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      1 stars

      23/11/22 - Reviewed by Sam

      I would never recommend PPL to anyone, unless I really didn't like them! I would give 0 starts if I could.
      This firm are dishonest, incompetent and full of empty promises. I completed on my property 19 months ago and I'm still waiting for them to do something as simple as register it with the Land Registry. Consequently the property is still in the previous owner's name, meaning I am unable to sell or remortgage. Their Post Completion Team are an absolute joke - they are not customer facing so say they will not take calls, but this simply means they will just never get back to you. Quite honestly instructing them has got to be one of the most stressful experiences of my life, and I've been through a lot of stress! I don't know how they are allowed to continue operating, surely they must be breaking the law by taking people's money and not delivering the service. They are criminal. I implore anyone thinking of instructing them to please please stay well away. Use anyone but PPL/MyHomeMove if you want to keep your sanity and not waste your money.

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      09/11/22 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Currently trying to purchase a property for which these cowboys are acting on behalf of the vendors. We had a deadline to exchange three weeks ago.
      After 20 weeks they suddenly tell the vendors they have failed identity checks due to a marriage certificate. Once that is sorted they then decide they are not happy with their proof of funds for their purchase (despite having initial proof 16 weeks ago).
      Our deal is going to fall through tomorrow even though they promised the estate agent we would be exchanging 3 days ago.
      Not returning calls/emails to either the estate agent, their own client or our own solicitor

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      09/11/22 - Reviewed by Frances

      I am 5 months in with a solicitor who is completely snowed under - too many cases is my guess and too many people trying to complete on mortgage offers expiring - it isn't that she doesn't know what she is doing... just not enough time in the day. Getting voicemails at 12:30 am is admirable but tells me she will be very tired working on my house deal.
      However big problems for me are as follows:
      They are a digital company so if they can't tick a box you get no progress - there is no one of seniority monitoring what is really important and what is noise on searches and findings
      You can literally never get hold of anyone who can actually help you - the people who answer the phone are clueless and can never get back to you with an answer. They just make a note they spoke to you.

      Basically - buyer be warned - you go digital - you get digital which is great (but not very efficient in the real world )
      This is not just my opinion but several people I have spoken to

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      08/11/22 - Reviewed by Jah

      You probably referred to them by estate agent BUT AVOID THIS FIRM AS PLAGUE! I got scammed by 3rd world street vendor; ripped off by backstreet garage, but this is my worst consumer experience. When your conveyancing start go wrong, to complain/escalate to their senior management WILL NOT WORK 'cos this is a corrupted firm as a whole,an unethical business model shouldn't exist, rather than you suffer from negligence of particular employee/s.
      They are part of Simplify, claim as biggest conveyancing/property service in UK, they trade under many names, some source say 62. They are contractor used by Purplebricks and Strike, also as My Home Move. In 2021“Purplebricks apologises over conveyancing problem for customers” under pressure of Council for Licensed Conveyancers. They pay agents large Referral to get your business, but don’t worry you pay off all once you onboard. They are overcommitted n profit on prioritising cases and clients. Below is my detailed suffering, their negligence and delay in the sale of my property cause direct financial loss and distress of life, n now I can no longer afford my house move at this soaring interest rate,which should not happen if they performed their obligations. My conveyancer: CHLOE KING, Hartwell Team.
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      It started since the issue of ground rent doubling raised by buyer at end of May, a complete 2-month's wasted without any progress, all I got told is“waiting for response”. The fact is you didn’t even manage to reach freeholder or their rightful representative for this matter. Or it wouldn’t be me to notice freeholder’s voluntary offer to fix ground rent on 12 Jul.
      After I forwarded you freeholders offer, which also include contribution toward my legal cost. I made numerous enquiries of how to proceed, such as on 21 Jul;23 Aug;7 Sept;6 Oct. But never get the answer. Part of your responsibility but you requested buyer solicitor to draft deed of variation to the managing agent, at my cost of £300. This is without my acknowledgement! This deed was later sent to managing agent for review, I was also charged of £130 for it. Freeholder now responded: “The deed of variation was offered by Landlord as per agreement...Therefore,managing agent cannot grant the deed… The deed you have entered into does not include the Landlord as a party and is therefore incorrect” and refused to cover me any cost. That was 26 Oct, since then you have not responded to either party, nor any attempt to fix your mistake.
      Further delay between 13/09 and 20/09 at close of exchange, made by Chloe KIng's negligence.While she insisted that my payment of review of deed is not received. After my hrs over phone with bank, followed by days investigation, my bank concluded the transfer has no fault, n had already completed. Then I had no choice but to make another payment in order to move on. It was eventually clarified during phone call with Chloe King on 07/10 that she couldn’t locate the payment ‘cos she was looking at wrong ref, while screenshot of transfer provided to her include payment ref on 13 Sept.
      At date of completion,Chloe King ask"I am on hold to (your lender) trying to get a final redemption figure calculated for today but am struggling…” despite I sent at least 2 notice I've paid off mortgage n in full title of property, on 26 Jul;6 Oct,ALL ignored. Again like many other day in past I had to give up work,spent whole morning over phone to get my previous lender to provide her confirmation/evidence of redemption.
      Despite all I was forced pay expedition fee £175 to completion Monday 10th Oct, or you would do by Friday.Buyers Mortgage offer expiring,sale'd fall through by then. You were fully aware the deadline long before,urged over and over.
      Apportionment statement drafted/executed without my acknowledgement/consent.Till I was charged n noticed:apart from service charge/ground rent,my reserve fund in advance £806.64 was wrongly included in. Chloe King apologise over the phone on 14 Oct,admit error was due to her rush to exchange, but later after completion she announce:“will not look to get involved in this”!?her exact words on 20 Oct.
      At 2nd half of sale,very common my emails don’t get replied, my calls no answered. All other parties experienced/complained same: Buyer wrote on 2 Sep"Main reason was your solicitors were not really communicating with my solicitors on almost anything”; Freeholder wrote on 25 Oct“I've tried to call your solicitor to discuss the case but have found it impossible get through to Chloe King. She has still not responded to my letter”.The conveyancing became self catering,whatever buyer requested, they’d notice me,I'd work between,anything I could to provide/meet demand.I cant recall how many times had to give up work/life commitments to put myself in this distress.

      Other negligences include:
      Buyer’s solicitors sent you enquiry if you agree with their fee of drawing deed variation after you requested, in mid of July, followed by few of reminders. But no response until 10th of August;
      Managing agent emailed you the property sale pack on 28th of July, which you mean to forward to buyer, but again complete 3 weeks inaction, until I had to requested it from Managing agent myself on 18th of August, and forwarded to the buyer;
      Managing agent requested you their fee of review of deed of variation on 29th of June, but just couldn’t get your reply. Till to the point that I contacted Managing agent to find out what’s stuck, while all the time I was lied “we’re waiting for response”. That was already 5th of September, merely a month away from deadline. All these can be verified by clear timeline of emails and communication.

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      02/11/22 - Reviewed by Mitch

      Totally incompetent and untrustworthy.
      Appalling customer service and total lack of communication. Jumping through hoops to get my money that is owed from them.

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      14/10/22 - Reviewed by Brian W Dooley

      Horrendous service. Never any updates. Takes forever for a reply. Inadequate systems in place. 10 weeks into a sale and still asking for same ID documents. Rude staff and poor service. A

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      08/10/22 - Reviewed by Danny

      Case reference number 1121296.00001,

      Please don't use this company, it's been a total nightmare from the start, subpar service, zero communication.

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      07/10/22 - Reviewed by Gerald Marin

      We have been waiting for 4 months to get our house - we have the sellers, seller solicitors, and us all eager and waiting for Adam Chance and team to work on it. Only 2 points remaining so we can finally sign it, and yet THIS IS GETTING STUCK IN THIS COMPANY FOR FOREVER! Nothing gets done here. GIVE US OUR MONEY BACK!!!

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      07/10/22 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      I could right a full paperback book on all of the awful things this company has done. AVOID

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      01/10/22 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Communication is appalling, emails do not get answered, some staff are rude & lack empathy, motivation & honesty. You are told one thing by the Conveyancer but the case notes certainly do not reflect this when other staff try to provide updates.
      Questions & requests are ignored. You are told IT systems are being problematic & they are being fixed, it just doesn’t improve.
      We have been subjected to unnecessary delays due to sheer incompetence, lack of knowledge & motivation.
      We used this company 4 years ago & had to constantly chase them. The Estate Agent told us this company had improved immensely unfortunately we believed him, they haven’t improved, they are actually worse!
      The only thing that has improved obviously is his financial incentive to recommend them.
      Please do not consider using this company if you value your health, buyers, & sanity.
      We also found out after instructing them their systems were previously hacked, you can find out more information using Google search.

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      01/10/22 - Reviewed by Marty

      1) Purchase of an empty property, we’re selling to a cash buyer. No others in chain. Uncomplicated you’d think?

      2) On 2nd conversation with our conveyancer we expressly asked if our purchase was a LPA case as owner in Care Home. We didn’t receive an answer to this. she never came back to us on this matter. She is difficult to contact. It transpired that that this is indeed a LPA case which has protracted the process unnecessarily. If we had known this earlier we would not have entered in to this transaction.

      3) The conveyancer tells us something on a telephone conversation, but when calling for updates her colleagues state there is no such information on our file. She also says she will call us back but doesn’t.
      Incidentally our buyers Solicitor and our purchase Estate Agent both report communication issues with them.

      4) We most definitely would not ever use or recommend PPL again.
      Appalling service, non existent customer care and a complete lack of transparency.
      It appears that due to their incompetence this whole transaction may collapse.

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      29/09/22 - Reviewed by Martyn Warriner

      We are now 24 weeks into what has been the most stressful and traumatic period of our lives. It's all thanks to the people at PPL. I have never dealt with a company as immoral and unprofessional as this. I HATE the fact I chose Premier Property Lawyers. They will make you ill with stress and then speak to you, a paying client, like you're an inconvenient annoyance.

      We chose PPL as Strike had recommended them to us and the buyer was with them.

      We are selling a leasehold and Strike put it on the market. We got our asking price within a day, a good mortgage and were looking forward to our purchase which took us a year to find. We were very excited.

      We have been lied to about obtaining documents. Emails sent that have had no response have never been chased or followed up. We have had crucial responses 'blocked' by a firewall and not chased for two months, IT issues that are still going on after the well documented cyber attack.

      We have been spoken to rudely and condescendingly. We have delays upon delays from information not being requested, recieved, actioned or followed up and PPL simply don't care. We've been patient, polite and unfortunately now been forced to act firmer. We've begged, we've tried every single approach to obtain some sort of action on our cases. All to no avail. It makes no difference who you contact, who you complain to or what you say or do.

      We have ridiculous enquiries that have been sent to our purchase's solicitors. These queries are not to protect us. Our onwards purchase have given up and written a final letter. We have made a formal complaint, our buyer has made a formal complaint, all the estate agents involved have made formal complaints and our sellers solicitors have also......NOTHING, made no difference what so ever. So I will probably get the cut and paste answer below about "management" will sort this out, but I can guarantee they will do NOTHING as PPL do not care for you as a customer.

      Most of the work and chasing has been done by ourselves inbetween working long hours. We are in contact with our buyer and it has been the same experience for her. Her PPL solicitor has had all the required information for over a month and they're still reviewing. They should have had it three months ago when our team lied and said they had it. We found out by us contacting the management company. It takes 5 weeks to raise enquiries and 2-4 weeks for a response, if you are lucky.

      There is zero transparency, direct questions or challenges go unanswered or unread, and anything that can be traced back to malpractice on their part, blamed on a third party.

      Today we received the dreaded email from our sellers that they're pulling out if nothing happens in the next week. This will hit me to the tune of tens of thousands of pounds when they do. The interest difference on a five year fixed mortgage at todays rate will be a 24000 loss.

      Two weeks ago our solicitor just disappeared, she was replaced by somebody who only works three days a week. More was done in these three days than what has happened since, she was also polite, so thanks Katie. Then our solicitor returned and it is back to the sherking responsibility and condescending responses. I called her manager to ask for a replacement and all I got was a petty argument and blaming our buyer on their late mortgage, It was two weeks late during a busy back log from COVID and not her fault, it certainly doesn't justify PPL wasting way more weeks doing nothing. We are still stuck with our dismissive and arrogant conveyancer.

      This whole experience has been incredibly taxing on our mental health. My partner is constantly in tears, blood pressures are through the roof, feeling depressed and anxious (never thought I'd say that over a house), we are both so drained by this process, and feel like giving up on the whole thing. Its affecting our work and our physical health.

      Look at Premier Property Lawyers website and the ideals they promote. Not one of these are true. That goes for My Home Move and the Simplify Group, the umbrella companys.

      As a formal complaint has been made, we have to wait for between 28 days and 8 weeks for a response, before we can go to the Ombudsman. We followed the process and escalated to management, and after assurances we would have daily checks and updates on the case, never heard anything.

      If you're looking to sell or buy a home then please don't use Premier Property Lawyers. Look at all their other negative reviews recently. They are the worst company I have ever dealt with and an embarrassment to their profession. How can they play with people's lives/money like this?

      Cases 1075688.00001
      1072365.00001

      Update. Seller has pulled out down to "having zero trust in PPL to get anything done". Now homeless down to PPL and have induced all this stress. Ombudsman now to recoup anything.

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      23/09/22 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      If you want to give yourself a stroke go with this firm.
      If you enjoy being stressed, anxious, frustrated and bitterly disappointed, go with this firm.
      If you want to chase outstanding issues yourself and do 50% of the work, go with this firm.
      0/5 for empathy
      0/5 for effort
      0/5 for reachability
      0/5 for accountability
      5/5 for procrastination
      They will crush your dreams with an experience similar to a Taiwanese prison.
      Listen to all of the recent reviews, you may get lucky with the odd person that wants to see you complete in a reasonable timeframe but you may also loose your sale/purchase after waiting months to over a year.
      They will find any reason to delay for as long as humanly possible.
      Formal complaint is being lodged with the ombudsman, I have no idea how they are allowed to continue trading. Always promised management intervention and callbacks but not followed through
      ABSOLUTELY APPALLING

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      13/09/22 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Could not discourage use of these guys more, really terrible conveyance service. Very little communication, a shared mailbox and a group of inexperienced solicitors who appear to be guessing the process and hoping for the best. Their incompetence led to delays in contract exchange and added a lot of stress to an already pressurized situation - do not use.

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      13/09/22 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      The worst experience selling a property with this company. Communication was minimal and almost impossible to get hold of anyone. It took over a week to get any responses or clarification on what the constant holdups were. I had a cash buyer which are usually very quick sales (roughly 8 weeks) The sale took over 6 months to complete, without any logical reasoning. On the day of completion (FINALLY), we were asked to leave the property by 1pm, so we had movers in from 8am, all packed up and ready to hand over the key by 12am. We then heard that there was a delay as PPL were checking the legitimacy of where the cash buyers' money has come from - AN HOUR BEFORE WE ARE MEANT TO HAND OVER KEYS! This was a complete breach of contract and you are legally not allowed to exchange without the relevant checks being cleared beforehand. They were checking to see if the money was in fact a gift from the buyer's grandfather who had passed away. How is this company legally still operating?? The checks continued until 4:30pm and we had to still get to our new property and collect keys by 6pm (bearing in mind this is a 1.5 hour trip away). There was no apology for THEIR error and lack of checks prior to the exchange. They do not care at all - this company is all about making money and you are just a number to them. My advice is to go with a company that actually cares and provides you with the service that is promised - you will not find that at PPL. They should be audited as there is something VERY shady going on.
      I also asked to be compensated for the hours that my moving company spent waiting around for us to complete (this came to an additional £700), I was told they would compensate £180 only and that's it, even though they were in breach of the contract and exchanged without doing proper checks - now I must pay for their errors? Just appalling really!

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      10/09/22 - Reviewed by Ionel

      I have tried to buy a flat in Rhyl ,Wales.After 5 months my solicitor asked me to move the deposit from.my ISA account in the main one.I have been so happy!
      After just a week the solicitor come back to me saying still need some documents from seller's solicitor.
      After another two months(7 months since we started the process) the seller informed me he is pulling out from.sale as he is having some menthal health issues which were agravated by this situation .
      What could I say?
      I have lost the solicitor advance fees and the mortgage adviser fees .It is only £1000 but I am working hard for my money .
      I have lost also my interest in bying something.Still live in a rented flat .

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      14/08/22 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      We started well enough, although I was frequently asked to post feedback, which I didn't think was appropriate when they hadn't yet done anything. At the moment the buyer's solicitor is waiting for answers to questions which were given weeks ago on their e-way page, then more recently printed, signed and posted back by recorded delivery . I've asked why the delay, but had no reply yet. When I did phone once to check on progress, the message service said the person I wanted wasn't available, and then it just rang out. I am wishing I hadn't been persuaded by the sales pitch, that they could complete more quickly than an external conveyancer.

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      11/08/22 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      First time buyer and unfortunately every nightmare came true with PPL. ZERO STARS.

      Our conveyancer was Steve Milne who is pleasant enough - i think it must be a bigger issue than Mr Milne personally ruining our situation but a few days before intended completion, we were told our case would be dropped.

      2-3 months of engagement, so close to the end, and our case dropped? The reason was apparently due to us as clients giving conflicting information. I'm not sure what sort of conflicting information would suddenly come out towards the end of the case but this seems like a cover-up for some serious errors on their side.

      I rarely ever leave reviews so if you are reading this, please please do reconsider and DO NOT use PPL. Pay a little more to avoid this nightmare. In our case, we are a British-Chinese couple so it may be our case specifics but looking back at public reviews and general reputation in the industry, PPL is not well regarded.

      My experience even before this explosion of a mess is:
      - the conveyancer did not give much detail and we had fairly minimal contact throughout the process
      - I felt like i was always chasing him (not a good feeling when it's your first home and you don't really know the process)
      - The conveyancer seemed to not be aware of all the information we had already given, asking again if we had sent x or y document
      - The conveyancer did not show an interest in our desired timeframes or seem to respect our timeframes
      - When we had a hold up on confirming final information (some incomplete forms from the seller) the conveyancer was not able to appropriately explain why this information is needed from the seller, why this delay is justified and what exactly he needs from a legal perspective. The explanation was vague like 'we need to forms to be completed'. Why? What exactly? What are the consequences of this? What alternative options are there in case we'd like to prioritise our desired completion timeframes?
      - The conveyancer seemed to be slow to act and follow up; we were finalising monies before the exchange when suddenly lots of new information was needed that should have been checked and finalised before reaching this point in the translation
      - i could go on...

      Please avoid PPL at all costs. I recommend a local conveyancer in the area you are buying in.

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      22/07/22 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      The service was slow it took 7 months for the sale of the property to go through.The company kept losing paperwork i had sent through the post altho it was sent by register post.Never again it was very very stressful i was glad when it was all over.

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      18/07/22 - Reviewed by CT

      One star is too much for the heartbreakingly poor service we have and still continue to receive. Missing documents, no records of calls we know have happened, staff who have accused us of having a go at them, yawned on phonecalls and asked us not to rush the dates through as "that's the last thing they want to be doing on a Friday." We have a house that has no chain either side and we are still waiting 6 weeks over their projected completion date. I wish this company could see the misery and frustration that their lack of care has on their paying customers.

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      25/05/22 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      NEVER WOULD I RECOMEND THIS COMPANY THA SERVICE HAS BEEN APPALING FROM START TO NOT FINISHED YET.
      I can not begin to go into all of the mess and excuses that have ben put forward. it has taken MONTHS to sell a home with a cash buyer and cash seller ,then we have been asked for a money up front. when it was agreed moneys to be paid at the final transaction. i am pleased we did not pay. my buyer is going rightly crackers and so is the company i am buying the house from. sh*t company!!!

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      19/05/22 - Reviewed by Tom Walker

      Absolutely appalling. They have completely failed to respond to correspondence. We have had to resend paperwork and have had to keep sending the same information. Due to their poor correspondence, both our buyer and seller have threatened to pull out. Unable to phone them and have been requesting a phone call for the last three weeks - they are risking our sale falling through. Disgraceful.

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      30/04/22 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Outages in service due to Cyber security attacks, requesting funds from lenders and then sending them back, slow and lack of responses, no accountability, are some of the challenges we've encountered with Premier Property Lawyers.

