- Monday, 23 February 2015
A new buy-to-let lender, Fleet Mortgages, has created the first law firm panel made up only of members of the Conveyancing Association. CA chairman Eddie Goldsmith said he had held talks with others about a similar move.
Tags: Conveyancing Association, conveyancing panels, conveyancing quality scheme, CQS, Lender Exchange
Posted in Latest news
- Wednesday, 15 October 2014
More than 2,700 law firms have signed up for Lender Exchange, a website which stores information about conveyancing panel firms for mortgage lenders. However, negotiations with the Law Society over a relationship with the Conveyancing Quality Scheme have stalled.
Tags: conveyancing, conveyancing quality scheme, CQS, Law Society, Lender Exchange
Posted in Latest news
- Friday, 21 February 2014
A privately run portal that will centralise conveyancing panel member firms’ information on behalf of participating mortgage lenders, is gearing up for launch amid controversy fuelled by Law Society reservations about the scheme.
Tags: conveyancing, conveyancing quality scheme, Council of Mortgage Lenders, CQS, Mortgage lender panels
Posted in Latest news
- Monday, 8 July 2013
The Law Society last week finally launched its Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) last week with a warning to the profession that it needs to act to halt the fall in its market share. But the likes of the Co-op, AA and Saga will be able to apply for it too.
Tags: conveyancing quality scheme, CQS, wills and inheritance quality scheme, WIQS
Posted in Client care, Latest news
- Wednesday, 20 March 2013
The Law Society is to ask members of its Conveyancing Quality Scheme whether they would fund a dedicated advertising campaign, it has emerged. Chief executive Des Hudson raised the possibility at a meeting of the Conveyancing Association last week.
Tags: conveyancing quality scheme, CQS
Posted in Latest news, Marketing & PR
- Thursday, 14 February 2013
The “popular myth” that conveyancing is low value is not borne out by the evidence, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has found. But property work is continuing to cause the regulator problems, with stamp duty land tax schemes and ‘right to buy’ negligence litigation firmly on its radar.
Tags: conveyancing, conveyancing quality scheme, CQS, Lexcel, mortgage fraud, Solicitors Compensation Fund, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Solicitors Regulation Authority, stamp duty land tax
Posted in Latest news, Solicitors
- Tuesday, 8 January 2013
The Solicitors Regulation Authority giving solicitors positive permission to hold client money is one of the options it will consider as part of the review of conveyancing, it has emerged. It has also expressed concern about mortgage lenders using solicitors as an insurance policy against problems.
Tags: client account, conveyancing, conveyancing quality scheme, CQS, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Accounts rules, Latest news, Solicitors
- Friday, 14 December 2012
Just 8% of recent home-buyers would seek out a big brand such as the Co-op to handle their conveyancing the next time they move, a consumer survey has found as Conveyancing Association launched customer service ‘pledges’ that it says are a first for the industry.
Tags: conveyancing, conveyancing quality scheme, CQS, licensed conveyancers
Posted in Client care, Latest news, Market monitor
- Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Alternative business structures will create “conveyancing factories” that exert a downward pressure on prices and could lead to an upsurge in complaints because of a focus on volume over service, the Legal Ombudsman has warned.
Tags: ABS, Alternative business structures, conveyancing, conveyancing quality scheme, Legal Ombudsman, LeO, licensed conveyancers
Posted in Alternative business structures, Latest news, Legal Ombudsman
- Thursday, 29 November 2012
Alternative business structures and external capital will intensify competition but do nothing to stimulate demand in the conveyancing market, a leading Law Society representative has said. Meanwhile, lenders have warned that they expect CQS to be more stringent.
Tags: ABS, Alternative business structures, conveyancing quality scheme, CQS
Posted in Alternative business structures, Latest news