Conveyancing Standards Bill

30th Oct 2020

Earlier this month, a motion for leave to bring in a Bill for Conveyancing Standards had its first reading in the House of Commons.

The Bill aims to establish minimum standards regarding searches and assessments of risk for solicitors and licensed conveyancers acting on behalf of purchasers of residential properties.  The Bill will not make radical changes to the conveyancing process, but aims to help people who wish to buy a house by protecting them from being exposed to risks that may not be clear at the time of purchase.

At McHale & Co, we understand that buying a house can be one of the most important investments of people’s lives and want to provide our clients with peace of mind that they are well looked after and provided with clear advice throughout the process.

We are proud to be a Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accredited firm. In order to achieve accreditation, practices must demonstrate compliance with the CQS protocol and prove that they have the skill and expertise to offer quality advice. This grade of excellence has helped to continually raise the standards across the sector since its inception in 2011.

Membership is awarded for 12 months and must be renewed each year.

We deal with areas such as residential leases, transfer of equity, sale and purchase, remortgaging, deeds of trust, shared ownership, new builds and more.

If you require help from our team of experts, get in touch with our Conveyancing department on 0161 929 3086, or email

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