      One of the conveyancers we have been dealing with is Imran Ali. Items needing attention are raised months later than they should be, responses are few and far between, requirements are ever changing. Its coming to a year and a half now and there is no end in sight.

      I wouldn't like to deal with Permier Property Lawyers again, particularly Imran Ali.

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      21/04/22 - Reviewed by Gary

      We are really angry with this crappy company. They never respond to emails or phone calls and the department we are dealing with (Q newbuilds manchester) are really bloody awful, rude and have been caught out lying twice about work supposedly done.

      We only went with them because they came under the coop umbrella, i'll be writing to the coop to tell them what an awful bloody service (or lack of) they provide (or don't).

      solicitor.info needs a zero stars option for crap companies like this.

      DO NOT USE THEM !!!

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      19/04/22 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Very very slow.Both me and the seller ar working with solicitors of this company.It is my first experience and I wish I would read these rewievs before starting working with PPL .They have been recomanded by Purplebricks so I have accepted ,thinking they have all the interest the transaction to go fast and smouth.They have started the process in 14th of October last year.I needed last week to ask for a extention of my mortgage offer and my mortgage offer will expire in 12th of May.I do not intend to look for another mortgage if ,and I am sure now they will fail to complete till then.

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      10/03/22 - Reviewed by Mike Evans

      They are the Solicitors that our buyer are using. They sit on documents for weeks without doing anything. They take actions and decisions that delay proceedings, but don't tell their client and lie to cover this up. Even when told that these delays will cause the sale to fall through, they don't do anything. Avoid these guys at all costs.

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      17/02/22 - Reviewed by Steve

      1 star is too much, 8 months to do virtually nothing and then work on case in last month, blame everyone else when others in chain had done the same job and we’re ready to proceed. Can never get hold of on phone, email after email to get a response. DO NOT USE as certain individuals within the company are just not capable and do not care!!!!

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      16/02/22 - Reviewed by Mrs Tracy Monk

      Very poor to no service, extremely big delays, no reply to E-mails, phone calls, or confusing communication. Totally unacceptable. Data breach, cyber attack, no faith, or trust in PPL

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      11/02/22 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      I am very upset with Premier Property Lawyers. Our buyer started to buy our house with them on September 1st 2021. We finally, after endless delays and lack of communication on the part of PPL, signed the exchange documents with our solicitor 8 days ago. But PPL are apparently still not ready and not answering our solicitors queries as to why they are not ready. We are very likely to lose the house we have agreed to buy through the gross incompetence of this so called company!

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      16/02/22 - Response by Anonymous

      Me too. Still waiting still early October and being told the IT outage has not delayed anything.

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      25/02/22 - Response by Robbie

      Signing your exchange contract apparently means nothing, myself and my buyer signed ours in December, I accepted his offer at the beginning of August. no chain at either end and he's a cash buyer. Was 11 weeks before they announced they had got the search results back. In the 7 months we have been waiting he has managed to speak to someone there only once, in January. Have been told we should complete next week, but not holding my breath as this is the third time I've been told this, and obviously the first 2 times didn't happen. It's very frustrating, infuriating and costly. They either don't know or don't care how their performance impacts people. I suggested to the buyer that he changes solicitor back in December, but he said then the whole process will start again, to which i replied "and it'll still be quicker than these people.". Good luck everyone.

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      11/02/22 - Reviewed by HD

      Absolutely disgusting service.
      Lack of response because their servers went down for WEEKS - not a single ounce of responsibility or attempt to rectify/clarify their issue. Caused huge delays, simply couldnt be bothered to answer queries, speak with the other side solicitor or even attempt to progress the case.
      On the day of completion, completely ignored the other side solicitor. Excuse was that they had to do an ID check so failed to complete. When questioned why this hadnt been done at the outset; no comment. When asked why they couldnt verify ID within minutes, as normal solicitors would, was advised "we have a team who do that". Failed to complete because of the internal heirarchy and utmost incompetence. Clearly only in business because of their low cost and huge referral fee incentives.

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      05/02/22 - Reviewed by Premier property clowns

      Almost a year and counting to complete the purchase of a property which had no chain on either side. This company has sat on my application and provide literally no explanation for why they have taken so so long to process. This company has cost me my sanity at times and my nightmare isn’t over yet. I am literally at their mercy. I can’t go and work with another company as the process will have to start from the beginning and I will still have to pay these clowns.

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      16/02/22 - Response by Dave

      If they are underperforming, you don’t have to pay them. They have also said that if you choose to transfer because of the problems caused by the cyber attack no fee is payable.

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      25/01/22 - Reviewed by Jim Gretton

      IT systems hacked and took them completely down with no emails, phones or access to backend systems for 3 weeks. No access to the customer-facing portal for three months. Now they are blocking detractors on twitter and having negative Trust Pilot reviews deleted. Meanwhile they are posting fake positive reviews. Literally the most shady company I have ever dealt with.

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      24/01/22 - Reviewed by Sam

      We were given this company to use by our mortgage advisers and given the mortgage advisers were excellent we agreed . This was a big mistake. Our assigned conveyancer was rude and would quite often talk over me and clearly had no interest in what I had to say. They made human errors which I can completely accept however they used to take days to reply after chasing and chasing and again would be rude and make excuses or suddenly provide new deeds which needed signing (which we’d already done). On the day we finally completed after many excuses we moved in at 12pm thanks to the sellers solicitors letting us know. Around 5pm this company finally rang to tell us we had completed but we’d already been in 5 hours. I wouldn’t use this company again and this was our first purchase of a house and they made it so much harder than it needed to be. Also on the day of completion we’d paid all of our fees in advance and then suddenly our paid invoice was removed and a new one was added with an extra fee (they denied this). It was only £40 and we could wait no longer so simply paid this to get away from them as soon as possible.

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      19/01/22 - Reviewed by DO NOT USE PREMIER PROPERTY LAWYERS!!!

      I absolutely do not recommend this company to anyone! Completely incompetent! My mortgage offer lasted 6 months and we only managed to exchange and complete on the last 2 days! It took them 6 MONTHS to accomplish a straight forward sale on a CHAIN FREE EMPTY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
      If it wasn't for my estate agent and her manager pestering them constantly and getting senior managers involved I genuinely believe my purchase wouldn't have happened. Premier Property Lawyers drag their feet with everything and take no responsibility for the lack of attention or communication. Between me and my estate agent, we made various phone calls, emails and chased paperwork for Premier Property Lawyers - basically doing their job for them, just so we could complete in time.
      Fast forward 9 months after finally completing, we've now discovered that they haven't even registered us as owners and still haven't filed the paperwork. Cant even
      Been asking to speak to a manager or someone senior for weeks and I've not had one reply or phone call or a response to my emails.
      Oh and I haven't even mentioned the app constantly not working - so no access to important files in order to complete a purchase!
      Please do yourself a favour and use someone other then Premier Property Lawyers, absolute shambles of a company. You'll get more of a response out of the brick wall next to you.
      Gutted I have to even give them one star LOL

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      15/01/22 - Reviewed by Disgusting service, AVOID !

      Being forced to use premier property lawyers because we sold our property through purple bricks we initially assumed that if purple bricks used them they must be decent enough. What a mistake.

      First there security was bad enough for them to get hacked causing a 2 month outing with absolutely nothing being done, no contact at all, it was next to impossible to contact them, and when we did get through, we were told to “wait”

      Second our case handler (Ryan) was rude, aggressive and above all incompetent. belittling and arguing with my wife at every opportunity, blatantly lying and when being caught out, going so far as to make her feel stupid and call her rude when she asked him to verify things, His incompetence has cost us time and money, to which the full cost has still not been realised.

      I am disgusted that purple bricks recommend these amateurs simply because they service we received from purple bricks themselves was outstanding, however I will never use purple bricks again based on our experience of premier property lawyers.

      I highly recommend anyone thinking (or if using purple bricks, forced) to use not so-premier property lawyers run for the hills !

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      12/01/22 - Reviewed by Robert

      I cannot give them 0 stars. unprofessional, rude, will not and would not recommend to anyone. Has anyone made a formal complaint against them? has anyone ever been compensated after a formal complaint?

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      16/02/22 - Response by Dave

      People are getting compensation. See the Facebook group “When Conveyancung Goes Rogue”.

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      30/03/22 - Response by Emily

      I have made a few formal complaints, very few answered and I'm awaiting a response from the ombudsman now. They made me an offer for full and final settlement which I accepted , after this offer was accepted wich took them the best part of 2 years to "investigate" they retracted a part of the offer and and since stopped all communication.
      I didn't even know I company could do that , but shouldn't be surprised as they failed to register my lease upon completion so im still stuck with a property I can't sell or re mortgage due to there negligence .

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      12/01/22 - Reviewed by Charlie

      If I could give 0 stars I would. I'm going to forget and not judge the whole IT outage this company have experienced which many reviews will touch on. They have been the most incompetent solicitors ever, so far to say they are a complete joke.
      The enquiries they returned were described as unprofessional and unusable by our solicitor. After being reminded multiple times about a certificate they forgot to send it twice even having received it and they too lost deeds to the house further stalling the sale of the house.
      This company Is beyond unprofessional. Why purple Bricks recommend them is beyond me.

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      10/01/22 - Reviewed by Nav

      Absolutely shocked with this PPL solicitors. It has currently taken over 6 months to try and complete a sale and still no completion date! No onward chain, cash buyer…You would think it would be the most straightforward of all sales possible. Instead PPL systems have been down for last 3 months and are still down, so they are not giving us a completion date instead they are using stalling tactics by repeatedly asking for the same information that they have already got answers to! It is so annoying and upsetting. I have found this experience to be so stressful and unfortunately I agree with all the other reviews left on this site for this company. In fact they don’t even deserve 1 star! They don’t pick up their phones, they don’t respond to emails. I am the one constantly chasing them. It was meant to be a straightforward sale. Instead I am paying a mortgage of £711 per month for an empty house (I got rid of tenants) and having to renew and extend empty house insurance every month and the buyer is a cash buyer (all from savings)!!! What could possibly be the delay!!!!! Every month that goes by I am making a loss and I’ve told them this repeatedly. But they just don’t care. Purple Bricks should not be using this company! Awful experience, never again!!!!

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      10/09/22 - Response by Little miss

      yes we are in the same situation. our mortgage is £865, plus council tax, water rates, gas and electric. our completion date was july. we are now in sept. and we also got the tenants gone the january before. so we are about £7,000-£8,000 out of pocket so far and counting.
      theres no reply to emails or phone calls, im fuming.

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      05/01/22 - Reviewed by Danny

      Avoid this company. My transaction was not helped by all of their systems going down and no-one having access to their files (or even their phones). But beyond this I experienced repeated requests for the same information, erroneous requests for information from the seller that was later decided to be unnecessary, lack of response to emails and no availability on the phone, total lack of urgency (a no-chain transaction taking 4 months). And to cap it all off the fees were double what was quoted. My advice is to use a local firm with a person you can speak to easily or even go to see.

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      03/01/22 - Reviewed by AJ Rodgers

      Beyond awful. Over two months now their public facing document portal eway has been down now. TWO MONTHS! We have some vague statements about a security breach but that's all we have,. When will it be back up? Don't know. What data has been lost? Don't know. When will my first time purchase of an empty property with no chain complete? No idea. The whole thing is farcical and you can see even see PPL posting fake reviews on Trust Piliot to stop their score sinking like a stone. Meanwhile, companies like Purple Bricks are still sending new customers to these law firms who are only partially up after the security breach. Couldn't make this stuff up if you tried.

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      30/12/21 - Reviewed by Katie

      Save yourselves some stress. The worst 4 months of my life: easy property, seller's solicitor very responsive and quick, but still managed to stretch it out for ages. Might be losing the property just because Premier Property Lawyers are a mess.

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      29/12/21 - Reviewed by Absolutely disgusting company

      I've tried to sell my house twice with them. Both 1st and 2nd time this has failed and I've lost my buyers. Over the period of about 6 months there was no way to communicate with conveyancer as 100% of the time automated system tells you he is busy, "please don't leave any massages as voicemail is not monitored". Emailed them number of times and each time I emailed conveyancer directly I've never had any response. Few call back after emailing and CC'd in head-office. Currently I've moved away to local company and "what a difference!" When my new solicitors asked to provide searches over they were ignored, I called PPL for this matter and got usual answer from receptionist saying they are unable to speak to me as all conveyancers are currently busy. I've decided to email PPL and CC in PPL head-office to get call back within 5min. I'm going to be very kind saying this company is one massive JOKE. A funny fact is that under almost every sinlge negative review someone from PPL will add "sorry..we are investigating... "-sure you have to as you clearly don't know whats going on in your own business

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      23/12/21 - Reviewed by Homeless man

      PPL are the most unprofessional firm to ever grace this existence. They are the slowest vapid much of air headed sloth people. They will not answer your calls or emails. They will just stop progressing your case, likely somewhere after they have taken their first fee and then leave you in limbo.

      If you have been affected by PPL and are reading this why don't we get a Facebook group going, we could pool in our resources and maybe get a billboard or some ads posted and tell everyone just how awful they are. They don't care about these reviews. We should find a way to hurt them like they have hurt us, but not in our time but in their wallets. I'll be setting up a Facebook group in the new year on Janauary 2nd called PPL he worst conveyancers on the planet. Come join and let's see how they like it.

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      05/01/22 - Response by Sally

      Facebook group - is when Conveyancing goes rogue

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      21/12/21 - Reviewed by Burgy

      Cannot stress enough - avoid at all costs. This company are worse than useless, the customer service doesn’t exist, clients treated like something they stood in. Documents lost, phone calls not answered, emails ignored. Purple Bricks need to take accountability as they recommended using this company, indeed I was told I would have to pay Purple Bricks if I chose to use another company. 12 weeks in and still no further forward. Has anyone been successful in using another company and not having financial penalty?

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      18/12/21 - Reviewed by Gail N

      Utterly appalling. Untruthful, unprofessional, impossible to get hold of. Still waiting 6 months on for responses to simple questions. Emails ignored. For past month my conveyancers mobile has had the message 'technical difficulty, please try later' Have suggested that PPL use some of the thousands I am paying them to splurge out on a new phone for him as my money doesn't appear to be being used to bring about completion. No chain involved, I have done more legwork than them. Do not use alderley at PPL if you value your sanity, health or financial well-being. Zero stars

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      03/01/22 - Response by AJ Rodgers

      Were you aware that PPL had a major IT security breach taking their company fully offline for weeks? This is probably why you couldn't get hold of them. Their phone system was completely offline for ages.

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      28/01/22 - Response by SJ

      They did not respond before their IT system went down. We accepted the offer on our empty purpose built flat in early July. We phone and e mail daily but can’t get any updates nor can our estate agents who are also trying. Go local.

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      06/12/21 - Reviewed by Stan

      Dreadful please please please if you value your sanity and your money do not use this company I am so frustrated with them I have backed out of selling my property to their clients, nothing gets done they take weeks to answer e-mails lose documents and generally are shocking.

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      05/12/21 - Reviewed by The worst you can imagine

      The sale process of our property been going on for over 9 months now, the Buyer is ready to buy and she got cash waiting for us, we are ready to sell, and every thing is in Place in order to complete. There is no Way of contacting these useless clowns. They not responding to any form of contact.
      I'm planning to create a series of around 60 short review and explainer videos about this company, and optimise it so well that no one ever use them again. I will reveal all of their dirty secrets.
      They are ruining my life and make us waste almost a year of our life for this. Bunch of clowns a specially the people who manage this company.

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      04/12/21 - Reviewed by Stan

      Terrible terrible terrible please please please for your sanity do not use shocking service can not give one star in fact I would give minus 100 if i could beware of this company.

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      30/11/21 - Reviewed by Maisie

      We aren’t using these but our sellers are. Today we are meant to be completing our solicitors sent over our money 9:15am it’s now 3pm and estate agents and our solicitors can’t get through to them. Completely unresponsive, not even one form of contact to say they are working on it just completely ignored. I will never use this in future and put anyone off using them. I’m 36 weeks pregnant, we have no chain above us as sellers are moving in with parents and they just cause more stress on top of an already stressful house move.

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      30/11/21 - Reviewed by Peter B

      Have they lost all our records and documents?
      We have lost confidence in Premier Property Lawyers.
      We were supposed to have exchanged on the 15th of November 2021 and be in our new home by now.

      Today the conveyancer told us that he still hasn’t received the management pack.
      However, we spoke to our management company who confirmed that they sent the management pack 2 weeks ago, all documented in the email trail.

      The conveyancer also told us that the land registry hasn’t sent him the lease yet. This has been requested 4 time within a month, again email trail confirms.
      I suspect it was sent to them before the outage.

      They are also claiming that they are missing the TR1 from our purchase side which was also confirmed to have been sent a few weeks ago.

      In our opinion this looks like Premier Property Lawyers has lost all our documents and records and now trying to cover this up with complete BS.

      To say the least we are extremely distressed by the situation of both the computer outage and the loss of key legal documents

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      29/11/21 - Reviewed by Katya

      All we know from friends is that it is very hard to work with solicitors but it is not true if you find the right one. We a very happy we found you. We can't believe how helpful you are. From the beginning to the end we received all the information about every step. It was very easy to get in touch by email and phone, answer all our questions and regularly update. Even if we are first time buyer everything was easy with you. It was a pleasure for us to work with you! We don't have enough words to say THANK YOU! Thank you Mrs Dominika Fron! Stay safe, be always so helpful, positive and professional! Good luck and be happy!

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      30/11/21 - Response by Malcolm

      And identical review appears on TrustPilot and is the reviewers first review. Sounds fake to me, being a unique positive experience in the current sea of dismay

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      30/11/21 - Response by Jaguarboy

      Totally agree - a fake review - is it PPL themselves!!

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      30/11/21 - Response by Jaguarboy

      Totally agree - a fake review - is it PPL themselves!!

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      02/12/21 - Response by Anon

      Reported on TrustPilot for being fake.

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      03/01/22 - Response by AJ Rodgers

      No mention of the major outage that took PPL down for weeks? And Eway document portal is still down after 2 months. Didn't fancy mentioning any of that? Fake review.

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      30/09/22 - Response by Martyn Warriner

      This is a fake review. If you look on trust pilot all the positive reviews have the same grammatical flow or are either cut and paste with just name changes. I have lost 50000 in mortgage interest because this company procrastinated and lied for seven months.

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      29/11/21 - Reviewed by Rubbish Company

      I gave no stars as I have never dealt with such incompetence and ignorance in all my life. No regard for clients at all, they couldn't care less about their clients. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. I will be putting in a formal complaint and I hold STRIKE Estate Agents responsible too as they are affiliated.Total waste of time and money. FUMING!!!

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      27/11/21 - Reviewed by Neil Critchley

      Stay away from these jokers, the worst company to deal with. No communication and the worst company for any law work

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      27/11/21 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      This company is a total nightmare do not youse thay do not bothered about its customers soposed to compleat 12 still sataround no news totL absolutely useless

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      26/11/21 - Reviewed by Kim

      I am not one for leaving bad reviews about a company but the complete lack of information or updates from them has left us speechless.
      We were supposed to complete at the end of October/beginning of November but due to a couple of simple queries (which took ages to sort out) we were then looking to exchange the week of the cyber-attack, but since then – nothing, zilch!
      We have called every number, left messages, emailed numerous times and eventually got through to someone who said they couldn't update us at all and that our Conveyancer is on holiday?!
      Its ridiculous, ANY sort of update/timescale it would be appreciated but they appear to have gone radio silent. Shocking service.

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      30/11/21 - Response by Annoyed Customer

      We are in the same position, everyone in our chain of 3 ready to exchange and then PPL go awol. Cant contact them for love nor money. I even looked into changing my solicitor just to get the completion done, but have been advised to sit with PPL and wait it out as A) we have paid them money for searches already and B) another company may take just as long to get it done as it takes PPL to get up and running. So now I feel like I am trapped in a nightmare.

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      30/11/21 - Response by Mac

      Don't forget, dental appointments, doctors, paternatity leave.
      I am selling. Or trying to. I personally think there is something amiss in the company as to the system being down , please.....

