Buying and selling a home (conveyancing) is probably the largest transaction that most people undertake in their lives. Therefore it is essential you choose the right people to help and support you. You should also ensure they are appropriately qualified.
Solicitors should meet the required standard to be part of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). CQS is the accreditation scheme of the Law Society of England and Wales. Obtaining CQS shows solicitors have the necessary skills and expertise to provide residential conveyancing advice. This reassures buyers at the outset they will receive relevant information to understand the process including costs and approximate timescales.
The Law Society requires law firms to undergo re-assessments, compulsory training and audits in order to maintain their CQS status.
In addition, the scheme is recognised by mortgage lenders. Some lenders require firms to be a member of CQS before they are able to deal with any related mortgages. If your firm is not accredited, you may have to deal with a separate firm of solicitors in relation to any related mortgage.
Druitts are proud to be a member of CQS. Membership indicates Solicitors are providing a high level of service to all clients.
Chris Clifford, Director commented: “I am delighted Druitts has been awarded this accreditation for the sixth year. It underlines the way we like to do business and support our customers. We continuously work to improve our conveyancing services.” Chris continues, “It is also a signal to future customers of the excellent service level provided. Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest deals most of us ever make. It is often a stressful time for many people. We make it as easy for our customers as possible, and do all we can to ensure everything goes smoothly.”
So, the next time you are considering buying or selling a house, check to see whether the firm of solicitors you intend to instruct are CQS accredited.