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Well, some of you think being charged over 4% for estate agency fees is high. I have recently received a completion statement from the HALIFAX, and guess what, they have included a charge for estate agency fees of over 7 per cent.
All the solicitors that act for these organisations are in bed with each other. Addleshaw and Booth currently have a partner that was trained by Guess who -- EVERSHEDS.
-- ************************ (email@example.com), October 01, 2001
Its very common for solicitors to article at one firm then move to another and another etc etc. They're just employees like everybody else, so I wouldn't read anything suspicious into that.
Viz the 7% estate agency fee, I would query it now whilst the iron is still hot. Go around other agencies in the area and find out what they charge. If the Halifax used a normal agency, walk in as a punter (say you live next-door for example) and ask them about their fees. Get something in writing and hey presto... what they've done is against the law.
For anyone else reading this: this is how you beat them. Take their documentation and verify it yourself. Let them make mistakes, send you crap, whatever,... point being to turn it back on them.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 01, 2001.