Research

When choosing the right experts to help you move, it’s important to do some research, like mystery shoppers. We’ve done it. We help you save time and money ~> We’ve done all the legwork for you for free.

Conveyancing Solicitors

  1. We check that the firm is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), has Residential Conveyancing listed by the Law Society as an area of practice and is accredited by the Law Society within their Conveyancing Quality Scheme which helps deter fraud and establishes a level of credibility for regulators, lenders, insurers as well as residential homebuyers and sellers.
  2. We check that the firm adheres to the Conveyancing Protocol.
  3. We make sure that the firm adheres to the CQS Client Charter.
  4. We check the Solicitor’s Conduct Record with the SRA.
  5. We search The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal judgements.
  6. We download the latest csv file published by the Legal Ombudsman and check there are no complaints decisions against the firm.
  7. We download the latest Land Registry Data to check that the firm is undertaking a significant number of residential conveyancing transactions so that they are experienced enough to cope with any problem that gets thrown up in your move and also to check that they are not a conveyancing factory that has lost the personal touch and where you’re left frustratingly lost in a firm swamped by transactions.
  8. We check that the firm has a Land Registry business e-services account so that you benefit from reduced Land Registry Fees, improved speed, certainty and accuracy, and that there’s an electronic audit trail that helps to prevent fraud.
  9. We check that the firm is on a broad range of lender’s panels so that your service is uninterrupted and without extra cost.
  10. We make sure that you can quickly get hold of the solicitor dealing with your move by telephone.
  11. We identify the best firm of solicitors and secure competitive pricing.

Licensed Conveyancers

  1. We check that the firm is regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
  2. We make sure that the firm adheres to the CLC Estimates and Terms of Engagement Code.
  3. We ‘phone the CLC to check there are no disciplinary findings lurking in the past or underway because they don’t publish them online.
  4. We download the latest csv file published by the Legal Ombudsman and check there are no complaints decisions against the firm.
  5. We check that the firm has a Land Registry business e-services account so that you benefit from reduced Land Registry Fees, improved speed, certainty and accuracy, and that there’s an electronic audit trail that helps to prevent fraud.
  6. We check that the firm is on a broad range of lender’s panels so that your service is uninterrupted and without extra cost.
  7. We download the latest Land Registry Data to check that the firm is undertaking significant numbers of residential conveyancing transactions so that they are experienced enough to cope with any problem that gets thrown up in your move but also to check that they are not a conveyancing factory that has lost the personal touch and where you’re frustratedly lost in a firm swamped by transactions.
  8. We make sure that you can quickly get hold of the conveyancer dealing with your move by telephone.
  9. We identify the best firm of conveyancers and secure competitive pricing.

Mortgage Advisers

Property Surveyors

Removal Firms

  • We check that the Removal Firm is a member of The British Association of Removers and adhere to the BAR Code of Practice, which has been approved by The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) and which guarantees you quality of service and peace of mind.
  • We screen customer feedback and constantly check their real time live reviews on Trusted Mover.
  • We identify the best removal firms and secure competitive pricing.

Storage

  • We check that the storage provider is a member of The Self Storage Association that sets the standard for the industry.
  • We check that they have signed up to the European Standard for security and customer protection.
  • We identify the best storage providers and secure competitive pricing.

Energy Performance Certificates