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      26/11/21 - Reviewed by Spencer Ward

      Premier property lawyers are completely ignoring all our forms of contact, one phone call over 2 weeks ago and nothing since, disgraceful

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      26/11/21 - Response by Anonymous

      They are treating people, in particular, their clients, with complete and utter disregard and total contempt, but rest assured, there’s is an old saying: Every dog has it’s day. Believe me, this company will hit liquidation quicker than their feet can touch once/if the current batch of clients ever get processed. The publicity that this despicable company have generated since they were hit by this cyber attack has been something of a revelation. By all means, carry on copying and pasting your bog standard reply to people who have suffered extreme stress, anxiety and inconvenience as a result of this mess you are ultimately responsible for, but take heed PPL, people do not forget - expect a wave of compensation claims coming your way in the not too distant future which should hopefully see the back of your amateur operation and save any prospective future clients the inconvenience of ever having to cross paths with you....

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      26/11/21 - Response by Anonymous

      They are treating people, in particular, their clients, with complete and utter disregard and total contempt, but rest assured, there’s is an old saying: Every dog has it’s day. Believe me, this company will hit liquidation quicker than their feet can touch once/if the current batch of clients ever get processed. The publicity that this despicable company have generated since they were hit by this cyber attack has been something of a revelation. By all means, carry on copying and pasting your bog standard reply to people who have suffered extreme stress, anxiety and inconvenience as a result of this mess you are ultimately responsible for, but take heed PPL, people do not forget - expect a wave of compensation claims coming your way in the not too distant future which should hopefully see the back of your amateur operation and save any prospective future clients the inconvenience of ever having to cross paths with you....

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      26/11/21 - Reviewed by Gregory Simister

      Completely USELESS. I went with PPL as I was recommended to use them by the estate agent I was using, Strike. Apparently they are linked and I was told this would improve efficiency. 4 and half months later and there is still no sign of completion. Communication was shocking even prior to the system issue they have been experiencing. I have been trying to contact the conveyancer assigned to my case for over 4 weeks. She would never reply to my emails and evry time I called I was told she was not available. The first two weeks this was due to her being on leave apparently which she never told me about and therefore had no contact with anyone while she was away. Then the system issue hit. This has been nearly 3 weeks that their systems have been down and apart from the last 2 days I HAD NO COTNACT WHAT-SO-EVER during the whole period from anyone at the company. It was only my persistence in chasing them that finally I received an email, no phone call just an email. A complete disgrace of a company and DO NOT USE THEM.

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      25/11/21 - Reviewed by Down&Out

      This company is a disgrace. Progress was painfully slow anyway as they pass stuff back and forward between offices. Every time a letter comes in - add a week for it to be 'reviewed' by their 'specialist team' and then acted upon by the conveyancer. My purchase was an easy one. Nothing new, nothing complicated, no chain either end. A cash purchase with the cash ready to go. 5 months so far - rubbish.
      Then they get hacked. Nearly 3 weeks and they still are not functioning. No apology, no information, no updates. No declaration if personal financial and property details have been breached or lost. Nothing. No backup plan, no business continuity plan - very shoddy greedy company that does not put its clients at the front of their requirements.
      Apparently the conveyancers CAN see my files - but still no progress in last 3 weeks. If they CAN still see files, what is all the smoke screen about? Personally I think the silence is ominous and maybe company is about to go bust. No doubt many will walk away and use another solicitor to complete, nobody will be taken on and they are likely to be facing severe claims for disruption, delays and breach of contract. How can they survive at all?
      I have decided to sack them. They will get no money from me. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY.

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      04/12/21 - Response by Anon

      How do you leave PPL without having to pay the 'get out' penalty. I have been told that there is a fee you must pay them if you decide to appoint your own solicitor. I am selling through Purple Bricks and was assigned to PPL, I did not choose them, but I want to leave them due to their incompetence and total disregard for customer care.

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      24/11/21 - Reviewed by Howell

      I would just like to say this firm is an absolute disgrace. They were worse than useless before the computer breach, taking 6 months to do virtually nothing. Since the data breach, they haven’t even had the grace to apologise despite causing havoc to me and thousands of others. This company is clearly not fit for purpose and Purple Bricks should be called to account and explain why they continue to recommend such an appalling firm.

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      24/11/21 - Reviewed by JudeLLB

      There should be a 0* or minus *. PPL acted for my buyers who sadly having paid Purple Bricks up front had no option but to use PPL. Initially I acted for myself as allowed by law. They were utterly incompetent and negligently did not realise until the 11th hour that my buyers lender would not, for some reason they wont disclose other than in the TSB's Terms and Condition for Conveyancers handbook (you think PPL would actually know that), allow me to act for myself. Having had to amend their poorly drafted documents including the TR1, correct spellings I then had to employ a solicitor to take over from me to do the exchange of contracts and completion. PPL are a discredit to any conveyancer. I will be doing my utmost to have the company, and their associated other conveyancing companies, struck off from the Council of Licensed Conveyancers and removed from TSB's list of conveyancers. I would urge others to do the same, report to Trading Standards and make claims on PPL's professional indemnity insurance.

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      24/11/21 - Reviewed by Total lack of contact

      Absolutely hopeless. They don’t answer other solicitors let alone the actual householder who is paying them. Appalling service. Definitely not recommended. We are 3rd in the chain and are totally devastated by their lack of communication and couldn’t careless attitude.

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      23/11/21 - Reviewed by Becky

      No communication during system failure. Broke committment to a phone meeting. Failed to make payments and lied about it . No response to emails or phone calls.

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      23/11/21 - Response by Squid

      I would echo these comment. Communications during the period following the cyber attack have been woefully inadequate. Customers deserve to know the detail of the events, the impacts, and the timescale in order to make an informed decision.

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      23/11/21 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      After waiting for six months to complete a single sale, with no chain, they now claim they have been hacked.....
      The service and the communication have been abyssal....
      I would recommend no-body to use their services..

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      23/11/21 - Response by Anon

      They knew about the hack on (or before) 7 Nov 21.

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      22/11/21 - Reviewed by JE

      I wish I could give them zero stars. My buyer is using this firm, and I wish they weren't. It is a chain free, chas buy, vacant property that was intructed at the beginning of JUNE. This security breech has been a joke and has left me tackling a mortgage as well as my own rent as a single Mother while they drag things out and I am now up to my neck in debt as I wait for this sale to go through. I have taken days off work due to stress and am sincerely fed up.
      Don't use them. Even before the security breech they were awful. I imagine they are going to have A LOT of very frustrated customers ready to get compensation and I will be one of them.
      AVOID.

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      19/11/21 - Reviewed by Peter Marsden

      I changed conveyancer after PPL did literally nothing for a month. Vendors stayed with them. They've repeatedly ignored my solicitor's emails, dragging out a simple sale with no chain for months. I've been waiting for them to provide exchange and completion dates for a month, now discover that they've been hacked, presumably with copies of my passport, tax documents, bank statements etc still on file.
      The thing that really sticks in my craw is that they haven't apologised to their customers, despite leaving a lot of people in awful circumstances. Their website claims their systems are back up but this is clearly not true. No integrity whatsoever. The CLC should shut them down.

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      19/11/21 - Reviewed by Vicky

      if I could it would have been zero stars

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      19/11/21 - Reviewed by PPL client

      If this outage has not been resolved by monday, i will be forced to change solicitors.

      The way this has been handled is unforgivable, irredeemable and every client affected should be entitled to compensation due to conveyancing neglect.

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      18/11/21 - Reviewed by Shocking

      Disgraceful how a company so big is taking so long to get their hacked systems back up and running. Email and telephone contact is abysmal. They uodat etheir website statement every day with the date nothing else is updated, I feel they are treating us like mugs

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      18/11/21 - Reviewed by Sharon T

      We are in a chain of 5 and we are all ready to exchange contracts. I understand their IT System has crashed, however it would be great if our exchange would go ahead on Friday 19th November, ready for completion on Friday 26th November. It has been a long drawn out process and it would be great if Premire Property Lawyers would be able complete case.

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      18/11/21 - Reviewed by Sharon T

      We are in a chain of 5 and we are all ready to exchange contracts. I understand their IT System has crashed, however it would be great if our exchange would go ahead on Friday 19th November, ready for completion on Friday 26th November. It has been a long drawn out process and it would be great if Premire Property Lawyers would be able complete case.

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      17/11/21 - Reviewed by Mark John's

      Having he misfortune of dealing with yourselves for over 8 months having my buyer pull out on four previous occasions due to your negligence,incompetence,unprofessional ethics I am now likely to lose this sale for a 5 th and final time because in over two weeks you have not contacted my purchasers solicitor as promised on numerous occasions. A simple task that does not require your computers to be running.During the last two weeks I have requested you to perform this simple task having attempted to call yourselves over 100 times and countless emails.today I have spoken to a call person on 4 separate Oscar explaining that you need to telephone the buyers solicitors by 2pm in order for this sale not to collapse and yet again you have failed to show any professionalism in doing so.What type of company has a system failure for two weeks, cannot communicate to their customers,is totally inoperable ,takes over 8 months to finalise a house sale STILL WITH OUT A COMPLETION DATE. We were suppose to complete 18 October now 17 November and you have done nothing in this time. Not even received a call from the person dealing with ( alledgedly) my case.
      I have lost over £11000 due to having to continually reduce the house price because of your inabilitues to do your job and will now be seeking legal advice with regard recompense for your irresponsible unethical conduct.
      The stress, mayhem caused by your total lack of care has made both myself and my wife ill and I would suggest that anyone else with similar issues reading this make their concerns known to the legal ombudsmen,trading standards ect in order to get the perpetrators of this cowboy outfit to be made accountable for ruining people's lives.

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      17/11/21 - Response by Sally

      Hi - that is terrible - the CLC (Council for Licensed Conveyancers) the dud body that both trains and regulators this bunch of cowboys has put a statement on its website, it changed it slightly earlier this morning (probably due to pressure from the Simplify companies PPL, DC, JS "Law" etc). What shocks me is many don't seem to realise waiting for months on end is in any way normal/acceptable nor that estate agents get PAID by this companies to recommend them so its a corrupt business model. However if you want to try and get information look at the CLC's website. There is also a facebook page - rogue conveyancers or something along those lines

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      17/11/21 - Reviewed by Gwen

      Awful at replying to emails or returning phone calls. 2 weeks to get an answer to a simple question seems to be the norm. If you want a huge headache, then feel free to use them. I will make sure I talk all around me to NOT use them. My case has been going on since 5th May and now their system is down, no one is replying to you although I am supposed to exchange in 5 days (already moved back one completion day from last month as solicitor wasn’t ready , most likely will also push back that second one looking at the way it is going ) slow service. Coming up to 7 months soon and still no reply from
      My solicitor after 2 weeks.

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      16/11/21 - Reviewed by Just dreadful!

      I am not actually a client, but as my Mum is purchasing, and using another of the Simplify Groups Lawyers, and I am selling and my buyer is using this company, my whole family including 2 small children are going to be affected - in fact my grandchildren will be homeless on 1st December if this doesn't progress. PPL keep coming on these reviews with their 'wooly apologies', my buyer has completed the 'form' 3 times now and has had no response! They don't seem to give a toss about the impact they are having on a lot of peoples' lives? Where are my family going to live unless my purchase goes through? We don't have money to burn, my sale is for financial reasons in the first place! I am unwell and disabled and feel as though I am going to have a nervous breakdown with all this stress - the updates say nothing, we need timeframes! I can't book anyone to move me without a date, as it is I need someone who can do everything as for medical reasons I am unable to lift or move anything, the chap that was going to do it has been awaiting a date from me since the middle of September, and then this happens!!

      PPL tell us something useful instead of this!!

      "Reply from Premier Property Lawyers

      4 hours ago
      We recognise how frustrating the recent security incident is and hope that you understand that we are doing all we can as fast as we can to get back to normal. We continue to prioritise contact with customers who are due to exchange and complete in the coming days. If you are waiting for contact, please contact us through the form here *****. Almost all contracted transactions with a fixed completion date are up to date.

      For the sake of clarity, we want to reassure you that all client monies are secure and that we are not currently aware of any personal data connected to you being involved. We recognise how frustrating this is for customers and hope that you understand that we are doing all we can as fast as we can to get back to normal.

      Premier Property Lawyers."

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      29/11/21 - Response by Lisa fones

      More blatent lies !!! Able and have the time to reply to comments on here, yet absolutely no regard for clients whose lives you are ruining, including mine. LIES that you are almost back to normal haha, when we actually managed to speak to someone, I was spoke to like an idiot who has the audacity to make contact and tells me there are no phones lines and you are all relying on your own mobile phones poor things.,. But if I insisted to push it , my solicitor will ring back. Who's the idiot ? I had called there landline number !!!!! And that is just one of many many lies. My business is now lost from yourselves due to your utter incompetence and joke of a company, which is no doubt already no more regardless. More than disgusting

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      16/11/21 - Reviewed by AVOID

      Without doubt, the WORST company I have ever ever had the displeasure of dealing with.
      Unresponsive, useless, poorly run.
      It took me 4 months to complete on the most simple of purchases (No chain, no searches, first time buyer). The conveyancer simply could not be bothered to open my file. I had my conveyancer changed without notice or formal hand over. I missed the stamp duty deadline for no good reason. I had incorrect amounts added to my bill. Its 3 months since my completion and they still owe me retention amounts. I have called and called and emailed and emailed and they are so UNRESPONSIVE and INADEQUATE, they seem to be allergic to picking up the phone. Their excuse for not releasing my retention amount for 3 months is a "system failure" for one week in November?! Will be reporting to the legal ombudsman for gross lack of professionalism and complete inability to operate in a field of law.

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      16/11/21 - Reviewed by What’s going on?

      Please be aware that this review is written in response to the current IT outage and the way PPL has communicated with their customers. Prior to this situation, I was very happy with their service and found my two conveyancers to friendly, efficient and hard working. Equally, since this system outage has happened, I have always been able to contact the company and speak to a member of staff who have done their best to answer my questions. And there in lies the issue because no one can tell me what is going on, what to expect, and more importantly, some idea, however rough, of time frames involved. I have tried very hard to be generous and to understand that maybe there is a good reason for this but as time goes on, my generosity is running out. This lack of clarity leads to a terrible situation where scare mongering and rumour abound on Social Media and whilst you could argue that it is my choice to read those things, I like many others are only doing so to see if any one has any updates or information as there is absolutely nothing coming from PPL other than generic, woolly statements, posted intermittently. For lots of people, moving house is exciting but for some, there is a back story that involves painful human situations that many are struggling with. To provide any of your customers with so little clarity is unacceptable but you also need to understand that for some, this lack of openness ( even just to say we can’t tell you what is going on because of …) is causing real suffering.

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      16/11/21 - Reviewed by F

      7 months on and still not exchanged. I have had to constantly phone them for updates. My Solicitor even called me the other day asking for Id that was uploaded 5 months earlier. Simple tasks drag on for weeks and I actually had to go online to raise and sort queries out with the local council. I am not a solicitor!

      We were due to exchange last Monday and still no phone calls or exchange. My Conveyancer has gone off on his holiday since last week. Hope is is having a great time. Meanwhile we are paying for storage as we have moved out and the cost and stress of staying in holidays.

      Every time I phone I extract no information and they have no plan B to sort everything out. Just answering calls seems to be their main priority. I have given up calling them as it is pointless.
      Useless!!!!!!

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      15/11/21 - Reviewed by Do not use, stay clear at all costs

      Like other reviews, we are now in our eight month of selling our property and have no idea when we will exchange or complete. We have not been kept up to date with any details or with what is going on with the sale. It is a cash buyer and chain free and we are expected to pay for this absolutely appalling service. Now the system is down we cannot even contact them for any updates. I would not recommend using this firm.

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      15/11/21 - Reviewed by Avoid at any cost

      Terrible service even before the system went down, basic tasks that can be done very early and in a couple of days are not being looked it till the very end and takes forever.
      I have been trying to complete a purchase of a chain free property for 6 months now and still no idea when we can exchange or complete.
      You need to chase them daily to get updates and feedback to your enquiries.
      Now the system is down and I can’t reach them by any mean, filled there form 4 times and still no response.
      I am not really sure what to do now as they have my deposit as well so can’t go to another solicitor.
      Will never think about using them again even if they were the last company on earth.

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      11/11/21 - Reviewed by Jb

      A family member is due to move tomorrow, just been told by estate agents that it cannot be done due to lines being down etc! My family member is 66 and suffers with PTSD and anxiety and she has had no contact with these guys in a few days, upon trying to resolve the situation she's out of pocket for removal vans and people have taken days off work to help her with her move so everyone's at a massive loss!!! Unprofessional in my opinion, filled out many forms and is yet to get a response from anyone! States online that they have sorted some out so dated moves can still go ahead but yet she clearly isn't allowed to move! I find it rather discussing that no one has been in contact nor answered the poxy phone when we have called! She's waited since June for this move and now likely not happening...... Discussed! Being such a big firm you would think they would sort the system out and get everyone moved! Never known anything like this in my life, what's a big mess

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      10/11/21 - Reviewed by Don't do it!

      DO NOT USE THIS FIRM. Total loss of their complete business system for the last three days. No website. No app. No phones. No email. Check their Twitter page. People left homeless because of their ineptitude. Money disappeared. No reassurance that your property transaction is safe. Horrendous. Be warned..

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      09/11/21 - Reviewed by Campbell

      Following 48 hours of zero updates from PPL….constant chasing, begging for an update with zero client care…. Maybe someone in authority will see this and respond… can’t get any kind of truthful answer regarding failed completion and what homeless clients are to do? PPL continue to spout “there’s nothing we can do” fobbing us off, having shut down their systems with no contingency… largest online conveyancing firm and they can’t complete exchanged files as have no access to any systems or a back up- oh unless you call and speak to 5 different people then you might get told they’re prioritising some completions…. Just not yours…. I’m not sure how a firm in charge of thousands of pounds of other peoples money daily could be worse- I’d highly recommend if you would prefer not to breach a contract and be homeless you use a different firm!

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      10/11/21 - Response by Anonymous

      Which number did you ring? I haven’t even been able to speak to 1 person yet, getting all my information from review websites

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      09/11/21 - Reviewed by Mj

      8 months of shear hell, gross incompetence,lies, Still awaiting completion date 8 months on,lost over £110000 useing these cowboys. Spent two days and approx 90 attempts to contact by phone for information they had told me they had already sent to buyers solicitors and not managed to speak to them. Also sent many many emails and no reply.incompetent ,useless unethical,unprofessional .Have had to be proactively engaged in the conveyancing myself to progress sale.would prefer to stick my head in a hot bucket of tar than deal with this outfit ever again,it would certainly be less painful and more productive as dealing with this company has effected my health.property premierlawyers about as much use as a cat flap in a submarine.AVOID AT ALL COST

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      13/11/21 - Response by Jono

      Ditto

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      15/11/21 - Response by Anonymous

      Literally same. And anyone reading this, understand that this incompetence has nothing to do with their November 2021 cyber attack, they've been this trash way before that.

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      09/11/21 - Reviewed by SHOCKING SHOCKING SHOCKING AVOID AT ALL COSTS

      SHOCKING SHOCKING SHOCKING AVOID AT ALL COSTS

      IF YOU CAN GET OUT OF DEALING WITH THEM AFTER YOUR ESTATE AGENT HAS SOLD THEM AS THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD THEN GET OUT AND START AGAIN WITH A PROPER SOLICITOR.

      FOR US THEY MADE MOVING HOME A NIGHTMARE......STRESS ON A DAILY BASIS, THEY DONT ANSWER THE PHONE IN FACT OUR "CONVEYANCER'S" DIRECT LINE WAS PERMANANTLY UNAVAILABLE

      UTTERLY SHOCKING AND NOT CHEAP

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      09/11/21 - Reviewed by AVOID!!!

      Dreadful. Wouldn't even speak to other solicitors in the chain. 5 months of delays and incompetence and today, the day it should all go through, they screw up again. Unbelievable.

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      08/11/21 - Reviewed by Michael

      If I reviewed based on the first 22 weeks of my house sale this would have been 1 star. I had two different conyevancers, neither of which would ever answer my calls or emails. I was left waiting 8 weeks for them to pass something on to me that I needed to action and I only got this because I rang multiple times asking if there was anything to do as nothing seemed to be happening. However, my case was then moved to Emily Aris who actually does things. She replied to my emails, she spoke to relevant parties for things that needed to be actioned, and within a matter of weeks my sale was complete. Her review is 5 star. I would say it appears it depends who you get looking after your case.

