Solicitors offer local housing market “Conveyancing Quality Scheme” service

October 1, 2012 10:48 am - Categorised in: ,

Choosing a conveyancer or solicitor when buying or selling your home is difficult.  We know that some are good, and some are not so good, but the question is how to know which is which?

To help in this, the Law Society launched its Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).  Law Society President John Wotton 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.”
Mortgage lenders have recognised the benefits of the CQS, with Santander and HSBC being just two which now require new solicitors on their panels to be CQS accredited.  Also, the popular consumer finance website,, has urged first time buyers to seek out a CQS solicitor.

As such, it is understandable why Ellis-Fermor & Negus solicitors (with offices in Ripley, Belper, Long Eaton and Beeston) are pleased to announce they are one of only a handful of local firms to have been admitted to the CQS.

Robert Meredith, Head of Conveyancing, stated:
“This is recognition of the excellent service level we provide.  It is a tribute to our staff and to the procedures that we already had in place that Ellis-Fermor & Negus was able to gain accreditation.

“Our membership of the Scheme ensures that clients can have total confidence in our ability to handle their conveyancing transactions.  Our experienced and friendly team can handle their sale or purchase smoothly and efficiently, dealing with any hiccups on the way.”

On the Scheme in general, Robert commented:
“This is an excellent development for the house buying process.  In what is already a crowded conveyancing market, the scheme will ensure that the public, lenders and insurers will be able to easily identify CQS practices with the knowledge that the service offered will be of a truly excellent standard.”

For more information on the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme visit, or contact the CQS Unit on 020 7316 5550 or

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