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    • Gemma s
    • By Gemma s 9th Jan 18, 1:15 PM
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    First time buyer solicitor advice
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    • 9th Jan 18, 1:15 PM
    First time buyer solicitor advice 9th Jan 18 at 1:15 PM
    Hi we have received our mortgage in principle from Halifax and have a few viewings lined up for this week.
    Regarding solicitors do we find one ourself or when we get an offer accepted do the bank or our broker reccommed one to us? TIA
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    • CommitedToChange
    • By CommitedToChange 9th Jan 18, 1:53 PM
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    You find one yourself - ask for recommendations from friends and family - then request quotes from the sols so you can compare the costs.

    Your broker may recommend one - but you should still get a few quotes to compare.
    Attempting to buy a house
    • ACG
    • By ACG 9th Jan 18, 2:08 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 2:08 PM
    The bank wont recommend anyone, the broker may.

    Do not use the agents solicitor or broker. Conflict of interests and they usually with solicitors get a hefty kick back, I have seen up to £300 before now - which you end up paying directly or indirectly.
    I am a Mortgage Adviser
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