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      29/10/21 - Reviewed by D

      I wouldn't recommend this company to my worst enemy. I had a nightmare purchase with them, and issues post sale. They dont even respond to my emails anymore. Highly unprofessional

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      25/10/21 - Reviewed by Stewart

      Absolute nightmare. The vendors used these idiots and it is the worst experience we have ever had in buying our home. They lie on a daily basis that it becomes normal to them, that is when they communicate with you. The worst part by far is they WILL take money from you ( £174 ) to complete on the day you agreed 3 weeks prior, so get ready for the threat!!. They then insisted on a further £1200, but when severly challenged they backed down with no reasoning!!. LIARS, THIEVES AND TOTALLY INCOMPETENT AND REMEMBER WHEN READING THIS THEY WHERE ACTING FOR THE SELLERS, THAT IS HOW MUCH IMPACT THEY HAVE.

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      11/10/21 - Reviewed by Andy

      Avoid at all costs, they are useless. They spent 8-10 weeks doing nothing with my case, not answering calls or responding to e-mails,. This delay ultimately lead to it all collapsing the day before expected completion because that hadn't resolved the last query on the sale.

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      04/10/21 - Reviewed by Horrible experience first time buyers

      Disgusting. Deceitful. Deplorable company.

      Thanks to these imbeciles not answering queries timely, our vendors have lost their property and in turn have withdrawn their property for sale leaving my family with a newborn due in a few weeks without a home.

      Avoid at all costs. Their conveyancers LIE - they do not complete work and ultimately cost you the whole chain.

      Devastated beyond belief, if you want family life ruined and undue stress by all means use this service.

      How they can legally operate is beyond belief.

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      04/10/21 - Reviewed by Horrible experience first time buyers

      Disgusting. Deceitful. Deplorable company.

      Thanks to these imbeciles not answering queries timely, our vendors have lost their property and in turn have withdrawn their property for sale leaving my family with a newborn due in a few weeks without a home.

      Avoid at all costs. Their conveyancers LIE - they do not complete work and ultimately cost you the whole chain.

      Devastated beyond belief, if you want family life ruined and undue stress by all means use this service.

      How they can legally operate is beyond belief.

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      01/10/21 - Reviewed by Not reponsive

      Not responsive.

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      29/09/21 - Reviewed by AVOID

      Never get to speak to your allocated conveyancer, they log calls to you that never happen. Repeatedly asking for documents they already have uploaded on their system.
      Urgent emails sent 3 days in a row STILL not answered
      Stay clear is my advice

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      29/09/21 - Reviewed by ashby movers

      we were the victims of this company who were dealing with the purchase at the bottom of our chain, after 4 months they raised 4 queries on the day of exchange and completion. The chain of 5 was left with all possessions in vans until storage could be arranged. Refusals to take phone calls from our agents was normal and an attitude of complete indifference to the plight of the families involved was evident. Avoid if you can. If any of your chain is using these people - be very careful

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      22/09/21 - Reviewed by Travesty

      Sadly both our buyer and seller are using this poor excuse of a ‘business.’ Emails from our solicitor go ignored with long delays before unsatisfactory responses are received. In the end we resorted to speaking directly to either end of our chain. A transaction started in early May is nowhere near completion due to their incompetence. A pattern repeated when my partner sold his house to someone using them last year. Avoid unless you enjoy DIY conveyancing where you pay someone else to rubber stamp your own work.

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      21/09/21 - Reviewed by Philip

      Utterly dreadful, unresponsive, asked the same question multiple times, took three months to draft and agree a very basic statutory declaration. Avoid them.

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      15/09/21 - Reviewed by Miles

      I cannot stress enough - AVOID.
      I honestly don't know how these solicitors have got so many positive reviews. All I can say is, avoid like the plague. And if your buyers are using these, then be prepared for a very, very long sales process! We sold our flat back in April to first time buyers, and purchased a property with no upward chain. We have been ready to complete since June; however the incompetence of these solicitors has resulted in severe delays to the process. They will send queries in sporadic bursts, so much so that it's gotten to the point where the managing agents of our flat started charging us £95 for each round of queries they sent through, because they were fed up of responding to multiple queries, particularly where the information was included in the lease/managers pack.

      It's impossible to deal with ANYTHING quickly. This becomes even more frustrating when they then send the same queries back to your solicitors!

      Our buyers are equally frustrated, and despite all parties chasing (our solicitor has resorted to calling them twice a day for updates), we're getting nowhere. Literally weeks have now passed where no progress has been made at all because of these solicitors. It's apparently now been escalated to a senior conveyancer and we're yet to see the progress. It's now looking like this is going to go into October and, while there was a potential we could've avoided paying stamp duty at all, it's now looking like we're going to be paying the full amount. On top of the stress of chasing, we're also being chased daily by the seller of the house we're purchasing (and their estate agents) as our seller is now getting itchy feet meaning we're also at risk of losing the house we're buying. We are all literally at our wits end and don't know what else to do at this stage.

      If you find out your buyers are using these solicitors, I would recommend that you warn them against it, or even consider finding new buyers. It is honestly not worth the hassle.

      If you're considering using these for your own conveyancing, please, please, please don't.

      *Edit 1* - been asked to forward the case reference number (which I included in the details for filling out this review) without telling me where to forward it to!

      I've decided I'm going to keep this thread updated so that everyone can see the absolute nightmare we're having with communicating with these solicitors.

      *EDIT 2* Update this morning from our solicitors: We were promised on Friday (10th) that Premier Property Lawyers would be reviewing our responses to their latest round of queries would be looked at that day (they were sent well over a week before but they claimed they didn't receive the emails, but then magically did). Our solicitor chased on first thing on Monday morning to be told that they didn't get round to looking at them on Friday because they were dealing with completions (lucky them!) and that they promised them they would be looking at them on Monday. Our solicitor called at lunchtime to check - no update. Our solicitor has called again this morning (Tuesday) to be told they didn't get round to looking at them yesterday either, but they *promise* they will look at them today. In addition to this, we've received another text from our seller today, telling us that he's at risk of losing his house (which isn't in the chain) and needs a date confirmed by the end of the day. We're about to lose the house we were purchasing because of this firm.

      *EDIT 3* Premier Property Lawyers have tried to flag this review as a non-legitimate review because I am not their client. I have sent evidence as such back to trustpilot to show that we have had legitimate interactions with them.

      Yet again, another day with no progress from Premier Property Lawyers. We believe it comes down to one final query (which is a complete non-issue). We're in direct contact with our buyers, and their mortgage provider contacted them yesterday to try to resolve the query. Unsurprisingly, she got nowhere: "They are refusing to email me due to GDPR restrictions but are happy to give me information over the phone which makes no sense!"

      We have chased Strike (our estate agents that we sold through, and who recommended our buyers to Premier Property Lawyers) to see if they can help us get something resolved.

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      15/09/21 - Response by Anonymous

      Ask Strike, your selling agent, if they are getting a kickback from Premier Property Lawyers. Purplebricks, if you pay their reduced up front selling fee, not only insist on you using Premier Property Lawyers as part of their contract with you also get a handsome kickback too.
      I quite agree that they are incompetent and to avoid with a barge pole. It's a shame my buyers didn't as they advertised cheap fees but it's dragging on and on and on

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      11/09/21 - Reviewed by Kemp

      Please avoid. Had to change to another firm who finished the job professionally. Please avoid

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      05/09/21 - Reviewed by First time buyer

      6 months after our offer was accepted and we're still waiting. Our case handler has been on annual leave twice and off for a covid ping during which they apparently weren't working from home.

      We made many unreturned contact attempts. If you leave a 1 star review they might give you a call or email.

      We were originally told that it would be slightly over 1400 (I can't remember the exact figure, something like £1437.01) for everything included and that it may take up to 4 months due to covid.

      Actual case:
      6 months and now close to £2000. Our completion date is not in sight. The registration of title hasn't even been submitted. ( 4 weeks ago they claimed the only reason for this was that the website was down).

      Meanwhile I'm still paying rent.

      I could go on and on about this company. I'm leaving reviews everywhere I possibly can because they have just been so awful. It's looking as though it'll be at least 7 months before we can move into our new home ???? it was supposed to be ready for summer time. It would have been the first time I had a garden. We couldn't arrange our sons birthday party because we didn't know where we were going to be. They really have given us a truly horrific experience. Stressful and upsetting.

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      31/08/21 - Reviewed by Still waiting for Premier

      We're all still waiting after nearly 20 weeks since the offer was first accepted. There's doesn't seem to be any reason why things are moving so slowly, with each time they're asked to do anything simple it takes weeks!
      They've been asked for a really simple report and it took 7 weeks before we then managed to convince the lender that it was no longer required so we could proceed. Even with this, it has still taken weeks and weeks to get anywhere.
      They generally don't seem interested in this, or supportive at all!
      Wouldn't recommend to anyone!

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      16/08/21 - Reviewed by M Bass

      I used this shambles of an organisation when i brought my house (6 months for a no chain transaction). I now have the misfortune that my buyer is using them when i am selling - utterly useless - exchange should have been three days ago and my seller and the estate agent cant get hold of them. Avoid at all costs unless you like wasting money and stressing.

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      26/07/21 - Reviewed by Dave

      Multiple solicitor changes - no consistency.
      Repeatedly asking the same questions - not actually reading the replies I sent.
      Uncommunicative - very difficult to reach our solicitor.

      The solicitor went missing on exchange date. It was taken on by one his colleagues who then couldn't locate the appropriate paperwork.
      Same solicitor went missing on completion day.

      Our case was picked up by a colleague who called to say we should have transferred funds to them the previous week and our solicitor should have told us.

      Also we were missing paperwork which we should also have been told about the previous week.

      So with the removal company loading up I raced down to our bank and had to transfer funds and complete the missing paperwork.

      Stressful? Just a bit!!

      Overall I have found Premier Property Lawyers to be:
      Unprofessional
      Inept
      Hard to reach
      Disorganised and lacking in the skill or knowledge required to be a competent conveyancer.

      I feel embarrassed to say I paid them to be put under such stressful conditions. Especially when I consider I did some of their work for them.

      Avoid at all costs.

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      22/07/21 - Reviewed by Kerry

      This company have managed to mess up every single thing they have touched
      They are beyond incompetent and the only reason why anyone should use this company is if they want:
      The phone never answered
      Emails never answered
      To do a majority of the data collation for enquiries themselves
      To be lied to about how things are going

      And finally

      To be in the situation I am in right now - where at 4:30 they realised they had sent a letter asking for a mortgage redemption statement and misworded it meaning that I have a van full of my belongings on the drive, an empty house and to be told that I won’t be completing my sale tomorrow and that it won’t be until after the weekend

      And that’s after it’s taken 19 WEEKS TO GET TO THIS POINT AND THEY COULDNT EVEN DO THE FINAL JOB RIGHT!

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      15/07/21 - Reviewed by Run away

      One star is one star to many!
      Only once I have heard off my conveyor and that was to tell me she had an argument with the other solicitor. Never reply to emails, not even acknowledging them. They have spoilt my whole experience of my purchase and I even doubt they have the proper qualification to do the job, if anyone works there reads this, do yourself a favour and get another job.
      Absolutely the worst company in the whole of the UK and I will make it my mission to take business off them by telling everyone I know to avoid and get a local solicitor, that includes any dealings with purple bricks selling or buying, otherwise you will have 6 months of pure stress. RUN RUN RUN

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      15/07/21 - Reviewed by Lee H

      One star is being kind. Takes forever for them to do anything, currently 4 weeks past the completion/sale of our house (our chain including the house we are trying to buy all agreed sales within a week of each other, all relatively new homes, all on managed land). we exchanged on the sale of our previous property 5 weeks ago to avoid the chain collapsing Couple this company with a certain Purple estate agent and you have a recipe for disaster. Takes forever for them to do anything, currently 4 weeks past the completion/sale of our house (our chain including the house we are trying to buy all agreed sales within a week of each other, we exchanged on the sale of our old property 5 weeks ago to avoid the chain collapsing due to stamp duty holiday and ensure their client still had a buyer).
      They say they have responded to enquiries when they clearly haven’t and would appear not to care less when you have to give them a reasonable deadline to work to due to us currently paying circa £1000 per week for temporary accommodation/ storage of our home contents etc. Apparently this company is one of the largest property solicitors in the country (recommended to our vendor by their agent. This clearly does not mean they are any good. The management company (development is on managed land) were not even alerted to our purchase until 25th June which is just shy of 2 months from when our offer was accepted and solicitors put in place.
      It appears that they either take on too many clients and cannot manage them all in a professional & timely manner or they are just incompetent.
      The house we are trying to buy is a 6 year old, 3 bedroom detached house not a 200 year old mansion!
      If you want stress, extra costs and potentially lose your buyer or house sale then give this company a try. due to stamp duty holiday and ensure their client still had a buyer).
      They say they have responded to enquiries when they clearly haven’t and would appear not to care less when you have to give them a reasonable deadline to work to due to us currently paying circa £1000 per week for temporary accommodation/ storage of our home contents etc. Apparently this company is one of the largest property solicitors in the country (recommended to our vendor by their agent).
      This clearly does not mean they are any good. The management company (development is on managed land) were not even alerted to our purchase until 25th June which is just shy of 2 months from when our offer was accepted and solicitors put in place.
      It appears that they either take on too many clients and cannot manage them all in a professional & timely manner or they are just incompetent.
      The house we are trying to buy is a 6 year old, 3 bedroom detached house not a 200 year old mansion!
      If you want stress, extra costs and potentially lose your buyer or house sale then give this company a try.

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      15/07/21 - Response by Ashley

      Hi, they are just awful, try leaving a message on Facebook purple bricks page.
      What is the name of your conveyor?

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      14/07/21 - Reviewed by Rubbish

      Absolutely rubbish company, I wish I had read these reviews before, what can I say? Nothing positive, are these people even trained?
      I have no idea when I’m going to complete this sale, No chain No mortgage, cash sale but my conveyancer seems to make it up as she goes along, kept asking for details about the extension on several occasions but guess what?
      There was no extension! Can’t even get the simple things right and puts more unnecessary enquiries forward, over 10 emails this week and not one response, absolute joke, so now in actually thinking about pulling out just to get rid of her and start again with a new house and a local solicitor. Any advice welcome please.

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      20/07/21 - Response by Anonymous

      Is it too late for you to appoint new solicitors?
      We’re 18 weeks in with these representing our seller and still no moving date
      We’ve tried everything the whole chain have complained to the estate agents and copied in their MD’s & PPL on emails and nothing same excuses awaiting queries
      If I’d of known what I know now I wouldn’t of entered a chain with them

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      30/08/21 - Response by Anonymous

      Do your own conveyancing. Perfectly legal. Schedule 3 clause 3(10) Legal Services Act 2007. It's simple to do. Excellent book to follow if unsure is published by Which "Do Your a Own a Conveyancing"

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      14/07/21 - Reviewed by Beyond Bad

      This company have ruined a chain of 5 properties. They have been the conveyancer for the buyer of first house in the chain. They have been so bad that after 4 months the buyer has sacked them and started again with a proper solicitor. They are now dragging there heels with the passing of information. They do not respond, they lie, and generally ruin everything. I would not give even one star if that was possible. Do yourself a favour and stay away from Premier Property Lawyers (Liars).

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      13/07/21 - Reviewed by Don't do it!

      Like many others I believed purplebricks. My mistake. If I had seen this website, or many others saying how awful they are I wouldn't have used them. They truly are terrible. We are cash buyers. Sellers also use this company. Yet despite both being in the same office, miscommunication, delays, and outright lies. They keep demanding the same documents even when we have sent them, saying 'oops yes you have already sent them'. My partner wants to cut her wrists because of these liars.

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      09/07/21 - Reviewed by Dreadful company

      Do NOT enter a chain with or instruct with this “company” they were dearer then our local firm for a start as we were quoted via Purplebricks

      Unfortunately our seller is with them and we’re on week 16 no completion date in site
      Their an absolute joke of a company
      They Don’t answer the phone to our solicitors or their own client
      If you leave reviews on other sites they get them removed

      They’re currently requesting documents such as section 38 and 106 at week 16 which we were informed should’ve been done when the searches were requested. The worse thing is both houses are on the same estate and are bound by the same management company and council
      The excuse every time is waiting for 3rd parties the same 3rd parties that had the same paperwork back to our solicitors at week 6
      Our solicitor has been ready for 7 weeks now
      The whole chain is at risk of collapsing and they couldn’t care less!

      Purplebricks should never of recommended them or given the option to defer payments
      we have been told by Purplebricks they take a commission from them so they couldn’t careless how good they are
      We’ve complained to Purplebricks MD and email him daily still no moving date

      Something really needs doing about these kind of solicitors
      It’s unnecessary stress and heartache on what should be an exciting happy time
      Our sellers won’t appoint a new solicitor so we have no option but to stay in this chain or look for a new home

      Absolutely gutted as we did everything right

      DO NOT Use them or buy/ sell with anyone that is using them!!!

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      08/07/21 - Reviewed by Emily

      So my experience seemed hopeful to begin with. Everyone I talked to was helpful and I was able to reach people with ease and got emails back. However, there was a lot of "I will get back to you on that..." which dragged on for months! Some of the answers I received when checking on things were worrying, such as "Do I send this by post to the address of the conveyancer?" and the response was "Uhm.....yeah. Sure. Im not 100% to be honest but send it there and we will redirect it if its wrong."
      I am finally changing solicters but they have endangered the sale and wasted so much of mine and the selllers money nevermind the mental strain this has put on me. I have anxiety and depression a nd for the first time in years I had a full meltdown.

      People I talked to were lovely but useless. DO NOT USE THIS FIRM

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      08/07/21 - Reviewed by Avoid like plague

      I wouldn’t recommend even to my enemies

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      08/07/21 - Reviewed by Kim

      Absolutely awful! The house purchase is now at risk and they still will not respond to anyone. It took them two months to send draft contracts. Basic pre contract enquiries have been outstanding for a month and they will not respond to the other solicitor or the estate agent. Please save yourself months and months of stress and worry by choosing a different solicitor to this awful company.

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      02/07/21 - Reviewed by JM

      PPL are unprofessional - just awful, you can never get to speak to anyone, they don’t return phone calls or respond to e-mails, have no management line to escalate your calls, just a call centre. So far a straightforward purchase and sale has taken 5 months. I suggest anyone thinking of using them does their own research first and not rely on a recommendation from purple bricks. I find it hard to believe companies are allowed to operate in this way! Their complaints procedure is also not fit for purpose. Honestly I wouldn’t wish this company on my worst enemy. Use them at your peril. The most stressful company to deal with ever!

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      01/07/21 - Reviewed by MILLS ANGELA

      Fabulous service throughout the whole process. Christi Hayes was brilliant, always answering any questions I may have had. The vendors solicitors kept holding things up so she was very patient with me even though I called most days.

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      30/06/21 - Reviewed by MI

      This company is a complete shambles and I would urge anyone to stay clear of them! We have lost over £10,000 pounds due to their incompetency! Very selfish people who will make you lose a lot of money!
      Would have select 0 starts if that was an option!

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      30/06/21 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      I would not recommend this shoddy, third-rate outfit to my worst enemy. They came by recommendation of Purplebricks who will also be hearing from me. From the outset, they were virtually impossible to reach and rarely returned calls. My first conveyancer was downright rude on a number of occasions and didn’t pick up on basic details that I, as a layman did just by reading documents. Their inaction cost me a purchase, having taken NINE MONTHS to process basic paperwork. I completed on a sale with them in mid-June 2021 but they kept the proceeds for nearly a further two weeks, choosing to call me on the morning of my move when knee deep in boxes to tell me there was an “issue” with my account number. It took THIRTY TWO ignored emails and the threat of legal action before they finally paid me. Take my advice and use a reputable firm of local solicitors. You may pay more but it’s worth every penny for peace of mind. Premier Property Lawyers should be sued under the Trades Description Act: there’s nothing premier about them at all.

