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Aston Lawyer, Solicitor
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Experience:  Solicitor LLB (Hons) 23 years of experience in Conveyancing and Property Law
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I completed on the sale of my home on 30th april and have still

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I completed on the sale of my home on 30th april and have still not received my money

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Could you please giv me a little more information- what is the reason your Solicitor has said for the delay?

I look forward to hearing from you.


Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I advised that I would be out of the country from 27\4 for 1week and wasn't asked for anything before leaving. I was contacted on 29th and told I needed to sign a transfer doc which the solicitor advised I coul print, sign with a witness signature and email back. I was told that I would receive a hard copy when I returned on 2nd. I emailed on 4th to find out where my money was and was told it would be in my accounttoday. When I phoned at 4pm for an update I was told I wouldnt get my money until they received the hard copy.


Thanks for your reply.

I am afraid that it is normal for a Seller's Solicitor not to release any monies to their client until they ar ein receipt of the hard copy of the signed TR1 Transfer.

This is because the TR1 is the documentary evidence the Buyers Solicitor requires before they can register their client as the new owner of the property at the Land Registry. Without this document, the legal process can not be completed. Likewise, a Seller's Solcitor should not release the sale proceeds until they ar ein receipt of the signed TR1 from their client.

I can only therefore suggest that you get a hard copy of the signed TR1 back to your Solicitor just as soon as you can. It's not good that they told you the monies would be in your account today, and they should apologise.

I hope this assists and sets out the legal position to you.

Kind Regards


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