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Dear Sir/Madam I recently tried to lease a unit in London,

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Dear Sir/Madam
I recently tried to lease a unit in London, which the two solicitors couldn't agree on the final terms of the lease, and it fell through. I have been left with an aborted fee which is I feel high. What is the normal outcome when this happens.
Kind Regards
Grant Baker
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
Alex Watts :

Hello Grant my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

Who is charging you, your Solicitor or theirs please?

Customer:

My Solicitor

Customer:

Hi Alex

Customer:

Hi Alex. My solicitor

Customer:

Mine

Alex Watts :

OK - did you sign any terms and conditions of business before you instructed the Solicitor?

Customer:

No I did not, but I did view his terms and conditions. Grant

Alex Watts :

But you haven't signed any terms?

Alex Watts :

Have you asked for a copy of the detailed work printout?

Customer:

No, and have not received a detailed work printout. I have paid him £1,700.00 so far. He expects £1,500.00

Customer:

more

Alex Watts :

Ok - I would ask for a detailed work print, so you can see what he actually has done.

Alex Watts :

This will show what time has been spent on each piece of work

Alex Watts :

In any event if you have not signed any terms of business it could be argued that he can not charge you.

Alex Watts :

There was no deal so he should only be taking payment on account

Alex Watts :

So it would be argued £1700 only.

Alex Watts :

But ask for the printout.

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer:

I don't want to fall out with him, but feel he would acting on our behalf in the future, and being in business myself I would take it as a loss and move on. I don't think he has been in a position where a case has broken down before. Grant

Alex Watts :

Ok - well in that case ask for the printout and then negotiate.

Alex Watts :

You can also ask the Court to assess the costs and make sure they are reasonable and proporionate

Customer:

Many thanks for your help today. Regards Grant

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything else Grant?

Customer:

No that's fine. Thanks

Alex Watts :

Can I help with anything else today?

Customer:

No Thanks

Alex Watts :

Ok, if I could ask you to rate my answer before you go - the button should be at the bottom of the screen

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