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Ash
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We have decided after exchange of contracts that we no longer

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We have decided after exchange of contracts that we no longer with to proceed with our sale. Our solicitors have sent us a letter advising that it is against their advice to proceed and that if the buyer's solicitor sues that they will not be assisting us and that we have to appoint a litigation solicitor. Is this right what they have done? Do they not have to help us?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

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Alex Watts :

Your own Solicitors have asked that you do not proceed?

Alex Watts :

Why did you exchange contracts if you wanted to get out of the contract?

JACUSTOMER-tldlfsii- :

We exchanged before December but have now cahnged our minds

JACUSTOMER-tldlfsii- :

Do they not have to help us?

Alex Watts :

Correct

Alex Watts :

Once you exchange it a legally binding contact

Alex Watts :

The other side can sue you of contract.

Alex Watts :

Any party can pull out at any time BEFORE exchange of contracts

Alex Watts :

But you can't pull out afterwards.

JACUSTOMER-tldlfsii- :

OK but my question is don't our solicitors have to help is if we get sued?

Alex Watts :

You can be sued of contract, interest, costs etc.

Alex Watts :

No

Alex Watts :

They can refuse to accept instructions

JACUSTOMER-tldlfsii- :

They say that they are not litigation solicitors

Alex Watts :

You have only instructed them conveyance.

JACUSTOMER-tldlfsii- :

OK thanks prompt response.

Alex Watts :

That is all they have to do

JACUSTOMER-tldlfsii- :

WIll rate excelletn

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Alex Watts :

If you are sued by the other side then they do not have to act . You cant make them

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