The Law Society introduced CQS earlier this year to help the public and others to recognise high standards in the home buying process and to deter fraud in the residential property market. Law Society President Former Linda Lee said “CQS improves efficiency with common, consistent standards and service levels and enables consumers to recognise practices that provide a quality residential conveyancing service. Buying a home is one of the largest purchases anyone will make in their lifetime, so it is essential that it is done to the highest standard by a solicitor. There are many different conveyancing service providers out there, making it difficult for home buyers to identify those which can ensure a safe and efficient level of service.”
To ensure that the high standards required by CQS are maintained, the scheme requires its members to undergo an ongoing process of training, audits and annual reviews.
Membership of the scheme is only awarded to members of the Law Society. As a result of these stringent procedures, which are designed to ensure that only the best firms achieve membership, the CQS scheme is supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Building Societies Association, and the Association of British Insurers.
For more information on the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme visit http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/
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