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      29/06/21 - Reviewed by M johns

      AVOID, slow incompetent ,inefficient, no due diligence taken with property details ,my personal details,referred to in three seperate occasions both verbally and in writing as Mary .MY NAME IS MARK? Incorrect price ,name on final sale of contract???.Agreed completion date several days ago and no body has contacted myself to explain why sale not completed , Could go on and on but sure you get the jest, these guys have no or very little competance ,professionalism and should be avoided

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      28/06/21 - Reviewed by Awful

      Awful, avoid at all cost and get a proper firm of solicitors

      They will not answer emails or phone calls, it seems that they do not assign a full time solicitor to deal with clients merely leave all emails and phone calls to whoever is working at time., should have applied for mortgage a week ago, now less than 42 hours to completion and no-one knows what is happening, will not respond to messages of any type, from solicitors, estate agents or clients, whole chain will now collapse with no idea of what is happening.
      Shambolic

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      24/06/21 - Reviewed by Avoid

      This is without doubt the most incompetent lazy company I've ever dealt with. Ten months now and I'm still no further forward with them. Please don't make the mistake I did of listening to the estate agent's recommendation. Use someone else. Use ANYONE else.

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      22/06/21 - Reviewed by Appalled

      We heard of this company only recently because they are acting on behalf of a vendor lower down the chain. We all agreed a moving date a month ago but with two days left date and still no sign of an exchange date we hear that PPL have 'overlooked' some council enquiries. Having booked removal companies, etc. we all stand to lose thousands of pounds due the the ineptitude of this company - and that's before taking the stamp duty holiday into account. I don't understand why such companies are allowed to continue to trade.

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      21/06/21 - Reviewed by FMC

      Totally hopeless. A chain free sale dragged on for 10 months before our buyer simply got fed up. Money down the drain, having paid to release leasehold papers that our solicitor couldn't manage to forward on. Nothing checked properly, with no communication for weeks at a time.

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      18/06/21 - Reviewed by Lj

      Phone call after phone call, email after email and no correspondence from them. Dreadful service

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      17/06/21 - Reviewed by Graeme

      Avoid!!!

      I could have gone to Uni and done a law degree then acted for myself in my property transaction in less time than I have spent being on hold or waiting for call backs from Premier Property Lawyers.

      Really not good their lack of availability and just things that have gone missing in terms of emails not replied to or information not passed onto other solicitors is really bad.

      Massively regret going with them based on the purple bricks recommendation.

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      08/08/21 - Response by JSW

      You don't need a law degree. Legal Services Act 2007 schedule 3 s3(10) allows anyone to convey a propert if not being paid.

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      16/06/21 - Reviewed by Avoid at all costs!

      This company is shocking!
      We are using them for both our purchase and our sale and our buyers are using them for their purchase of our property.
      Trying to contact them is a nightmare, you'll be on hold for hours and if you do manage to get through they won't be able to help you. They say they're open until 8pm most evenings but I haven't been able to get a response past 4pm.
      2 days before we were due to exchange and complete we are being told one of the solicitors is on leave and so this won't be done for a while.
      Don't make the same mistake that we did and go for the cheaper option, pay more and go for someone that will actually get the job done as our sale and purchase may fall through because of them!

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      17/06/21 - Response by Graeme

      My review could have been the exact same as yours.

      Absolute shambles and I wouldn't be surprised if we have the same conveyancer.

      Talks a good game when you ever actually get hold of him but disappeared off "sick" twice now with nobody taking over his case.

      Shambles.

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      16/06/21 - Reviewed by Awful Service

      Awful, slow, rude, no customer care. they could not care less if your house falls through, Can never get to speak to on the phone, emails are ignored. No urgency at all and no sense of your in safe hands.
      Very stressful process and would not recommend at all and have also advised our broker to stop recommending them.

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      18/06/21 - Response by Sara

      Having exactly the same issue. Never known a solicitor like it absolutely shocking. Don’t know how they make any money.

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      14/06/21 - Reviewed by Steven

      ***** Update the process gets no better...my house was sold over 10 days ago and have not received the money for the sale of my property , or been able to get hold of anyone by phone or email.....so I have no house or money. This is disgusting and in my eyes theft *****

      Like the majority of larger companies they have an online portal where you complete your forms online and upload your documents, which is easy enough.

      But that doesn't then stop you getting emails and phone calls saying you have not completed your forms...and you have x number of outstanding tasks, even though you have completed everything..not a great start.

      The second is don't expect to speak to anyone when you try and call them, and don't expect a phone call back either. If you are lucky enough to get through to someone the answer will be, sorry you will need to speak to your representative to answer that question and guess what they never answer!

      Premier Property Lawyers have added stress into selling a property, due to poor communications.

      Used as part of Purple Bricks, who were great.

      Advice for Purple Bricks, get rid of Premier Property Lawyers and for anyone else , I would highly recommend you do not choose Premier Property Lawyers”

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      30/06/21 - Response by homeless

      So, i'm not the only one. now living in my car as i have not been paid my funds, house purchase can't go ahead and removals has my furniture in storage at extra costs. Completed 3 days ago. PPL are rude and unresponsive. when i did get through, they said "what do you want me to do about it ?" Call bbc watchdog, i'm going to.

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      02/07/21 - Response by Captain

      Absolute shambles of a company, totally dishonest and seem to enjoy making people's lives a misery, refuse to work as quick as other solicitors, holding up 5 transactions in our chain, admitted the day before our removals that they had outstanding issues (all issues completed the previous week) now saying they need another 4 weeks, so far all parties now missed stamp duty relief, all packed and ready to go, my wife and l not working and cannot work until we move (100 miles away) so no income
      Should be struck off and shame on Purple bricks, D B Roberts and any other Estate agents for recommending this sham company just to add to your coffers

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      10/06/21 - Reviewed by Jimmy

      Would not touch them with a barge pole.

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      10/06/21 - Reviewed by M

      If there is a service to avoid Premier Property Lawyers is it. I don’t say this lightly but unfortunately I am correct. Very poor communication, always having to chase them to do anything, always making excuses and passing wrong information to others to cover their failings. Moving home is stressful enough without having to deal with companies such as this.

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      09/06/21 - Reviewed by Abby

      Utter atrocious company and they aren’t even my solicitors! They are taking the absolute monkeys with the sale and are rubbish. Do not go with them otherwise you’ll be stuck in my position where it has been 5 months and there’s no sign of a completion date. If I could choose 0 I would.

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      02/07/21 - Response by Nathan

      Same with me Abby, our solicitor is pretty much on track but these cowboys are proper taking the mick!

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      07/06/21 - Reviewed by bob

      Please please avoid this company at all costs, I was recommended them by an estate agent, this is the most stressful purchase I've ever been through they refuse to answer the phone and will always blame the other side. They have zero customer service as I received several extremely rude emails, never ever again would I use there services!

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      24/05/21 - Reviewed by Avoid At All Costs!!

      Avoid at all costs.

      I have just completed on the sale of our house and the purchase of our new house and I can honestly say that dealing with Premier Property Lawyers has made it the most stressful process of my life.

      Initially, our conveyancer explained that things would take longer than normal due to the COVID pandemic, this I understand and have no issue with, but he seemed disinterested from the outset and was very negative about getting anything done quickly. We went with them anyway due to the purple bricks option to postpone their payment until after sale if you used Premier.

      Throughout the process, we started to notice that things didn’t quite seem right. We were sending numerous emails that weren’t being replied to, if we emailed through two or three questions then on the times he did reply he would only reply to the first question, ignoring the rest. This led to more emails being sent and us getting frustrated.

      This carried on throughout the whole process, it was a horrible, stressful process from start to finish.

      We also found that mistakes were made all the way through, some of these only came to light towards the end causing a delay in exchange. A few of these mistakes are as follows;

      My partner was a first time buyer and had a LISA, I was not and was selling my first house so couldn’t have a LIsA. We told our conveyancer about this right at the start, he did nothing about sorting it. We had to contact the LISA company and start the process of releasing the funds. In the end, we found out that our conveyancer hadn’t even sent off the paperwork and had ignored their emails months ago. We found this out three days before were hoping to complete, leading to some very stressful phone calls and a mad rush to try and get the funds released on time.

      Time and time again I was asked to complete a LISA declaration, the first line of which states “I confirm I am a first time buyer.” Clearly I was not but my conveyancer couldn’t understand that It wasn’t my account...

      When our contracts first came through, the contracts for the new house were in one name instead of both. When we rang to see what had happened we were told we must had done the starter forms wrong, this wasn’t the case and the mistake was solely on their part. We never received any apology. The lady we spoke to on this occasion (our conveyancer was off on leave without mentioning it to us) was very rude and dismissive saying this must be our fault without even looking at the file.

      Enquiries that were sent to our vendors took 6 and a half weeks to come back, and these were simple enquiries. Whilst I appreciate this isn’t our solicitors fault, he only ever chased up the enquiries when we asked him to, never did he email them off his own back.

      In the end, I was in contact with my buyers, and the estate agents that we were buying from. When my solicitor would contact me to say “we are still waiting their replies” I felt like I was giving him more of an update as to what was happening! Our estate agents were a god send in putting pressure on their solicitors and I genuinely feel that if it was left to our solicitor, then god knows when we would have moved.

      Thankful, our solicitor went off a week before we eventually completed and a female called Sabine took over. She was extremely helpful and apologetic for everything that happened, she seemed to genuinely care and she really did get us over the finish line. If we had had her from the outset I feel like this would have been a very different review.

      In the end, we moved in. But this was around 6 weeks later than we wanted. We only found out on the Friday that we were moving on the Monday. Premier were a nightmare to deal with, at times we were ready to pull out because we just didn’t want the stress.

      I will never use Premier Property Lawyers again, they were rude, horrendous customer service and sloppy work. There are so many better firms out there and I would strongly advise you to keep on searching.

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      21/05/21 - Reviewed by paul

      Just completed a purchase with PPL acting for us based on advice from the estate agent. Dreadful service, staff overworked, emails and phone messages not returned. Made what is a stressful process significantly worse and delayed things until the last minute so they could invoke an extra clause to increase the fees despite all parties being ready to exchange earlier. The delay was of their making which was really underhand and unprofessional. If you have an offer on your house from a chain that includes PPL representing a buyer do yourself a huge favour and decline the offer unless you want unnecessary delays and stress. If an estate agent insists you use ‘their’ estate agents stand your ground and say no for your own health and sanity.

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      20/05/21 - Reviewed by no

      since 2 months my case is with them, already lost a 1 buyer because each time I tried to call the conveyancer is not available, unable to leave voicemail, unable to get any advice. Their service is below any expectation. Strongly advice to avoid. Update- 3 days after leaving this review all my sale files has disappeared of their system, discovered after phone call from estate agent. They clearly don't know what they're doing

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      18/05/21 - Reviewed by A Moore

      Terrible law firm. Avoid at all costs. Negligent, unresponsive and lawyers that are completely incompetent. My partner had them stall his property purchase for over 5 months with Lola acting for him who is honestly the worst lawyer we’ve encountered, for them to tell us 5 months into a lease extension that they cannot act for him. Honestly the worst experience. AVOID.

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      18/05/21 - Reviewed by roza

      My daughter is a FTB purchasing a house. Her offer was accepted in december last year and here we are in May no nearer to a completion date. They are not responding to our solicitors emails. Every time we contact our solicitor they say they are chasing the sellers solicitor but not getting any response.
      It has been a really infuriating few months and the problems are still not resolved. A very stressful experience to say the least.
      If you are considering using this company please, please think again and at least read some of the other critical reviews before taking the plunge.

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      23/05/21 - Response by Anonymous

      The best thing we ever did was change Solicitors, we went with these conveyancers initially and after just two weeks I knew it would be awful.....then I read the reviews. Luckily we got out before they cost us any money just a week of stress, nothing compared to what some people on here have gone through. Go with a local Solicitor, we did and thankfully we moved early May, following our offer end January and we did have a few in the chain. It is a busy time with the stamp duty holiday but there is no excuse for this awful service.

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      17/05/21 - Reviewed by C.w

      Would just read all the reviews and avoid this firm we have an empty house no chain cash buyer but yet all these months on this firm just keep losing paperwork so they say just avoid.

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      06/05/21 - Reviewed by Absolute disgrace

      The company was not my choice, but one of Yopa. I was frankly appalled to see the awful reviews received online and given the amount of false starts and interchanging of personnel involved with the sale, plus being in a different country thousands of miles away from the property was an arduous and soul destroying one that Premier Property did absolutely nothing to alleviate. The fact they actually sold the property after many months of personal distress. and disruption to my life and finances comes over as a matter of luck, rather than good judgement. My cat could have shown more involvement in proceedings at many times throughout the exchange. I have reluctantly given one star here in order to make a report at all. The offices of Premier Property would best be served by levelling the building to the ground and constructing more useful like a car park or public convenience which would serve the area far better overall. As I am a gentleman, I will not put into vulgar terms of pejorative how truly I feel about the way this company has conducted its so- called business. You have somehow managed to stain the already sullied reputation of estate agents even further than anybody's wildest and devastated imaginings. In short, I have not been impressed in any remotest measure. I trust this review will be read and I await any response with the keenest anticipation.

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      25/06/21 - Response by Frustrated, retired mother of first time buyer

      I have just been panning through reviews for this company - our daughter is to get the key to her property later today now - & am horrified at your experiences. We have had to jump through all sorts of hoops at the 11th hour with the danger of collapse due to the end of the stamp duty holiday which would affect the 2 others higher in such a small chain. It seems to be a blessing that the person dealing with her purchase was 'ill' by Wednesday so a manager stepped in & hey presto things suddenly moved so quickly it's beyond belief. Property sale/purchase is so stressful anyway without incompetent legal advice. Hope your's sells soon!

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      06/05/21 - Reviewed by Joe

      AVOID AVOID AVOID!!!! I wasn't using them but the buyer of my flat was. The entire process ended up taking 8 months due to their sheer incompetence and inability to understand the urgency of matters. The onward purchase of my house was very nearly derailed thanks to them. Point blank refused to reply to emails from my solicitors for several weeks and when they did they lied about having not received anything from them (I know exactly when they received the information as my solicitor cc'ed me in to all emails to them). Certainly don't appoint them and think very carefully before accepting an offer from a buyer that has instructed them. I will be selling another house in the next few months and will be refusing offers from any potential buyer that has PPL anywhere in the chain. Disgraceful firm. No other professional I dealt with had a single good word to say about them. I'm guessing they're cheap but whatever deal they offer you, it isn't worth it trust me!!!

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      04/05/21 - Reviewed by JMoney

      Awful service. Currently still trapped in the buying/selling process with them after 5 months. They are terrible, constantly changing who you are dealing with, they do not respond to calls & e-mails, and when they do, you go round in circles. They really do not care. Have complained to Purplebricks who recommended we use them. God they are just awful, so unprofessional, we are on the point of pulling out of the process and giving up due to the stress they cause by their inefficiency and don’t care attitude. Do your research and only use them at your peril ????

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      27/04/21 - Reviewed by Sally

      We are purchasing a holiday let through Strike who put us onto this firm for a quote as its supposed to be easier. What a mistake , 5 weeks in they realise they cant carry out conveyancing for holiday let ?? I wish I had got an independent quote which we obviously have now and it was cheaper and more efficient . We were gullible as we haven't bought or sold property for many years but have wasted so much time .
      Not impressed and certainly wouldn't use again .

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      27/04/21 - Reviewed by AVOID AT ALL COSTS

      I implore anyone unwise enough to consider using these clowns to think again.the staggering incompetence of this firm beggars belief,their appalling service dragging out a simple conveyencing job for 9 long and painful months put my family through mental torture,avoiding contact,not returning calls,no empathy with clients,charging huge fees for mismanaging the business.frankly they do not deserve one star,I would give them no stars if I could.do yourself a favour-look elsewhere!

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      12/04/21 - Reviewed by Stylvens

      This is the worst service by far.
      Always missing appointments and when you finally manage to get in touch with them they wouldn’t know what was the scheduled meeting about.
      Not proactive, not helpful and simply do not support their client once you have made your first payment.
      They are the specialist and you would expect them to do their checking review and update you as your case progresses. All my deadlines have been missed so far. Although being told that all the documents have been provided I am asked for new document on a weekly basis.
      They ask information from the sellers solicitors and when these are received do not checked them and update them late adding more delay to the process.
      This absence of professionalism is not acceptable.
      And I am always reminded of the load of work - to this I say this is none of my business. I shouldn’t suffer of your success. If you have too much work employ more people. But I suggest employing more competent people preferably not as rude.
      My honest advice is to stay away from these crooks.

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      05/04/21 - Reviewed by Terrible

      Absolutely terrible service we made our offer in October 2020 and in April 2021 we are still waiting to move. The issue is purely with Premier Property, no sense of priority or responsibility: everyone I know in the industry hates them.

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      19/03/21 - Reviewed by anon

      The worst experience of my life. Anyone selling through purple bricks do not go here. Amateur, poor service, drag things out, complete unnecessary enquiries, change lawyers every five minutes, dont reply to emails or phone calls
      Wish I could leave 0 stars as 1 is too many

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      01/04/21 - Response by Meredith

      Interesting that you don't want to put you own name to this review. That tells me everything I need to know about the validity of this review.

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      27/04/21 - Response by Nina Pritchard

      Why would anyone waste their time finding this review section? Me and my family have just spent the worst 9 months of our lives dealing with these people. It was like conversing with robots. No empathy or compassion considering my son ( a first time buyer) was stressed to the limit. Deadlines were missed due to their sheer incompetence. I have read most of the reviews here and recognise all the complaints as we as a family have suffered most of the issues presented here. These are genuine reviews. I can't believe these so called lawyers are still in business. DDWe are taking further action

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      25/06/21 - Response by Frustrated, retired mother of first time buyer

      Like you we are pretty sure to be taking this further by contacting the legal services ombudsman. I am, however, hestitant to publish my 'proper' name while we deal with the last step + getting daughter & possessions from 3 different locations into the property. Additional charges seem to have been mooted at the last minute but the stress has been devastating & she feels to have aged 10 years in recent weeks. We sincerely hope to have her re-imbursed for some of the original sum at least!

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      12/03/21 - Reviewed by Yasmin

      This company is to be avoided at all costs. Our buyer has used them to purchase our house and because of them we've been held up for an additional 3 months.
      They do not respond to emails or phonecalls. When you do call them you're on hold for at least 40 minutes.
      Absolutely incompetent. I wish I knew about these reviews before accepting an offer from someone using them. Never again will I get involved with a chain that has this company attached to them.

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      28/02/21 - Reviewed by Slawomir K

      I am very happy, professional service, great contact. I really recommend PREMIER PROPERTY LAYWERS

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      20/03/21 - Response by Imran

      obvious this is reviewed in house
      they are rubbish

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      01/04/21 - Response by Meredith

      Or you work for the competition

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      09/05/21 - Response by Steve Sansome

      Were you drunk, propositioned or insane to give this bunch of charlatans a positive review?

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      17/02/21 - Reviewed by AVOID

      We are not even using this firm, but we've definitely been effected by their inefficiency. Our buyers are using them and thanks to PPL, everyone's move in the chain has been seriously delayed. Concerning that they are still allowed to operate and take clients, given their insincerity, carelessness and downright ignorance. I'd advise anyone against using this firm, or even selling their property to someone who is their client - vile company.

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      01/04/21 - Response by Meredith

      Interesting that you haven't dealt with them and yet are blaming them. They've been brilliant for me. We've used them to buy, sell and buy again. Very thorough

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      06/05/21 - Response by Anonymous

      Ok how much are they paying you to give a good review, they are rubbish, we are still trying to move with them slowing everything down by constantly re-asking for information sent to them, they refused to believe a completion sign off from the council, we were given a date to move but they hadn't bothered to get money from our buyers so we are still waiting after organising removal van and had to send it away which has cost us money, they just said no to releasing funds to buy our house, we are now just hoping our first time buyers don't pull out of the sale. They are a rubbish company who should not be allowed to operate

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      08/02/21 - Reviewed by Curtis

      Avoid these guys like the plague, they dont answer the phone, dont respond to emails. Don't deal with things in a timely manner. We nearly lost our house because of the incompetence of them. Go elsewhere, use a real solicitor.

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      01/02/21 - Reviewed by Sarah

      It is such a pity that stars cannot be negative because if we could leave a minus three stars we would!
      Our experience was nothing short of dreadful, in fact it was calamitous!
      We were introduce to this shambles of a company by Hunters and we rue the day we agreed to use them.
      All information was supplied to them as requested in good time. Some information was lost and resubmitted.
      Our first conveyancer was incompetent to say the least, we are convinced that at one "telephone meeting" he was half asleep! He left the business but nobody told us! We only found out because our conveyancers name changed on the online portal that they use.
      The simply don't care and they are so reactive, it really a case of "oh, we forgot to do that, we better as the client."
      We sold a house to a buyer. No upward chain, no downward chain... One house, one buyer. How long do you think it took to sell?
      a) Six weeks
      b) 16 weeks
      c) Nearly six months

      Yep, you guessed it, the answer was C. And it would probably have been longer if we hadn't made a nuisance of ourselves.

