Commercial property

Does the Code for Completion by Post 2019 apply to licensed conveyancers?

I am aware that the Law Society Code for Completion by Post came into force on 1 May. Do the provisions within the 2019 code continue to apply to licensed conveyancers as was the case with the 2011 code?

Adoption of the 2019 code is voluntary for anyone not a member of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).

It may be adopted by licensed conveyancers.

Paragraph 15 of the new code states that “when a licensed conveyancer adopts this code, references to a solicitor include that licensed conveyancer”.

Download the Code for Completion by Post

For more information, contact the Practice Advice Service.


While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this article, it does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such. The Law Society does not accept any responsibility for liabilities arising as a result of reliance upon the information given.

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