The Law Society today announced that it is to launch a conveyancing quality scheme (CQS) to help homebuyers and sellers. The scheme is supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Building Societies Association and the Association of British Insurers.
The CQS is a quality standard which will be awarded to a solicitors’ firms in recognition of their high standards of service and advice.
Launching the new scheme at the Society’s Property Section annual conference and AGM, Law Society President Linda Lee said high quality conveyancing practices have never had the opportunity to be recognised for the work that they do.
“The CQS will give homebuyers an instantly recognisable ?kitemark? highlighting a firm’s professional excellence and their commitment to providing a high quality service.
“The accreditation will allow consumers to identify quality conveyancing practices in a crowded and sometimes confusing market.
“The traditional values and legal skill of solicitors coupled with their professional integrity and ability to embrace change means solicitors play a crucial role in bringing improvements to the homebuying process.”
“At the heart of the scheme is the new Law Society Transaction Protocol which will introduce consistent standards throughout the conveyancing process to speed things up for all parties and bring greater certainty fro buyers and sellers.”
Member firms will meet quality professional standards which will provide a benchmark standard of excellence for all conveyancing practices.
The CQS will be live from January 2011.