      Costs? Not too much less than a high street solicitor. We have learned our lesson, you get what you pay for! Stay away folks - if you value your sanity!

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      27/02/21 - Response by Anonymous

      This is like someone has written my, almost exact, experience!! I had to stop for a second and think that I hadn't done it one sleepless night!
      I really wish I had read this page before and saved myself a lot of time and grief. I wasn't sure that in a time where we could not go to lawyers offices and meet face-to-face anyway, whether it would have made a difference - but would definitely opt for a more personal and customer facing service in the future! Heed the warning!
      I hope you are enjoying your property now and that PPL become a thing of distant nightmares

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      01/02/21 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Absolutely useless from start to finish. Couldn't chase up documents on time, failed to communicate and my case was bounced around their team like they were playing "pass the parcel" - don't waste your time and just go elsewhere

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      29/01/21 - Reviewed by Jenny

      Premier property lawyers dealt with my house sale and onward purchase. They were brilliant from start to finish. They kept me up to date with weekly updates and emailed in between. Always contactable and really had that personal service. Brilliant!

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      11/01/21 - Reviewed by Derek Martin

      Poor poor service, slow lethargic and almost impossible to get through to your personal conveyancer. If you spoke to someone else and asked them to get the conveyancer to call you back, this rarely happened. Rather spoilt the whole house buying experience. Not the cheapest of services either and would passionately not recommend this to others.

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      22/12/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Expensive and bad level of service. Avoid at all costs

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      22/12/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Don’t use absolutely awful treatment from start to finish

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      18/12/20 - Reviewed by Stephen Davies

      Used these clown when selling my Mother's house. My buyers are using them now to buy my house. Worst company I have ever experienced.

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      14/12/20 - Reviewed by Ian Cavanagh

      Appealing. A catalogue of expensive errors, delay after lengthy delay, incompetence and senseless decision making. I complained and eventually, at seven weeks after everyone else was ready to complete, they said they couldn’t complete the purchase and left us high and dry needing to find a new solicitor. AVOID AT ALL COSTS

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      13/12/20 - Reviewed by Lewis

      I don't even know where to start... My buyers are using PPL and we have been set up 2pm in the afternoon of said completion date still no word from a solicitor at PPL but a lovely (read that with sarcasm) lady who works there informs us that they don't even have the deposit, nor have they asked the buyer for it, let alone requested release of funds. This is after my house is loaded in a removal van and sat outside my new house, who is also loaded and sat outside their new house.
      We still haven't actually heard from the solicitor looking after the case and my estate agent is the one now having to tell my buyers what to do in regards to exchanging.

      Absolute jokers end to end, how are they even on the recommended lists for mortgage companies???

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      10/12/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Super bad service and inconsistent, things aren't being done. If you call the solicitor it goes to just anybody, even when i talk to my own solicitor he doesn't seem like he knows his stuff. They are super late on responding in general. I would never use them.

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      08/12/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Horrendous. Don't even entertain this firm for any legal work!

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      07/12/20 - Reviewed by Christopher Griffin

      3 months after Sale STC, we are still waiting for a Completion Date. The Date we wanted was today (7/12/2020) but with Premier Property Lawyers it's always tomorrow or maybe the day/week/month after. Gradually working our way through their Conveyancing (?) team -now on our 3rd conveyancer who - we are told - is a Deputy Manager. Case Activity (?) page records over 160 emails/phone calls between the interested parties! We are being treated with barely-disguised contempt by this outfit and PPLs' attitude has caused my wife to be quite poorly. Today, nothing has moved on the Case Activity page. I have contacted the CLC and Purple Bricks and this is on-going situation. Does this company not know how bad their reputation is fast becoming? We have a new home to go to and PPL are aware of this but they just do not care for their clients.

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      09/12/20 - Response by Nigel

      Totally empathise: Try this matey. Also - i dont like to promote it but - twitter
      https://myhomemoveconveyancing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Complaints-Procedure-V14-260220.pdf

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      07/12/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Awful awful company. Absolutely ruined our home buying process. 5 months later still no completion. Our remortgage offer ran out is has taken PPL so long. No one rings you back, requests to speak to managers go unanswered. Complete shambles. They weren't the cheapest company, GO ELSEWHERE FOR A HASSLE FREE MOVE

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      07/12/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      As a first buyer, I had a terrible experience with PPL, as they were delaying the whole process. The sellers were ready to exchange weeks ago, and they keep checking documents and asking the same questions again and again. As a result, the sellers have lost their new house to buy.

      They usually take 3 days to check an email, and they never reply, you just see the updates on the online portal. If you are lucky, your conveyancer will answer the phone, if not, any other solicitor will randomly reply to your queries as they are not familiar with the case.

      Imran Ali has been extremely rude with my Advisor and myself in several occasions, and we've never received one apology or an ounce of sympathy throughout the process.

      Stay away from them if you want to buy your house on time.

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      03/12/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      They're quite simply not up to standard. Eway is a good platform in general and I liked how I could upload things online easily and see all the documents in one place. However, that's really where the positives end.

      Early November we were asked by our solicitor if we could exchange on the 16th. We said yes. 2 days later, they told us they hadn't checked our source of funds yet and were missing some documents to evidence some of the sources. Quite incredible they left doing this until the very last minute - simply unfathomable incompetence. Why let a process go to a few days before exchange before even checking the buyer has the funds etc? I uploaded all my bank statements in August and presumed they'd done it.
      Anyway, I gave them what they wanted immediately and didn;t think too much of it as it doesn't take long to look at a few statements.

      After waiting around, I chased them up and they told me on the 27th it had been done and they'll let us know when to send the deposit shortly. Didn't hear anything, and now on the 3rd of December turns out they hadn't finished and are going back to do another basic thing that should have been done in August when they were first appointed.

      The worst thing about all this is the lack of clarity and communication. They don't explain anything properly and when you ask politely, you're given a short response that they'll contact when there's news. They will not contact you pro-actively at any point - only when they want something or you ask them. This means you can go weeks on end worrying what's happening, your estate agent calling you wondering what's happening and the whole chain in limbo, looking at you as the reason, but you can't give them anything to quash any worries. Forget about calling - I have tried several times and never got through. There's a complete lack of customer service in everything they do and no urgency at all.

      The big issue appears to be that the company is essentially a call centre with a few solicitors at the top, but most of the staff are office workers. This means if anything is even slightly out the ordinary with the process they have to go to their manager, wait to sign things off, send things to different teams, wait on that, etc etc. I've never been confident I'm always communicating with the conveyancer assigned to us - the emails they send are often of different fonts which would seem odd coming from the same person. This means what should be basic processes take much longer than they would with other solicitors.

      I'm sure some people with incredibly basic transactions will get away with using them ok and think it was great. But for most of us they'll simply make your experience incredibly frustrating and show very little care for their clients. Use at your own risk.

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      02/12/20 - Reviewed by James

      We are trying to sell our property and our buyers are using PPL. The entire chain wanted to complete before Christmas however that is now now going to happen.

      PPL keep sending question after question, always by post! We’ve asked nicely, firmly and recently demanded that they stop and reply by email, but they never do. It’s always post which takes 4-5 days to reach our solicitor.

      Where do I start.. they sent 10 questions asking for information, statements and breakdowns from our management company fees. Our solicitor provided all that information back in October but their response was ‘it’s not our job to read all documents, we just need our questions answered’. I was thoroughly angry at that comment!

      Second, they sent now on 4 occasions the same two questions. One asking to get written confirmation from our builder (back in 2011) about the deed of covenants. We told them, our solicitor told them, the estate agents told them it wasn’t required. PPL insisted and wouldn’t budge without it. We finally spoke to the builder who confirmed what we’d all been saying for months. PPL are useless!

      Third, we have an estate rent charge and PPL are demanding a deed of variation. We’ve offered them an indemnity which all lenders accept, PPL are refusing to accept it. We told them to speak to the lender and ask for confirmation that they won’t take it. PPL lied to us about asking them. I know this for a fact, as we spoke to them on the phone on Monday, they then sent a LETTER back which was dated on the Monday. Considering they post everything, there is no way they spoke to the lender.

      We asked our buyer to speak to his broker, who spoke to the bank who confirmed that an indemnity WAS acceptable. PPL are refusing to accept it. We are now forced to start a deed or variation which will takes weeks of delay, or chain in now near collapse, I’m trying everything I can to keep it together.

      So say I’m angry at PPL is a understatement. They are the very worst. I literally can not think of anything more painful than dealing with PPL!

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      07/12/20 - Response by Anonymous

      I agree, they are a complete disgrace. I’ve been waiting on an exchange date on my one bed flat for 26 weeks now. 26 weeks! They ask the same questions again and again, their knowledge of the legal aspects is almost zero. My buyer is fed up with them and won’t call them again and they are the client!!

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      01/12/20 - Reviewed by Viv J

      Couldn't recommend more highly. We used Premier Property Lawyers for a re-mortgage and have never had such a hassle-free re-mortgage experience. No unnecessary steps or delays and the online portal is fantastic for keeping you updated on progress and when you have an action to complete. We had funds due to us upon completion, which were received the same day (early in the morning too). They were very competitive on cost too! Will definitely use in future.

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      01/12/20 - Reviewed by Tola

      The WORST experience in my entire life.. please AVOID at all cost. No communication, unable to reach my Conveyancer, did not get Basic information, kept demanding more money. Horrible service... never again and i will advice everyone i know to avoid like a plague!!!!! My transaction failed in the end and i am left without a property now... disgrace

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      30/11/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      I can only repeat the many, many other negative reviews of this company. A very simple cash purchase with no onward chains is now heading into a fifth month without any end in sight. PPL take no responsibility and instead just drag things on and on interminably through lack of communication, lack of urgency and general incompetence. Further costs are continually added - now over £1000 more than the original quote.

      Do not use this company at any costs.

      Agents/Purplebricks etc please review your partnerships and stop recommending this company as their terrible service reflects badly on the entire house-buying process.

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      02/12/20 - Response by Anonymous

      Sorry to say I’m in the same position and circumstances as you, except I’m 7 month in! I hope yours doesn’t last this long. 175 x 1* reviews says it all really!

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      You have my sympathy.

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      27/11/20 - Reviewed by Sue and bob

      Professional, good communication speedy service.

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      27/11/20 - Reviewed by Rachel Sanders

      I would definately recommend Premier Property Lawyers as they are very professional, with no hidden costs and excellent service. Everything was dealt with promptly and there was always someone, if not our own conveyancer, always available if we had any questions.

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      25/11/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous


      We are using PPL to sell our house and purchase. The purchase has now been a nightmare, we were expecting to move in October, and it is now nearly December. The same enquiries have been going back and forth between them and the vendors solicitors since September. PPL hardly ever contact us, we are forever chasing, and at one stage got told, by our PPL representative, to leave them alone so she could get on with her job. We keep getting told it is down as of the utmost urgency, But cannot seem to see where the urgency has been taken seriously. This has been and is still, one of the most stressful experiences I have ever dealt with, and this is largely down to PPL. Would not recommend to anyone!

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      24/11/20 - Reviewed by Pep

      Service was very good - was kept informed along the way. Portal is great as it allows me to see updates at any point.
      Rizwan was professional and addressed all queries along the way. Also kept in regular contact.
      I found that we tackled many things directly over the phone to minimise delays. If Rizwan wasn’t available then the staff had enough knowledge on my case to beable to keep me informed. No idea how price compares as I just went with my estate agent recommendation . This also meant that my agent had an interest in progress and would also be in touch with PPL.
      I was the seller and sale concluded this month.

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      20/11/20 - Reviewed by Kieran kirk

      If I could give them no stars I would absolutely shocking unprofessional we are buying a house through purple bricks and these guys were appointed and shocking is not the word they do not communicate to each other and have really nearly ruined our purchase we will be going to the law society about this experience.!!!!!

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      20/11/20 - Reviewed by Catherine

      An appalling service from PPL. Unfortunately my experience matches so many others on this site. Communication was dreadful, unreliable and rude. The conveyancer did not turn up to pre-arranged telephone appts and did not respond to my emails other than with defensiveness. Initially they did ask good questions of the vendor's solicitors but these were not followed up and the responses not given to me. They would tell me they had uploaded documents to the portal but these did not appear. In the end I pulled out of the sales process and didn't even receive a response to my email, I was simply denied access to the portal. It is a cheap company but I only spent £400 more to receive a much better service from Countrywide Conveyancing. Please pay the extra and go to them instead!

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      18/11/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Absolutely useless company! Only contact is when I phone to chase things up, obstacles constantly arising but when asked they cannot provide me with said proof. There is no chain, so should straight forward. 14 weeks in and I am no closer to exchange! Stay clear of this company!!!

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      18/11/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Very bad communication, long delays, mistakes which resulted in extra charges, definitely WOULD NOT recommend

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      12/11/20 - Reviewed by Fenman 38

      This company were engaged in July to arrange the sale of our property which we were advised would take up to 12 weeks . As we begin week 18, the completion date remains unknown.
      Throughout this period I have found communications with Premier to be difficult and devoid of meaningful information as I find myself speaking to a different person each time. The senior conveyancer is never available to give a realistic appraisal, and I can never be certain just where the sale process stands. Keeping their clients fully informed is unfortunately not a high priority with this company, and I could not recommend their woeful service.

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      02/12/20 - Response by Anonymous

      I hope you have managed to get an exchange, I took an offer in June and my buyers were offered this shower as their conveyancing solicitors. I’ve still not exchanged and it’s largely their fault. I’ll be seeking advice from the appropriate authorities when my nightmare is over.

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      11/11/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      OMG please please please stay clear of these horrific lot.
      It is almost a year from my completion date. These so called convayancers did not register my boundaries correctly with the land registry, sent me no paperworkk till august this year. I had an email from Sarah Evans conveyancer in Feb 20 asking me to confirm my boundaries she did nothing. In my complaint response they noted she was trying to seek help within the firm but then forgot to get it. Human error and all my fault because they are online conveyancers and I should be checking. What the hell are they charging for.
      Have now escalated to the legal ombudsman. Idea being it allows me to build a case for court after the ombudsman who more often than not do very little

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      10/11/20 - Reviewed by JAY

      Useless - do not waste your time

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      09/11/20 - Reviewed by Ava

      Honestly, do yourself a favour, all these bad reviews are true. Good luck trying to speak to the same person twice, there is no direct email nor phone number for your conveyancer. Doesn't that say it all?

      When you do get through you get fed lies that you then have to go away and disprove: about what they are waiting on, about information they've (supposedly) received, documents they are missing. When it clearly isn't the case, they are buying time since there's no one actually working on your case. Greedy, taking on far too many cases that they can't fulfil.

      It's a bit like speaking to a bot on live chat, in the sense that any question you ask gets a pre scripted response, that answers a completely different question to the one you asked.

      Oh and the added bonus is the price, you'll get a wonderful surprise with that one, if this firm didn't push you close enough to the cliff edge already.

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      09/11/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Dreadful. Just so bad. So incompetent. Uncontactable. Basically the same experience as most others on this review site. Don't trust the reviews on other sites. They have delayed our imple purchase to the point where we should've left and found new solicitors months ago. It is disgraceful that they can treat people's lives in this way.

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      06/11/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Do not go near thIs company. In a small chain, instructed in July and only just completing. Delay, delay delay are their tactics. Completed this morning after months of chasing. Still no sign of funds in my bank. Called and they said "if you do not receive the funds today give us a call on monday"!!!! ITS MY MONEY!! Do not touch them even if Purple Bricks recommend. Keep well away.

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      06/11/20 - Reviewed by cobb

      I have found this firm to be very unprofessional. Our buyers are using them to purchase our property and I can only say that they have caused untold stress and delays that are now causing the sale to be put in jeopardy. Their service level for their clients is non existent. They do not get back to them and after 14 weeks of conveyancing for the past six days our buyer does not know what position his purchase is in and for the past six working days he has been told that the file is with a senior conveyancer for sign off which makes you wonder who has been dealing with it for the past 12 weeks? There is absolutely no chain and should be a simple process. Unless you have a simple house purchase of a freehold property this company does not have the expertise to deal with anything that has more complexity with regards to a purchase. We have now got to the point after thinking for the past three weeks that we are ready to exchange that the file is still to be signed off with absolutely no regard for a time frame or any further information of when if at all this is going to be done. I have never ever experienced such an awful company and between oursleves and our purchaser we really are both at our wits end with understanding how and why a company in such a profession can treat their clients this way. Please if you are considering or have been recommended this firm, please read all reviews from other sites too. You should really beaware that they totally disregard their clients needs and make the whole process so difficult that it now looks like our sale after 3 months looks like it will fall through, totally down to this firm and their lack of knowledge and service.

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      04/11/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Shockingly incompetent!!!!! Was told mid August we were in a position where we were ready to exchange, 10 weeks down the line and we have still not exchanged. My property is holding up the chain and they don't seem to take any responsibility for this. Managers there won't take calls. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY

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      03/11/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Acting for the vendors on our purchase. Our solicitor and the vendors keep chasing them by email, neither can make contact by phone and our whole transaction is at a standstill until someone at Premier decides to start doing their job. Nightmare. Avoid.

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      02/11/20 - Reviewed by R Bird

      A terrible service for a straightforward sale with no chain and a cash buyer. Two months in and still no contracts issued. I keep being asked for further documentation that could have been requested at the outset. It is costing a fortune in registered post costs and I really can't see the point of the on-line dashboard and uploading facility if you still need to send in the originals. Was directed here through PurpleBricks. My advice is, pay upfront for PurpleBricks and find your own local solicitor. My advice to PurpleBricks; find another company because this one is damaging your business.

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      02/11/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Avoid these clowns, there is a reason they rely on estate agent referrals from the likes of purple bricks and yopa.
      This company is currently holding up a chain which is ready to complete and has been for several weeks. They do not care about theor clients.
      No idea how they are award winning unless it was an award for the worst conveyancer.....
      One star is one too many, they don't even respond to other conveyancers which is concerning :(

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      30/10/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Absolutely disgraceful. I don't even know where to start but this firm should be avoided at all costs!!!. They are incompetent, unprofessional and non-contactable. It has made the sale and purchase a complete nightmare and really stressful process from end to end. They messed up our exchange and completion on both our sale and purchase and there were weeks of delays to exchange. We didnt get our money once we completed on our sale and 4 months down the line they failed to meet our completion date. We sat there waiting for a call on completion day and heard nothing and then it turned out there was an issue. They blamed everyone else but themselves and as a result we ended up being homeless and taken in by family. A really upsetting end to what should have been an exciting house move. We still haven't completed because they filled in a form wrong.
      Please please please do not use this firm!!!

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      30/10/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Completely shocking, expected to complete in August, now looking like November with no set plans. Painfully slow, rude staff, they just do not care at all. Would avoid at all costs.

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      23/10/20 - Reviewed by Tom

      This firm are slow and unprofessional. Dont reply to email and have cost someone a purchase due to terrible case management. Avoid at all cost. Especially if you want a quick sale/purchase.

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      20/10/20 - Reviewed by MR ANGRY

      This business is probably owned by 3 families all with interests in food businesses and all the cash yes CASH is sent overseas to fund a lot of families.

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      13/10/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Poor , slow and lethargic. I have worked with few conveyancing firms in last few years and found Premier Property worst among all. I purchased one property and also used them for a remortgage on one of my property. They were disappointing on both occasions. Please advise and use your local firm.

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      11/10/20 - Reviewed by SAndra Daniels

      Fantastic service from start to finish. Responsive support from good legal team. Highly recommended

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      24/11/20 - Response by Anonymous

      I take it you actually work for this company they are shocking

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      Bullshit

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      09/10/20 - Reviewed by Adam Strudwick

      The service was appalling, rubbish communication, so pathetically slow it cost me a small fortune in their continuous delays. Then they completed without receiving the full monies and didn't even know. Mind blowing incompetence. AVOID and use your local conveyance firm.

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      09/10/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Firstly, this bunch need basic training in customer service. They are neither proactive or reactive, they just take ages to answer queries, ignore your requests/instructions and have made our sale a very stressful process. To say we are disappointed is an understatement. Three months into a straightforward sale and we are still chasing for an exchange, whilst our buyers are repeatedly asking to exchange!
      If you have to pay a little bit more for a genuine solicitor, do it for the sake of your sanity.

