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Hi Al, thanks for your reply. i'm not sure if i can just go ahead and ask you the following but - i have the page - so:
IF the solicitor had looked at the paperwork sufficiently to agree to a Vacant possession date and also AGREE on an Exchange of Contact date, and IF then he had encountered "environmental issues" which might have prevented the sale completing why does he not have a duty to hold up matters, be clear about the issues, and not allow the vacant possession aspect go ahead until such time as he is 'ready' to proceed?
This otherwise - in my opinion - means that the solicitor has colluded with the Buyers to make me take the house off the market for 4 months - knowing that they were NOT going to proceed as they had stated that they would... isn't that lying? Isn't the solicitor laying the path for the Buyers to then gazunder me? Having delayed my sale for what would be about 7 months at the very least!! How can i sustain that kind of loss, now that the property is totally vacant.
It was in all senses a conspiracy - in my eyes anyway - and proven and compounded by the fact that i am not "allowed" to know the name of the solicitor...Why not? One must suppose he has something to feel uncomfortable about.
How do i contact the Legal Ombudsman?