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#16 snowbunny

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:12 PM

Hello.
I've just had an offer accepted on my first ever flat! Unsure how to go about a solicitor, I don't just want to go with the one the estate agency recommends.

Does anyone have a good recommendation?

Thank you!

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#17 Russell

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 03:11 PM

I've used Tom Li and he was excellent. Based out of London but I don't think its a problem. I was recommended to him by someone at work and have recommended him to other friends and they have all been very pleased with his work. When I used him last year he was incredibly efficient and would always respond to phone messages and emails on the day (v important during a stressful time) and was thorough in his conveyancing.

Tom Li, 01276 27700

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 03:28 PM

I agree it's not a problem because you rarely have to meet your conveyancer. And sometimes it's better to go with a firm that isn't based in a big city because their overheads are lower so their rates are too. The only thing with a flat is not to go for someone really in the sticks because they're more used to the paperwork that goes with freehold transactions and you're probably buying a lease, which is less familiar and can slow them down. Trust me, a slow conveyancer is possibly one of the most frustrating things I can think of. And I have never had the good fortune to have employed anyone I could recommend! But good luck - sounds like Russell found a goodun.

#19 Liliput

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 05:25 PM

Another big up from here re: Nicholson and Morgan.

We have used them numerous times now, they are very thorough, their fees are between 600 - 700, pretty average.

#20 aem

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:17 PM

Hello,

Previous posts on this topic have been helpful so far, but does anyone have any recent experience of local solicitors? I'm about to put my SE19 flat on the market so it would be great to have your opinions.

Thanks a million!

#21 sunray

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 04:22 PM

After using the same one for years and having them mess up...I would say that you don't need to have one local - use an internet one - google ones based in Scotland and you will save 200.

#22 St Julian's Farmer

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 12:29 PM

Best not to use a conveyancer based in Scotland. Property law there is different to that used in England and Wales!

#23 Dazza

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 12:57 PM

Looking for a property solicitor

Basically have a property which was converted into 4 flats however as we own the property the deed is for 1 property only 1 am looking to get deeds on each individual flat.

Cheers Guys
Your obviously mistaken me with someone who gives a fig

#24 spenge

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 05:33 PM

I moved back in May and my solicitor was fab, although I think she is now on maternity leave, she was based in Shepperton and I had to meet her to do with money laundering, but she was very reasonable and friendly and extremely efficient!.

I saw someone mentioned Hughes & Hughes in Streatham, the buyer of my flat used them and well lets just say she said she would not use them again and i wont say on here what I thought of them!, PM me if u want any further info.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 01:09 PM

Does anyone have any recent recommendations for a conveyancer? Need not be local, just cost-effective and efficient. Many thanks in anticipation.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:39 AM

Does anyone have any recent recommendations for a conveyancer? Need not be local, just cost-effective and efficient. Many thanks in anticipation.



Hi Gill

I posted details for Tom Li at Harrison Li a while back (albeit under my old account name). Seriously I couldn't recommend him more, does a very good job and is a pleasure to deal with (i.e. very timely in his reponse to all my queries) and alleviated a lot of the stress I've encountered through dealings with other solicitors. I've recommended him to a number of frineds and collegues and they'vbe all praise him.

He's still on the scene - I was only speaking to him a couple of months ago re splitting leases on our property.

His contact details were on a previous post but PM me if you can't find them.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:59 AM

Thanks, CityView! I found your previous post and am going to give Tom a ring.

Edited by GillW, 21 October 2009 - 10:59 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2009 - 07:24 PM

And thanks again - Tom Li has been duly instructed and has impressed me with his efficiency and availability so far. He said I'm the 12th person you've recommended to him - you should be getTing commission, CityView!

#29 mike seat

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 08:11 PM

I moved back in May and my solicitor was fab, although I think she is now on maternity leave, she was based in Shepperton and I had to meet her to do with money laundering, but she was very reasonable and friendly and extremely efficient!.

I saw someone mentioned Hughes & Hughes in Streatham, the buyer of my flat used them and well lets just say she said she would not use them again and i wont say on here what I thought of them!, PM me if u want any further info.



Hughes & Hughes are very good. So are Fridays Property Lawyers who claim to specialise in conveyancing in Norwood

#30 kitkat

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:59 PM

Hi all,

Anyone know of a reliable solicitor they've recently used? We want to see about extending our leasehold for our flat.

I note the positive comments about Tom Li but is there anyone more localish??

Many thanks and hope you're all having a good 2010!

xx