How you can tell we are conveyancing specialists

We are pleased to say that Bonallack and Bishop have now been accredited for the Conveyancing Quality Scheme run by the Law Society.

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) covers all the legal work involved in buying, selling and renting a property and provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing law firms.

Why is it important? You might think that conveyancing is a simple and straightforward process, but the reality is that it is becoming increasingly complex. Chains are becoming more complex, mortgage companies more prone to withdrawing mortgage offers and there are a raft of new and complex other factors – including solar panels, for example [if you buy a house with a solar panel, did you realise that you’re taking on certain rights and responsibilities that come with ownership of the house?].

What’s more, especially in times of recession, the issues surrounding potential fraud, and claims by lenders and title disputes and claims by lenders seem to becoming more common.

To protect those buying or selling property, the CQS was launched by the Law Society provide a nationally recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing law firms – so by appointing members of the accreditation scheme clients can ensure they have found specialist conveyancers to represent them. To quote the Law Society themselves, “members are approved by the Law Society as experts” in conveyancing. After all, buying property is probably the biggest financial transaction, you run to take – you want to make sure your property solicitor really knows what they’re doing.

Membership of this, the scheme also reassures lenders, who are increasingly demanding that law firms must be members of the quality scheme. In fact, the CQS is supported by the Association of British Insurers, Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Building Societies Association.

However, as you would expect, being awarded membership is far from straightforward. To become accredited, any law firm will have to:

o show a minimum of three years’ experience of residential conveyancing;

o satisfy checks on the integrity of the firm in general and individual staff involved in the conveyancing process;

o establish that the firm achieves consistent high quality standards;

o sign up to a ‘clients’ charter’;

o have robust quality assurance, which is readily reviewed by ‘spot checks’ and file audits.

Call Amesbury [01980] 622992 for quality conveyancing advice from accredited local experts

Moving home can be a very stressful process but knowing that the solicitor in charge of your legal work is an accredited conveyancing expert can help to put your mind at ease.

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