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Solicitors!

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by funkyfin2000, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. markpa12003

    markpa12003 Well-Known Forumite

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    I've used Mark Redler for 3 house purchases. I was impressed.
     
  2. funkyfin2000

    funkyfin2000 Well-Known Forumite

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    So far so good, I've gone with Mark Redler - although did ask for a call back 2 days ago and not had it...so maybe cracks starting to appear....
     
  3. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Builders in already..?
     
  4. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Chortle
     
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  5. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Could be worse

    In France you can only be a Notaire ( a conveyancing solicitor ) if your dad was
     
  6. My Name is URL

    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    Based on current experience, I would highly recommend anyone NOT to use Mark Redler.... It's been a very, very poor experience so far. Will update add the process goes on and hopefully things change for the better, but I'm not hopeful.
     
  7. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I am happy to offer recommendations in what young people call a PM

    I resisted commenting on this particular firm as things were apparently going well, however.... a neighbour's best friend's dog walker's uncle's colleague's cousin...said ....

    they would only communicate by paper letter... to which I guffawed
     
  8. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Forumite

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    Mark Redler - Shelly Withington for conveyance services.

    We've used her twice now and she's great, we can't fault her for a thing and she keeps you informed which is valuable in these circumstances.
     
  9. Bob

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    I can only speak as I find but our converyencing solicitor at Mark Redler (Shelly Withington) was always very easy to get hold of and very good at keeping in touch and getting back to us for two purchases, correspondence was via phone and email with postal copies always following.

    We had an issue with planning and land usage (good old Stafford Borough Council) a few months after purchasing, she was brilliant and dealt with it quickly and efficiently and it was resolved with no further charge.
     
  10. My Name is URL

    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    Unfortunately Shelly has now retired..... could the rubbish service I am receiving from Mark Redler now be linked to this....? Possibly.
     
  11. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Forumite

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    Really? When did that happen?

    Oh no, who am I going to use next time? :s
     
  12. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    You can never leave
     
  13. Slainte

    Slainte Quizmeister

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    so as a first time buyer, I've asked to advise of who the solicitors are I've instructed to handle the house purchase. Two things, how does one instruct a solicitor, and obviously varying views on local firms, has anyone used a national firm i.e. not based in Stafford?
     
  14. Lucy

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    Quite often your mortgage company has a list of approved solicitors. I've used local and national. The national firm were for a remortgage where things are pretty simple, you just have to sign the contract and it's done. With a purchase you need to go through searches and surveys etc so being able to have a face to face appointment with your conveyancer is preferable.
     

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