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Solicitors jessnat995

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:51 pm
by speedboat
Hoping someone could shed any advice. 1st time buyer.



So our house is currently been built. They have the walls and electrical in. So completion about 4 weeks away.



My question is should I be checking on the solicitor regularly to push them. As ever time I ask a question it's like it's hard work for a reply. And at £1900 I don't expect to be ignored or feel lm doing there job.

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:42 pm
by convergent
At 4 weeks away I am not sure there is much to chase.



I would leave it a week or 2 I think.

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:33 am
by bitt3rlemon
*blink* They're charging you a fee of £1900 just for a purchase?

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:49 pm
by speedboat
Thanks. I asked today about a completion date and i told it's miles away. But surely he is the one to at least know ? Or not?



Am I right in thinking I can go direct to the builder and ask them ? After all I'm buying the house.

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:18 pm
by convergent
£1900 will be paying for disbursments and stamp duty.

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:49 am
by speedboat
Yeah with help to buy scheme also. Ridiculous prices I know. Hence why I will start to get a bit defensive if they start to give me attitude.

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:44 am
by bitt3rlemon



Yeah with help to buy scheme also. Ridiculous prices I know. Hence why I will start to get a bit defensive if they start to give me attitude.
Originally posted by jessnat995


But stamp duty and disbursements aren't the solicitor's prices, it's money which they're just passing on to other parties. If you want to assess the level of service you think you're entitled to, it's their fee you need to look at.

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:36 am
by speedboat
There fee is £700

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:45 am
by convergent
4 weeks away on a house that is not complete, nobody will know the exact completion date.

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:49 pm
by fe
What is your target exchange of contracts date to guarantee the price and for the builder to fit the property out to your chosen spec?