Burnetts secures Law Society’s conveyancing quality mark
Burnetts' property team has been re-accredited by the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme - the mark of excellence for the home buying process.
Burnetts has been re-accredited by the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) - the mark of excellence for the home buying process.
The law firm, which has offices in Carlisle, Penrith, Newcastle and West Cumbria, was first assessed in 2013, but has recently undergone a rigorous re-assessment by the Law Society in order to maintain its CQS status. The accreditation marks the firm out as meeting high standards in the residential conveyancing process.
Head of Property Richard Miller said, "CQS has established itself as the quality mark of the home-buying sector and enables buyers and sellers to identify firms which deliver excellent technical expertise and client service.”
He continued, “We’re delighted to have again secured CQS status. Buying and selling a home can be a stressful time, but by looking for a CQS firm like Burnetts the public can be reassured that that they will receive all the information they need to understand the process, options, costs and timescales from the outset.”
One way in which the firm is helping clients to understand costs is through the provision of a free conveyancing calculator on its website. As well as providing an estimate of legal fees, the tool also allows users to see the full cost of their move by detailing search fees. The calculator even works out the Stamp Duty Land Tax.
CQS requires practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self reporting, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme. Since its introduction, CQS has also become an essential requirement of banks and building societies: many lenders will not allow buyers / sellers to use solicitors without CQS accreditation.
To use Burnetts’ conveyancing calculator, go to http://www.burnetts.co.uk/online-tools/conveyancing-calculator .
For more information on the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme visit www.lawsociety.org.uk/cqs.All News