CQS time for approval falls from 90 to 70 days

Waiting for your Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) Accreditation? Further to a Today’s Conveyancer Freedom of Information (FOI) Request to the Law Society, we can report that, due to numerous improvements made by the body to the CQS scheme over the last few months, the total average time for processing both new and re-accreditation applications has continued to fall.

The preceding months have seen a processing time start to finish go from just over 90 days, to just over 70 days within the last few weeks of our FOI request being made.

Where applications have been delayed, the main reason for the nature of delay has been the submission of incomplete applications.

In the period from 3rd August 2015 to 3rd August 2016, 128 firms successfully received initial CQS accreditation, this was out of a 181 applications made within the same period.

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