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Who did the conveyance for you please?
That I do not know - but Kinsella Solicitors arranged the acted as our solicitors and did the necessary paperwork. www.kinsellasolicitors.com
It sounds like your Solicitors have been negligent.
But the bad news is that you only have 6 years to bring a claim against them under the Limitation Act 1980
As you purchased the house in 2002 this means you had until 2008 to bring a claim against your Solicitors for breach of contract.
Therefore sadly for breach of contract it sounds like you are out of time
However in terms of negligence it is slightly different - you have 3 years from date of discovery
You should write to the firm and make a formal complaint. Set out your position and that you believe they were negligent and ask for the £250 back
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
thanks for this, can you explain exatly what our solicitor should have done and have not done ?
Thanks for this. Can you please explain what our solicitor should have done but did not do ?
thanks for this. Can you please explain what our solicitor did not do and should have done.
The Solicitor should have checked the position to make sure your property was properly registered.
Does that help?