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    Problems selling leashold flat

    Dear readers , could anyone please recommend me what shall I do now ?
    i was selling my leasehold flat to buy another freehold house with garden as I’m having 3 kids and I really wanted them to play in the garden. I accepted offer on my flat and same my offer being accepted for freehold house.
    The process started .my LEASEHOLD FLAT: The buyer solicitor asked my solicitor to send lease paperwork.
    my solicitor scanned & sent leasehold paper but forgot to send some of the pages. The buyer solicitor asked to send the missing pages and this time my solicitor emailed them new missing papers but the buyer solicitor found that there is difference between the papers colors and also the papers show extra plan within this lease. ( my solicitor messed up leasehold papers and sent to the buyer solicitor two different kind of lease ) buyer solicitor asked to clarify where did you get these lease papers from but our solicitor didn’t reply and then she contacted HMLR , told about the issue and asked to send leasehold papers. HMLR sent papers and also asked my solicitor to send both leasehold copies so we can compare and find where the problem is but my solicitor ignored that part and forward the hmlr email to buyer solicitor and Also mentioned that we do not hold the original lease or certified copy.
    this time buyer solicitor asked my solicitor that HMLR asked you to send both copies so they can compare? and the lease you sent us previously was stamped with land registery officials copy.Also asked that we need to sort out this issue so if you can approach freeholder and rectify it but my solicitor responded this time that we will provide indemnity insurance.
    this time the buyer pulled out and refused to buy as the process got complex and so we missed to buy our ideal detached house as well. It was really painful as we had good bargain.
    now after 3 months our genius solicitor billed us to pay her £2100in total for her legal works and disbursements.
    our flat is still on market and the Sale file is still open solicitor.
    Engagement depicts that solicitor may charge some portion of fee if completion not happens.
    Failed to sell our flat
    failed to buy ideal house
    already spent around 2000 for doing different property and drains etc surveys.
    already paid £200+ 550 on account to our solicitors
    and now again solicitor asks to pay more coz they failed to sell our flat and buy our house .
    any help and comments really appreciates.

    Usually conveyancing solicitors will agree to reduce their bill if the buyer pulls out of the sale. You can ask for a reduction and hope it can be agreed. .


      Bit too late for you but always get a fixed price for abortive work. Most solicitors will oblige if they want your work.


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