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Did they, or the buyer solicitor do a search on your house before exchange?
Have they said why they didnt check?
You should write and set out a formal complaint to the Managing Partner. They will look at it and then report back to you.
If they do not uphold the complaint you can then complain to the Legal Ombudsman. They offer a free, independent service at: http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/
That should resolve the problem for you.
As I see it, they should have checked.
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