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inocenia Wed 17-May-17 16:17:12

Me and my partner are in the process of buying a house and our solicitor seems to be on slow mode.
Before we choose the solicitor we already chosen the house, agreed on a price, had a mortgage in principle, had more than enough saved up for a deposit although we are using a scheme to boost that deposit. The seller is my father so there is no disagreement between us and no estate agent. The valuation checks were already done.
My father and I are using the same solicitors firm as we thought it would be quicker. They have not contacted either of us to give an update and we are having to call them every step of the way to do their job. For example we had not heard anything back regarding the local checks that they do after i had paid so my partner called them to see what was happening ten minutes later my father gets a call asking him to fill in some paper work and bring it in to the office.
It has been four months since we started the process with them and now every time we call the solicitor he is not available. We cannot pop into the office as it is not in our area. I was wondering if this is normal and what else we can do.

specialsubject Wed 17-May-17 21:43:10

No. Lazy dinosaur syndrome.

Contact senior partner and ask for solicitor that does some work! If no joy then sack and go elsewhere.

Blankscreen Wed 17-May-17 21:45:09

Cut your losses and instruct someone else

Maggy74653 Thu 18-May-17 23:00:48

That's ridiculous! We sold and bought in 6 weeks in a chain. I'd be making a real pain of myself calling every day.

inocenia Tue 23-May-17 10:18:21

Thank you for your replies. This has confirmed my thoughts that they are lazy. My partner has now started to call every day. I emailed the other solicitor to ask them to contact the seller and let them know whats happening. His response was for us to put pressure on my solicitor. They work in the same building. And I am informing my dad who is the seller of our updates as he has not had any corrospondence. Its like I am doing the solicitors job.
We know have a completion date.
I will be making formal complaints though.

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