Conveyancing

Moving house or selling a property? You need a quality conveyancer.

When a house or flat is sold, legal and administrative work is needed so that the person buying the property owns it legally. This is called conveyancing.

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in buying or selling property, trusted by some of the UK's biggest lenders.

Our conveyancing firms, based around England and Wales, can advise you on:

  • buying a property  
  • selling your property
  • buying to let
  • working out your rights in a leasehold
  • property searches

Conveyancing Quality Scheme members will:

  • explain the steps in buying or selling a home
  • tell you what service you can expect from them
  • be honest about what the costs will be
  • keep you informed through the process

About Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation

All CQS members undertake an assessment on an annual basis to ensure that their staff have the necessary skills and knowledge to hold the CQS accreditation. Once accredited, staff continue to demonstrate that they have the required level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice through the completion of on-going mandatory training.

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme is officially recognised by the Legal Ombudsman, the Association of British Insurers (ABI), UK Finance (formerly the CML) and the Building Societies Association (BSA). Lenders including HSBC, Santander, Nationwide, Clydesdale, MetroBank and Yorkshire Bank all recognised that Conveyancing Quality Scheme members provide a service that can be trusted, granting our member firms entry onto their residential mortgage lender panels.