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Hello, welcome to the website. My name isXXXXX can assist you with this.
In short, yes, you should have been advised about this when you purchased the house, in the same way others are being advised by their solicitors.
The house can still presumably be sold, albeit at a significantly reduced price? Is this fair to say?
Okay. Then if you would not have purchased the house had you known and received the proper advice from your solicitors, then you would have a claim in professional negligence against them.
should we now go to another solicitor to pursue this, or challenge our solicitor
Personally, I would, without hesitation. It sounds like a pretty obvious mess up on their part. There are solicitors out there (lots of them) that would do this on a no-win no-fee basis for you too.
thank you, XXXXX XXXXX I find these solicitors?
To be honest, google professional negligence solicitor and your area. There will be quite a few I'm sure. Then just call around and ask people whether they'd be prepared to meet you and consider doing this for you.
thank you, XXXXX XXXXX be getting the bill soon f
sorry, I repeat we will be getting a bill soon for the work so far, should we pay before any action is taken
A bill from the solicitors? If they're the same ones and they got it wrong first time around, then no, I would not pay their bill until you're new lawyer has assessed the position for you.
if we get a letter/account should we reply with our int
tention to take the matter further
Yes, you should raise a formal complaint with them too. They're very unlikely to take action whilst they're investigating and letting you have a formal response to the complaint. This will take time, which you new solicitors can use to review the matter.
my letter to them about 2 weeks ago stated my belief that they were at fault, can I regard this as my formal complaint.
Yes, you can, but make sure you tell them this is what it is, so that they know they need to respond.
When I Say respond, I mean in detail to your allegations.
thank you for your advice
You're welcome. Is there anything more I can focus upon or clarify for you?
yes , as we lost the ability to purchase a house we really wanted at a price we could afford, do you think we have a case for compensation
No, the measure of damages is usually the diminuition in value of the house you purchased from what you paid to its true value.
So if you paid £150k, and it's valued not at £50k, then you would recover the £100k only.
fine thank you again end
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