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      02/10/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Imagine spending an absolute fortune going to universities and be absolute useless because it’s what they are in this company.

      They take forever to do anything and when you think that is almost over, well there is always something else wrong.

      I just hoped people with google the company before requesting their services because if they did, well they would be shut by now.

      STATE AGENTS STOP RECOMMENDING PPL

      Ps: my English ain’t great but I bet you that I could do a better job at being a solicitor than PPL.

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      30/09/20 - Reviewed by Jamie Swinnerton

      This service should me a -5 gutted to even have to click 1 star as it’s far away from it
      To be honest I don’t actually know where to start, the service which started in March has been nothing but an absolute joke, fed lie after lie, to be asked for more money to move things forward to be now in October and still no completion.
      The attitude of the solicitors is disgusting, they don’t rush doing anything I have had to email them constantly to chase things getting done, due to covid was there excuse most of the time hence why everything was meant to be done via email but the changed and wanted post.

      Service has been shocking from the start I would NOT recommend these to anyone wanting to buy or sell a house they have taken the joy of buying our forever home away from us through stress of them sat at home doing nothing...

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      16/10/20 - Response by Derek

      Completely agree on all points
      We started June and still waiting for a result!

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      Agreed, I started in June and was supposed to have exchanged by now on the simplest chain ever, their knowledge of legal matters is worse than mine, and I don’t work in law!

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      28/09/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Diabolical service from start. Would not recommend. 1 star is still too generous. Their reviews on their web pages are totally false and a complete misrepresentation.

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      28/09/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Just sat on queries regarding my purchase which they still cannot resolve...leading me to pull out of my purchase which is now potentially putting my sale of my house in jepardy.
      Avoid avoid at all costs.

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      27/09/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Doesn't even deserve a star, our estate agent have even stopped recommending this firm as they are abysmal. Extremely rude and incompetent and has caused nothing but stress for 6 months. Wish we had done our research before using this company, please beware!!

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      23/09/20 - Reviewed by Mr T

      Charged around £180 for a remortgage, not bad you are probably thinking. I would say so too if they actually provided anything close to a good service. Worst 'lawyers' I have ever come across, if you have the choice, do not use. It took 3 months to complete a remortgage and there managing of what documents were needed, ID, etc, was laughable at best. Avoid.

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      18/09/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Used them for a purchase - no problems at all, couldn't fault.

      However, to cut a very long story short - we sold our house at the start of June 2020 and made the mistake of using PPL as recommended by Purple Bricks. It's now mid-September and they are still unable to tell us when a likely completion date is with our would be buyers. I could easily write chapter and verse about lack of communication, slow response times, the vague-ness of any reply you do receive, your designated conveyancer never being at the end of the phone... pretty much echoing every other 1star review on this site. The 1 star I have given is purely to recognise the work done for our purchase. The coverage of our sale has been appalling.

      Genuinely, this isn't a moan for the sake of it. If you're reading this and contemplating using PPL, do yourself a favour and find someone else. Please.

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      18/09/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      I was unlucky enough to reach out to Premier Property Lawyers for the purchase of new home. It was nothing sort of a nightmare from the very start to the very end. This review could quite lengthy but in order not to waste any further time on this conveyancing firm, here is what went wrong:

      1. They didn't keep me informed on key communication that took place between themselves and the vendor;
      2. They inadequately explained the meaning of a number of documents provided by the vendor e.g. indemnity insurance, guarantees and a few more.
      3. With the exception of 2 times, I was unable to speak to my conveyancer to ask few simple questions regarding some of the documents received.
      4. The online platform that they have to upload documents doesnt actually work and when I asked why I couldnt see certain documents they didnt have an explanation for it.
      5. They took nearly 5 months to complete the whole process. [Note: There were no complications through the process whatsoever.]

      Concluding, I would never recommend these conveyancers to anyone - not even as a measure of last resort.

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      17/09/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      I used Premier Property Lawyers for a simple reportage of a property I already owned outright and it took over ten weeks to be completed.

      On the plus side they have a good online system for uploading documents and keeping track of progress, however that is really the only positive and I think they rely on this system too much.

      I tried to contact my conveyancer directly multiple times and not once was she available, in fact I only spoke to my actual conveyancer once throughout the whole process.

      They waited for eight weeks to request documents which took over a week to find and this could have been done at the start to avoid the delay.

      We had and issue with the freeholder trying to charge a fee of £300 which wasn’t applicable as there was a specific clause in the lease terms and conditions but the staff at Premier Properties tried to tell me that it was valid and I would have to pay it. It was only when I made a formal complaint that they acknowledged that the fee wasn’t valid and I shouldn’t have to pay it which I didn’t. So if I hadn’t read my lease and complained I would have been charged and extra £300. They were aware of the clause in the terms but didn’t highlight it to me.

      Additional transfer fees were added to my account incorrectly so again I challenged them and was told they would be removed. Two weeks later they hadn’t been removed so I again challenged them and was initially told they were correct but they weren’t.

      I definitely wouldn’t recommend Premier Property Lawyers and I certainly wouldn’t use them again.

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      16/09/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      What an absolute shambles! Zero contact after about a month into the Conveyancing process. Our buyers are using Premier Property Lawyers as well (I assumed we had to use them because the sale was with Purple Bricks). So far the process has taken 14 weeks, nobody calls us for an update, they don't respond to emails, and when they are out of office nobody seems to pick things up in their absence! I have never had a company so shambolic in my entire life. Pay a bit more money and go with a decent company! Don't do it to yourself, you don't need more stress when you are moving house.

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      09/09/20 - Reviewed by Mr L

      Do not go near them!

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      03/09/20 - Reviewed by Mal L

      The service my daughter has received for nearly 2 years now whilst trying to sell her house is dreadful, these folks have really bad reviews on most sights.
      I really do not think they give or take any care at what they do or who they hurt , my daughter is now looking at their buyers pulling out and she has no chain , men have been to the moon and back it that span of time , as others have said on here , they are rude , never answer the phone or report back any news that your waiting for . And i suppose they want their cash at the end of it all if they actually sell or buy your house for you.They really should be ashamed of themselves.there are enough folks wanting justice for all the stress .Should we all club together report them to the Law society and get them in court, we may finally get them to close and stop more misery for more people.
      My daughter and her husband ,like so many of you are going round the twist with this firm, panic attacks , loss of apitite , stress. and more.
      So do your selves a favour and stay well clear, take no notice of good reviews the bad do really out number the good.you have been warned.
      This firm needs investigating quickly before they do any more damage to peoples health.
      Had to post 1 star ,,, not!,rubbish

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      03/09/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Diabolical. Has been a nightmare from start and I'd like to say finish but 5 months in on a simple remortgage still no completion. Response times are appalling and overall customer support doesn't exist. Don't jeopardise you house purchase/sale by using this totally unprofessional outfit.

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      02/09/20 - Reviewed by L Barat

      Appalling service, rude, inefficient & riddled with basic errors. Cost us thousands of pounds as they didn’t communicate key facts & failed to proactively manage the case at all. “Lawyer” dealing with the case was so rude every time we spoke to her (Courtney Fife) we were shocked. Nobody seemed to care about our concerns & managers also didn’t call back as promised. They made multiple mistakes through the process & added unnecessary delay to this straightforward transaction by their ineptitude. Also kept amending their costs in their favour with no explanation at all. Avoid using premier property lawyers from my home conveyancing as the service they provide is likely to cause nothing but stress. Shockingly awful

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      01/09/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Charged more than double the quote and the service is the worst part. They lie and will not contact you at all. To say I feel worthless for something I pay for is an understatement. I would not recommend to my worst enemy.

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      26/08/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Extremely poor DO NOT USE. Frequent miscommunication, mixed messages regarding documents required, during completion process my money held up due to their miscalculations. Extremely stressful to be involved with. They should be ashamed of themselves.

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      26/08/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Appalling service. Other party was due to exchange early last week when PPL realised they hadn’t done their client identity checks. They then requested the info they should have asked for at the start of the transaction which was sent to them 6 days ago. Everyone is still waiting for them. Please, anyone reading this, pass on this and do not ever recommend that people use them

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      21/08/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Firstly PPL lost our file and tried to blame the developers, saying they never received it. The developers provided evidence they did send our file and now PPL’s story has changed - they apparently did receive the file but something was missing. This delayed our purchase by 5 months. Not sure why they never responded to the developer to ask for the missing information in that time. No apology and they still won’t accept blame. We’re still waiting to move in now.. We’ve had no guidance on what to expect/what’s outstanding and it just seems to be one delay after another. However PPL always pass the blame to someone else, it’s never their fault and they’ve not apologised or expressed empathy once. We’ve been told now that we need to resign all of our paperwork however it has been 4 days since they informed us of this and they still haven’t posted the paperwork to us. We tried to complain but all we got was a rude email in response and refusal to accept any responsibility. Avoid this company at all costs.

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      20/08/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Horrible service. DONOT use them at all. They have no sense of urgency. They would not respond to inquiries on time and causing delays. If you want good communication and efficiency, go elsewhere.

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      19/08/20 - Reviewed by Hannah

      These 'lawyers' / 'solicitors' probably need to change industry or go back to university and read up on their chosen field. Any questions they have asked have been redundant to the purchasing of the leasehold. These questions have been repeated so many times the sellers solicitors have had to question whether they understand what they are dealing with which you'd assume to be embarrassing for them. When they do have all information they require I still don't think they actually understand what to do with it though and become completely unresponsive while 'it's under review' for the next week. Would avoid at all costs and it's a shame to have ever used the company.

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      12/08/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Awful service! Eway / Premier Property Lawyers / Hunters Estate Agents should be ashamed of their incompetence! Nothing 'premier' about them!! DO NOT USE!

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      17/08/20 - Response by Anonymous

      PPL are nothing short than an utter disgrace. The reviews on TrustPilot are 100% fake and left by family members of the employees.

      PPL do not give a damn if you complete or not and will go out of their way to slow the chain down, leading to an eventual collapse of chain.

      They are unqualified, unresponsive and incompetent. They take days just to respond to the most simple request and refuse to read emails within 48 hours.

      Please never, ever use this company unless you want the most stressful experience imaginable.

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      19/11/20 - Response by Simon P

      I tried to leave a Trust Pilot review - not a good one I hasten to add - and Jason at PPL made Trust Pilot remove it. PPL are at the start of our property chain and we are all how 2 weeks beyond the original proposed completion dates and still yet to exchange and they refuse to give anyone in the chain timescales and have childishly just told everyone They refuse to discuss dates until they are ready. It’s beyond shocking as they are going to case the collapse of a 7 house property chain through their incompetence

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      11/08/20 - Reviewed by Lee Saunby

      If you value your sanity, AVOID.
      It would be easier & probably quicker to do a night class in conveyancing & do it yourself.
      They constantly blame other parties, if its not the buyer, its the seller, or the bank.
      Anthony Stephenson was inexperienced & it showed. After 5 months & many, many complaints, they internally replaced him.
      I have found Matthew Forrester to be very rude, unprofessional & extremely unhelpful. He has no concept I'm a paying customer.
      I have the simplest chain of all time, I'm now looking at a 6 month time frame, which is wholly unacceptable in anyone's eyes.

      We found out the first moving date had fell through at 1:30pm the day before. They just didn't feel the need to let me know any sooner.
      2 weeks spent living out of bags & boxes later & here we are again on a Thursday pleading desperately if we are moving tomorrow or not???

      AVOID at all costs.

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      05/08/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Avoid this company like the plague. The business is so disorganised and they seem to not care one bit that this is the most stressful thing a person can do in their lifetime.
      ALWAYS CHECK YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENT - mine was incorrect FOUR times having requested to have it corrected and then receiving exactly the same statement back. I am still outstanding funds that have highlighted to them in the past need changing, but am yet to receive a response from Sabina Mohammed who I was dealing with.


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      25/07/20 - Reviewed by SJ

      We initially instructed Premier Property Lawyers on the sale of our purchase back in October and were allocated Rob Whittle. Whilst acting on our behalf Rob didn't seem to know the answers to - or be prepared to research - some of the questions that we raised to him, he came across as very passive throughout our dealings and we ended up having to find out and research a lot of things ourselves that we would have expected to fall within his role.

      One of the main issues that we faced was the need for indemnity insurance for an extension on the property we were selling. Rob was extremely unhelpful and even when presented with a quote from a company that were happy to provide cover, didn't pass information of this cover on to our buyer. After a painful few weeks getting nowhere with Rob, we contacted our buyer ourselves who appeared to be equally annoyed with the lack of communication from our solicitor. We were informed that her solicitor had made several requests for information/documents from Rob, many of which had gone unanswered.

      With our Buyer pulling out due to information not being provided, we only found out a week later when we contacted our buyer directly. Rob at no point passed this information on to us.

      With a new buyer found for our property and a new solicitor; Josh, handling the case, he was then furloughed. Whilst we completely understand the difficulties that COVID 19 has placed on businesses, when Josh was furloughed with our sale/purchase so close to completion, there was again no communication to advise that he had been furloughed and no other advisor taking ownership of our file.

      We were having to make contact daily to find out what was happening with the case and what was needed from us. Every time I called there had been an update and at no point were these being passed on without us being the ones to make contact and ask for it. Again, we were having to be in direct contact with the buyer ourselves in order to know what was happening with the sale of our property.Seemingly, you were not making contact on the side of our purchase either as we were having constant messages from our seller asking us for updates.

      Given how much we paid them to handle the cases, it seems absolutely ridiculous how much of the communication we had to do for ourselves.

      With the exception of Josh, communication from the team has been absolutely unacceptable throughout our sale and purchase - contributing to us not only losing our first buyer but also almost losing the house we were buying and now being £2000 out of pocket for funds not returned to us.

      After raising a complaint, we did get £250 compensation but it definitely doesn't make up for the 8 months of headaches caused by the company.

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      22/07/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Suffice it to say avoid them like the plague. Part of a huge group. They do everything at a snail's pace and charge a fortune for it. One excuse for not exchanging at 3pm in the afternoon was 'Sorry we have a couple of bank statements still to check so will have to wait until tomorrow.' If you want good ciommunication and efficiency, go elsewhere.

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      02/07/20 - Reviewed by kc

      Not even worth that one star. Got fed up with being lied to and fobbed off! Totally incompetent from start to finish. They told us 4 times we were to exchange contracts only to find they had not got everything in place. Kept asking us for more forms to be signed and more info. Oh and once they lost an important document - it had been put in the wrong place, and then they kept asking me for documents they already had. Each time this added at least another week on proceeding. Bank statements are required within a 3 month date range. Well guess what! They took so long we had to send new ones! Once we had completed,we had to wait 5 days for our money!!!!!!! If you do use these, keep phoning them and ask them to e mail you details of your conversation. Get everything in writing. You will know when they lie as the email does not arrive. Then you ring again! Avoid at all costs!

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      25/06/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Dreadful service behind glitzy front end. Emails from a conveyancer who did not exist in reality, use outsourced services that do not integrate into their systems. Never reply to emails and are disorganised. Do not use.

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      09/06/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Incompetent idiots, never use this company. Not sure that they are actually legally qualified, looking forward to suing them.

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      09/06/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      My sale has been stuck in its current situation for nearly two months. When I have asked why things are not proceeding, the response I have received is that the estate agents and the sellers solicitor has not responded to emails about the draft contracts. On eWay, I have seen that correspondence has been exchanged by the estate agent and my solicitor, making this claim false with regards to the estate agent.

      My conveyancer, at no point, has indicated that she has attempted to communicate with the seller's solicitor via phone or email (no exchange of email is shown on eWay), leading to me having to get in touch with the seller directly to see what the situation is. The seller (who is also using the same firm) has informed me that she has uploaded all required documents, but says that her solicitor is yet to receive a sales memorandum.

      I explained this to my conveyancer and her team via email, but no action was taken. This issue, in fact, has not even been acknowledged to date. This led to me having to contact the estate agent myself who confirmed that the seller's solicitor had received the memorandum. I then sent two emails requesting that my conveyancer get in touch with the seller's solicitor as a matter of urgency. These emails were acknowledged through eWay but went ignored.

      This situation has caused significant delay to the conveyancing process in addition to myself and the seller having to chase different parties, which we pay our conveyancers to do. In addition to this, the seller has completed the purchase of a property (bought after selling this property) which could be put at risk the longer these delays go on.

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      02/06/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Do not go near these solicitors is my advice. They have taken 6 months to do the conveyancing of the sale of my daughters house which my solicitor did in 6 weeks when she bought it. They are totally useless, asking numerous questions which 3 other solicitors say are irrelevant. They have caused nothing but emotional and financial stress

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      28/05/20 - Reviewed by Joseph Douce

      AVOID you will never speak to the same person twice, that's if they even bother to reply. 3 days to read an email meaning a simple exchange of information takes over 2 weeks. That's under normal circumstances, Corona has had them increase to 8 days. So if your buyer/sellers solicitor emails them it won't even get looked at for 8 days, then if there's an issue and they reply the same day 8 more before they even read the response leading to long delays. Joke of a company.

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      27/05/20 - Reviewed by Ben

      There is nothing premier about these clowns. Avoid if you can.
      They acted on behalf of our buyer in the sale of our flat and took their time over everything. Not to be meticulous of clear, but it seemed to deliberately slow down the process so they could justify their charges to our buyer (their client). Our solicitor would send emails, and they would reply by post! They took longer than needed over replies which led to around 14 days delay in the sale going through.
      I suspect the complexities of shared ownership were difficult for them, so if you have anything other than s straight sale or purchase I'd avoid and look elsewhere. Your local high street solicitor will do a better job and be more personal with it.

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      07/03/21 - Response by Nt

      Did you complete your sale with shared ownership?

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      20/05/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      They really are an awful solicitor. Incredibly slow, impossible to get hold of, always promise to return phone calls which they don't, they just cause unnecessary strain and stress on an already stressful situation such as moving. To top off the poor service, they've kept hold of our money which was due back to us after completion, waiting nearly 2 months and again the same treatment of unreturned calls/ e-mails etc. They're also trying to silence bad reviews on other sites by reporting them so they're taken offline, I'm so sick and tired of having the deal with this company and their utter incompetence.

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      15/05/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      i thought they were good until they started asking me ..to prove who i was to get my own funds !!!!! adding stress to an already stressful situation

      asking me question relating to bank accounts ..and when i opened them

      do not use ..find better solicitors

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      02/04/20 - Reviewed by Andrew

      Do not use unless you enjoy stress,despite purchasing vacant property with buyer&seller using premier,we are no closer to completion 20 weeks on ,and no competition in sight but plenty of excuses

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      02/04/20 - Reviewed by Andrew Drummond

      Service was good until property completed. Towards the end they sent a notice to HMRC saying we should pay 350k in stamp tax instead of 7.5k. We received bill for 350k. I told lawyer and he said he would send a letter to correct it. According to HMRC, this letter had a, different address on it. HMRC writes to lawyer for clarification. Clarification never comes. So we get another bill for 7.5k although we obviously paid this on completion. We much distressed, contact the lawyers several times (during corona crisis admittedly) but their responses are brief and thry basically say accounts cant provide proof we paid because it was such a long time ago (2017). In the end we go to HMRC directly who tell me this sorry tale. I woukd love to hear PPLs side to thr story but they habe not responded. Best conclusion i can make to date is thay the thought of a former client receiving unjust bill for 7.5k due to their error does not concern them enough to generate a professional response.

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      26/03/20 - Reviewed by Adam Morrell

      By far the worst legal firm I have ever had to deal with in my life - poor communication, never reply to calls or emails. Staff are just rude - say they will take a message and pass it on. but never do - call and call and call, email and email and email - if i could give Zero i would

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      17/03/20 - Reviewed by pramod kedia

      have done remortgage with them they are really good I will recommend every one ....

