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I am buying a property however the sellers solicitor seems to be dragging their feet . There has been issues such as them not recieving emails , faxes, letters and not answering the phone. This has been going on for several months and i have friends who have completed after i started. The seller does absolutely nothing to chase up their solicitor and i think they have left it in the hands of an inexperienced estate agent .

This has been a big waste of my time. If i pull out now is there any compensation i can claim for this wasted time or should i just stick with it ???

Dont solicitors have an obligation to behave in a professional manner by their regulator ?

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I am buying a property however the sellers solicitor seems to be dragging their feet . There has been issues such as them not recieving emails , faxes, letters and not answering the phone. This has been going on for several months and i have friends who have completed after i started. The seller does absolutely nothing to chase up their solicitor and i think they have left it in the hands of an inexperienced estate agent .

This has been a big waste of my time. If i pull out now is there any compensation i can claim for this wasted time or should i just stick with it ???

Dont solicitors have an obligation to behave in a professional manner by their regulator ?

If you've not exchanged then I believe you can pull out, you must ask your solicitor though,

Why on earth you think you can ask this on a website rather than asking your own solicitor though is beyond me.

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I am buying a property however the sellers solicitor seems to be dragging their feet . There has been issues such as them not recieving emails , faxes, letters and not answering the phone. This has been going on for several months and i have friends who have completed after i started. The seller does absolutely nothing to chase up their solicitor and i think they have left it in the hands of an inexperienced estate agent .

This has been a big waste of my time. If i pull out now is there any compensation i can claim for this wasted time or should i just stick with it ???

Dont solicitors have an obligation to behave in a professional manner by their regulator ?

As far as I am aware vendors aren't legally obliged to sell anything to you until solicitors exchanged contracts. You can't ask for a compensation but it doesn't mean you gonna get it, sorry. In my experience, you can't really predict how long it's going to take, as took me over four months to complete when the property was chain free and originally seemed most straight forward. I also pushed anyone I could almost daily: my solicitor, vendor's solicitor and seller's estate agent. It all worked out at the end, but did cost me time and extra money. Never mind.

Regards.

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