Countrywide Property Lawyers Reviews
Newest Review: ... enough from my substantial equity to pay Palmer Snells commission for selling my house. The problem was that my equity had been divided out and the money spent so I had no immediate way to pay these additional fees which were legitimately owed. This put me in a very embarrassing situation financially and Countrywide were initially not interested in taking any responsibility for a screw up which was of their own making. At one point they even had the nerve to blame me saying that it was my job to check their statement of expenses, however not being an accountant, I would strongly suggest that its the customers job to audit accounts (if it i... more
Customer Countrywide Property Lawyers Reviews (12)
by Tim Kiver - written on 25/09/13
I was convinced by Palmer Snell (part of the Countrywide Group) to use CPL for my House Sale/Purchase and during the process they were fine BUT about 4 to 6 weeks after everything was concluded, i received a letter from them demanding around £800 because they hadn't taken enough from my substantial equity to pay Palmer Snells commission for selling my house. The problem was that my equity had been divided out and the money spent so I had no immediate way to pay these additional fees which were legitimately owed. This put me in a very embarrassing situation financially and Countrywide were initially not interested in taking any responsibility for a screw up ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/09/13 (Somewhat useful, 90 readings)
Dear Reader, I am in a 4 property chain and though the chain was fully established five months ago and that there have been no changes in that chain since then we are still waiting to exchange. I am not using Countrywide Property Lawyers myself but my vendors are and that seems enough for all these months without reliable information and conclusion. As reported elsewhere it is a call centre and no one that picks up the file has a handle on what is going on and even the estate agent Bairstow Eves who I believe are part of the same group struggle to talk to their key contact and find out what is going on. So would recommend that you don't get persuaded into using ... Read the complete review
by firsttimebuyer - written on 05/08/13
Buying my first property, so asked the estate agent for a recommendation. Naieve I know! Gave countrywide the criteria the mortgage provider specified the solicitor must meet to act for them. Countrywide then promptly picked one that didn't meet the criteria. Moved solicitors with extra delay.My advice to anyone is never to ask an estate agent for a recommnedation, they are either owned by countrywide or are on comission and duty bound to recommend them. Contact your mortgage provider and ask them for a solicitor on their panel and go with them.Again zero star review and I'd rather shoot myself than use them for anything again.
by Chikako - written on 23/01/13
Avoid them at all cost. We bought a property in the late 90s, using CWPL as recommended by a local estate agent (part of the same group!). We put the property up on the market after 12 years, found a buyer straightaway and all was well until the buyer's solicitor found out that our property had a history of subsidence!This came as a shock to us as well, as we knew NOTHING about it - it had happened a few years before we bought it and CWPL failed to tell us. As a result, sale of our house fell through. The process of selling/buying through CWPL was traumatic enough - after so many years they still came back to haunt us.House move stressful enough as it is, and you really don't need these lot adding stress on top.
by Raj - written on 13/04/12
My sale has recently fall through due to very poor conveyancing service from CCS. It costs you fortune. I have selected them based on my estate agent's advise. However later I have found out that, they are only suggesting to get healthy commission out of it. When you call to CCS, everytime you will find different person and they would have no or little knowledge of the case. They will always promise a call back from solicitor, which would never happen. They have managed to send wrong paperwork, land registery form and exchange of contract at least six times and later admitting them wrong over the phone! They ignores all your e-mail and posts. They ... Read the complete review