Following the death of her father my niece put the modest apartment he had left her up for sale. It was sold in February 2011 for £70,000. Her solicitor paid over £45,000 less charges but said that the Housing Association which managed the apartment block insisted £25,000 be withheld until they had assessed the amount required for re-decorating and repairs. Those repairs have long long since been carried out but my niece's solicitor says he cannot hand over the money owing to her because the housing association has still not rendered its bills and he was unable to set a time deadline. Can she sue the housing association or the solicitor or both?
Thank you so much for that helpful reply. However, I am not sure which of the issues you recommend referring to the Solicitors Regulation Authority and which to the Legal Ombudsman.