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      15/03/20 - Reviewed by Wendy

      Terrible already wrote a negative review on trust pilot we sold our house in October it is now March and their is still no sign of moving
      No updates what so ever
      Useless only thing they can remember to send me is the financial draft at this stage over and over again
      Don’t do it keep away you never get a moving date , house simple and purple bricks use them don’t use them keep away from all of them shocking service

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      11/06/20 - Response by Anonymous

      Our chain collapsed in the end mainly due to the so called ppl
      I’ve sold again but never again would I go near ppl I’m using a certified solicitor not a pretend one ,I have to found another house through lost the one we wanted,please don’t use the stress is unbearable when using these ,I know solicitor can be slow but these take the mick

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      18/08/20 - Response by wendy and paul briggs

      this chain collapsed in June due to ppl diy Conveyancing,I have sold again but lost my dream home
      I would never use this company again
      What made me laugh a month after it collapsed they had cheek to remind me my mortgage offer was running out and they was applying for a mortgage redemption to check the balance to pay ,I phoned them up and asked them do they know our chain collapsed he said so,I had the pleasure of telling them I have brought another and wouldn’t be using pretend Conveyancing again,then they had cheek to refund me 12.90
      If I hear the words ppl my heart starts racing ,start sweating,it’s moments of my life I never want to remember,please don’t use their pricing are all wrong they start cheap but extra charges all add up and in fact it’s more expensive,that is one thing they are good at sending financial drafts out
      You have been warned

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      27/02/20 - Reviewed by in disbelief

      I was using PPL for the purchase of a property - recommended by the estate agents (Connells) as 'their' conveyancers, so using them would smooth the process - how wrong they were.
      I have been involved in the sale/purchase of 3 properties and I (and friends/colleagues I have talked to) have never experienced such an appalling service. Communication was terrible with most emails not being answered until the 2nd or 3rd attempt or usually after a phone call. Communication via their "Case Dashboard" was uninformative - frequently a notification received that there were 'new actions' required, when it was a previous document being uploaded again with no changes - eg the same, unchanged plan for my property was uploaded 4 times. There was never confirmation of actions taken (eg I had to ask many times if they had received/accepted proof of ID or proof of funds - the answer often being 'it appears not' - meaning it had to re-done - how I would have know these things other than at the 11th hour - presumably meaning a rush - I don't know.) I was moved between 3 different conveyancers who never introduced themselves or confirmed they were now my main point of contact. Documents were lost - over a 3-4 month period 5 important signed documents (eg the contract twice) were lost and had to be printed, signed and resent. Buying/selling a house is never straightforward - but with PPL I felt that the process took 50% longer than it would normally, not to mention the many hours I had to put into making the sale go through that I had never experienced before - it's stressful enough without having to chase YOUR solicitor at every step! Most definitely not recommended.

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      27/02/20 - Reviewed by Dan Farrall

      Aviod Avoid Avoid...

      Absoultely hopeless, communication is appauling and incredibly slow at doing anything!
      Went with them as they were reccomended by from London & Country. As it was a simple remortage with equity loan I figured there wasn't much to go wrong, however until questioned they started the complete wrong process in remortaging my house which would have left me with a 40k bill at the end. On top of that In nearly 3 months we made 0 progress.

      Dropped them and went with a local solicitor in the end and had a far better experience!

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      25/02/20 - Reviewed by Katie Beal

      Great company - I would advise anyone unsure of this company to check Trustpilot, as it seems alot of people have had different experiences. Daniel Kirui was always pleasant, helpful and informative. If I couldn't speak to anyone on the phone, my email was always responded to and having access to the eWay account online kept me up to date with what was happening. I would definitely recommend this company & would use again in future.

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      24/02/20 - Reviewed by CJM

      I was involved in a 4 house 5 party chain. The party selling house 2 and buying house 3 used Premier Property Lawyers as they were recommended to them by the agent that sold their home.

      The early stages of the move seemed to be going to plan and my solicitor was advised the lower chain was just waiting on us. Premier Property Lawyers then began asking for things that weren’t required. This stalled things by about 2 months. Premier Property Lawyers then confirmed they were happy with all enquiries and put forward suggested exchange and completion dates. This is when the real glitch was highlighted.

      Premier Property Lawyers had been quite a nightmare for my solicitor certain items being sent to them on 7 occasions. As we approached our exchange/completion dates it became apparent that Premier Property Lawyers hadn’t began dealing with the sale of their client’s house, this information was let out by the managing agent on a leasehold managed estate that confirmed that Premier Property Lawyers didn’t contact them regarding the sale enquiries until 4 months after the other solicitors in the chain. This caused the chain to collapse.

      This company is recommended to customers of a number of online estate agents. Advice to anyone selling would be to avoid selling to anyone who will be using these. The whole set-up is just a giant Conveyancing factory and the experience I’ve had, although they weren’t acting on my behalf is that the practice they use should be outlawed as it quite simply doesn’t work.

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      20/02/20 - Reviewed by Gerald

      Took 9 months to complete on a newish property that was empty ...how difficult can that be?? Promised a quick completion and put my stuff in storage and moved in with a friend when I was advised same day exchange & completion was imminent...big mistake! PPL suddenly stopped communicating and didn’t provide final documentation at last minute. There was a small (straight forward) issue which should have been picked up at the outset, and for months they refused to answer calls from seller and their agents as well as my solicitors. Couldn’t escalate to higher authority; I threatened to pull out more than once - but nothing worked - very frustrating and unprofessional. My solicitors finally talked them through what they needed to do in the end - obvious lack of knowledge and experience. I reluctantly held out as prices had meanwhile gone up and I had already paid all my legal fees. It also cost me a lot of money for temporary accommodation for 7 months and storage costs and seller obviously was out of pocket having to keep covering bills, mortgage etc while these so called 'lawyers' dragged their feet. I'm amazed looking at the poor feedback on various forums that they are still operating. Would never buy a property again if the seller uses PPL and would certainly not recommend them. My advice - read the reviews and feedback and spend a little more on professional solicitors/conveyancers.

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      20/02/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Absolutely awful experience from start to finish. They hide behind a fancy website but the reality is the individuals dealing with your case are far from committed to seeing it across the line. They very rarely respond on anything and when they do it's never it relation to the question you've asked. They've mishandled paperwork, continuously asking for the same information or getting you to sign forms you've already signed. It's ridiculous. Every time they receive a correspondent or letter from the sellers solicitor it takes them over a week to read and respond. By far the worst service I've used. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

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      20/02/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      I am absolutely terrified. These people are being used by our first time buyers and they are already holding up exchange. I keep praying our first time buyers go to another solicitor. Terrified we wont get a deposit or completion monies. They raise stupid enquiries to hold things up as not qualified. I was a paralegal for years and these people are stressing me out.

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      18/02/20 - Reviewed by Anon

      Shocking, involved in our chain and are incompetent and would NEVER recommend?

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      18/02/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Absolutely shocking! These people have absolutely no idea what they are doing when it comes to assisting with the sale of a property. We are in a chain and first time buyers have used this company. They have had absolutely no support what so ever. PPL are incapable of helping someone that has never been through this process before. It has taken us 5 days just to exchange. The whole process has been incredibly stressful and considering they were at the beginning of the chain they were the least organised. They did not tell the buyers to send the deposit over at which point it then took FOUR DAYS to get the funds in the correct place. They then had the incorrect date of completion on the paperwork which held us up. They also failed to tell their client they needed to authorise exchange. Absolutely shocking!!

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      15/02/20 - Reviewed by N/A

      AVOID They forgot to apply for our first time buyers bonus and lost us £3k

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      14/02/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Shocking, Had to chase and chase with no responses, did not keep us up to date, no communication and did not respond to emails or call back when requested. Avoid this firm. Had to use this company following selling with purple bricks, they are generally rude and useless!!

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      13/02/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Our sellers have been using them and they are a complete nightmare. Please don't use if you actually want to buy/sell a property.

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      12/02/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Do not use, 4 months trying to sell my house. I still haven't a clue what's happening. Totally useless. This has been the worse 4 months of my life.

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      11/02/20 - Reviewed by Frustrated customer

      Unfortunately there isn’t a lower score than one star. Terrible to deal with. Can’t function with a chain free simple completion. I have changed 3 solicitors within premier lawyer as they were not professional and once I escalated anything was hand over to someone else. They were unable to do basic checks and Can’t even answer to any enquiries. Missed constant enquiries from other solicitors and telling all done for our end!!

      Please do yourself a favour and avoid them like Corona Virus

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      10/02/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Agree with all the negative reviews. An absolute shambles from the start. A house cash buy with know chains had taken nearly 4 months due to their incompetence and total lack of communication. Do not use this company.

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      06/02/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Totally agree with all the negative reviews. We have these muppets selling our house and Purchasing our new house.
      We sold our house on the 3rd December 2019, we also purchased new house around this time. We are now in February with no move date or a clue as to when.
      Total lack of communication and mistakes at every turn! I am so stressed with it all and wish I’d never gone with PPL, only reason we did is because our estate agent suggested it would be quicker and better for us, complete lie. This was Hunters estate agents, with using Hunters conveyancing, who are actually PPL so angry and will be seeking compensation when all over :(

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      27/01/20 - Reviewed by Roxanne Woolner

      I initially left a very positive review of PPL in the very early stages of our engagement. It is myself and partners first time buying a house and the online service seemed great, so much was happening in the first week or so and everything was efficient. I had the initial phone call and a follow up call to update me was scheduled for one week later.

      One week later came, I booked a 30 minute window away from my desk at work only to never receive the call. When I called PPL to query nobody could see that I was due a call and said my conveyancer was off and that was why nobody has called. I understood this and was not too disgruntled, though I expected a call upon my convenyancers return and never got one.

      Since then, our service has gone downhill dramatically. We are not given updates, we are on our 2nd conveyancer (nobody advised of the change or why) - I noticed it myself on the dashboard and when queried was told it was because my new conveyancer was more senior.

      I have called a few times for updates now and my conveyancer(s) (past and present) are never available but one of the team is always happy to help. They open my file and then can't tell me much of anything and say they will get my conveyancer to call me; which never happens.

      The most recent update I requested, again, convenyancer not available so spoke with someone else who said they could see I had made an initial payment which I had, back at the beginning of November and we are now at the end of January! They then said that the hold up was with my estate agents solicitors as they were waiting for paperwork. I asked what they were waiting for so I could speak with the EA and hurry them along, they said they were waiting for the plan. I told them that they have the plan to which they said they do not. I said there was a plan attached to page 4 of the memorandum of sale to which they said yes, but we need to know what it is you are buying. Again, I told them they have this on P4 of the MOS. Eventually, after a lot of back and forth, they must have looked on their records and they then had the plan in front of them, we went through it together and they said "oh, you're buying ALL of that?" to which I responded yes. They then mentioned further fees due to the plot we were purchasing (we are NOT impressed as it has been known all along what we are purchasing!) and said my conveyancer would contact me.

      You guessed it, the conveyancer DID NOT CONTACT ME. I've instead had an email from the EA to say PPL have finally instructed searches - it's nice how they can update EA but not myself who is paying them.

      I've today had a text, that has probably been the icing on the cake, to say our mortgage offer has been received, is being checked and that the paperwork will be with us shortly. We received our mortgage offer weeks ago and have had the paperwork to compliment ever since!

      In summary, we are not impressed with the service we are paying for, we feel like we will never complete on our dream home and we would never, ever use nor recommend PPL to anybody whatsoever!

      Extremely disappointed.

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      06/02/20 - Response by Anonymous

      Totally agree with all the negative reviews. We have these muppets selling our house and Purchasing our new house.
      We sold our house on the 3rd December 2019, we also purchased new house around this time. We are now in February with no move date or a clue as to when.
      Total lack of communication and mistakes at every turn! I am so stressed with it all and wish I’d never gone with PPL, only reason we did is because our estate agent suggested it would be quicker and better for us, complete lie. This was Hunters estate agents, with using Hunters conveyancing, who are actually PPL so angry and will be seeking compensation when all over :(

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      22/01/20 - Reviewed by Claire

      I used PPL to sell a property in August 2019 and my experience was terrible. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone and I would prefer to award zero stars.

      When you appoint PPL they will assign you a case handler - and you have no say over who you get. I got the impression that my guy was neither qualified nor experienced in conveyancing and this cost me more than £1000 in expenses I need not have occurred. When the buyers' side made demands, he was unable to offer any expertise or guidance on how best to handle them. English was obviously his second language - he was difficult to understand and I don't think he understood me either.

      The online tool is just a gimmick: it doesn't really help matters, in fact, I found it very frustrating.

      Some months later I sold another property using a traditional high street solicitor, and that experience really highlighted how terrible PPL had been. PPL position their service as cheap, but actually most firms now offer fixed-fee conveyancing, so using this online outfit doesn't save you anything. When you're handling a sale as important as this, my advice would be to choose a professional firm where you can speak to the conveyancer before appointing them.

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      16/01/20 - Reviewed by Mark

      I used Premier through Purple Bricks and they were dreadful. Promised weekly updates and forgot, the case was probate with us buying and the seller using different Premier teams but it was a farce the way it was handled. My Premier solicitor could not get information out of the sellers premier solicitor. So unprofessional given we were instructing and paying for it. Got fed up of complaining to Purple Bricks who equally did not care.....they soon did when we pulled out after 16 weeks of getting nowhere. Avoid like the plague and get a good local solicitor, we have done this now and completing in 8 weeks.

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      15/01/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Our buyer is using PPL. We have attempted to exchange contracts 4 times:

      1st attempt after 3 months our buyer hadn't got his mortgage offer. PPL should have been raising this with their client but hadn't.
      2nd attempt after 4 months PPL hadn't got our buyers ID sorted
      3rd attempt it turns out our buyers property they are selling is in fact their mums and the money to buy our property a gift. PPL hadn't raised this with their client until exchange day.
      4th attempt, it turns out our buyers deposit is a gift and PPL haven't advised thier client on the process of proving the origin of the financial gift.

      This is second time we have had a buyer use PPL, the first time we still hadn't completed at 4.30 on the day of completion because PPL had put the wrong account numbers on the required forms for completion. That sale took 8 months because of a continuous string of incompetence from PPL.

      They are horrific and it is likely they will be the cause of our current chain collapsing. DO NOT ACCEPT A BUYER WHO IS GOING TO USE THEM. You will be subjected to months of stress, anxiety and worry. They never communicate to the rest of the chain and only raise issues on the day of exchange. They should not be allowed to operate and are a disgrace.

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      24/01/20 - Response by Ian

      UPDATE - Just attempted the 5th attempt to exchange today and that's failed - PPL informed the mortgage lender of the wrong exchange date (they informed the buyers mortgage lender that today was the completion date - not the exchange). They knew 2 weeks ago we would be exchanging today, our buyer has paid them their deposit, only to be informed we can't exchange because PPL have to return the mortgage funds to our buyers mortgage lender before they can release the contract. Our solicitor has been trying to advise them that they can still exchange but PPL won't have it.

      The level of incompetence is becoming hard to process mentally.

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      14/01/20 - Reviewed by J Wang

      No one seems looking through the whole case,keep asking one documents after another,every time will take them at least three weeks came back to you ,only found out they have over looked something and asking for more information,two times set the completion date and twice have to be cancelled.After five months frustration I have to change to a different solicitor and it only took four weeks to exchanged the contract.it is the first time I gave a such negative review on anyone.just because I would not like other people go through the stresses I have been . Awful.

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      12/01/20 - Reviewed by Rachel

      Useless, process took 6 months l was never kept up to date and was constantly chasing, We did most of the work ourselves as they would do the bare minimum. Our conveyancer was rude and clearly inexperienced and the manager wasn't any better, made the whole process more stressful - would NOT recommend!

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      08/01/20 - Reviewed by Nedim

      6 weeks after completion date I just had to cancel the sale. PPL solicitor was not answering the calls, e-mails, neither the buyer or agents could reach the solicitor for weeks even after completion date. My guess is at PPL there are no supervising of very unprofessional solicitors, as this one and probably very afraid of maths when it comes to dealing with funds. Run away from PPL and save your time and money.

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      07/01/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      I've dealt with 5 solicitors, and these were by far the worst. A few issues we've had with them:
      - They have policies that force them to go through certain steps even when nobody (buyer/seller) want them. This caused 2 months delays in our sale
      - Rather than asking at the start what they need, they drip feed requests - this almost caused the whole chain to fall through
      - The exchange was missed because they came up with a new request 3 days *after* the planned exchange date. When challenged by the other solicitor, they took 1 week to check with their "technical team" that their own request was indeed useless
      - We scheduled a new exchange date, and they didn't respond to the other solicitor's emails, missing the new date. Only too late they said they were waiting for funds to clear
      - After missing the exchange date twice, they came up with another exchange date, and when one member of the chain said it didn't work for them, they threatened to make the whole chain fall through if exchange didn't happen on the date decided by them. The reason for this is still unclear.
      - Finally, on the completion date, they requested their client the wrong amount of money, so even the completion date was almost missed because of their mistakes

      I hope to never have to deal with them again as this was a nightmare for all parties involved.

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      05/01/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous


      Extremely poor communication from solicitors. Whenever try to speak to them they are not available. I put my offer in in September 2019 and had it accepted. It is now January 2020 and contracts still haven't been exchanged. The seller has not received any deposit or monies from me as yet due to outstanding enquiries from my solicitor which still go unanswered

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      25/12/19 - Reviewed by Helen

      Totally diabolical. Have nearly had a breakdown trying to sort everything and could still lose house. Lazy, rude, incompetent, unprofessional and shouldn’t be allowed to trade.

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      24/12/19 - Reviewed by Paul

      Used this firm to buy my first property. Reception staff I must say were very polite. The Conveyancing team were not good. No communication skills what so ever. Nearly made me lose my property as they took too long to do anything. When you send emails to them they can never find them? too much time was wasted. does not seem the company cares which is a great shame.

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      19/12/19 - Reviewed by J

      Always speak to someone’s assistant, never your actual conveyancer. You have to chase ALL THE TIME, they never ever get back to you. No urgency, lack of professionalism. The e-way system they use as online portal is just comical. May as well enter your details into the microwave, you’d probably get further. Caused us significant amounts of stress. NEVER again. House sale and purchase fell through 3 times as a result of their poor service. AVOID

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      16/12/19 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Solicitor was professional throughout however had to keep chasing for updates, didn't seem to be any urgency to sellers solicitor. Took 6 months till I got the keys. Did did not complete twice when it was supposed to due to outstanding enquiries. Very stressful for myself as had to keep postponing deliveries and mess work around.

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      16/12/19 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Poor overall

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      16/12/19 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Shocking !!

      Been told different moving dates every two minutes living in a house with no furniture due to it being in storage ready to move and a week before Christmas the move has now been put back again for the 3rd time until after new year terrible service !!

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      16/12/19 - Reviewed by Andy cassidy

      Absolute crap you might as well as use the window cleaner to do the conveyance at least he is transparent and gets the job done these are at the start of a chain of wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole

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      20/12/19 - Response by Anonymous

      Worst service ever agree with every review they should be shut down. The lie and are dishonest and am talking from personal experience

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      16/12/19 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Would not use them again.
      Get told different completion dates every week.
      They are sometimes rude on the phone also sounding miserable.
      I rang them to ask for an update and they just said yeah we chased the seller however didn't even ask for my name, what property I'm buying or any other personal information..

      The quotes change as well, so the quote you get given may likely change to a higher price.

      The E portal I did like though which is why I 2 starred the company.

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      11/12/19 - Reviewed by Phil

      Sadly I have to give one star. At the end of my tether with Premier Property Laywers. Was forced to use them linked to a Purple Bricks sale.
      No urgency , no updates, something that should have been straight forward is taking an inordinate amount of time. We're relaying on people up and down the chain to tell us when there are actions outstanding as they are far more reliable.

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      11/12/19 - Reviewed by Angry.com

      Absolutely horrific company. Don’t know how they dare call themselves solicitors. Lazy, incompetent, rude and ignorant. Do not use.

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      28/11/19 - Reviewed by Annoyed

      Utterly incompetent and totally igorant of legal conveyancig processes.
      They don't even check paperwork until last minute! Then they use the longest, most convoluted process available to find a solution.
      End result - multiple delays costing everyone in a chain time and money. Even their own customers mortgage deal ran out before completion! This was totally avoidable if they had done their job properly and professionally.
      They ripped off and screwed over their own customers and everyone in the chain.

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      23/11/19 - Reviewed by Annoymus

      I have given one star as I cant give none. Our purchasers are using this complete and utter incompetent shambolic shower of ........
      We accepted an offer on our property at the end of July - my purchaser is still waiting for this lot to get the local search back, now near the end of November. The house which we are purchasing has been put back on the market due to a lack of progress and still there is no sign of having an exchange date, let alone a moving date. One of the estate agents involved in our tiny chain (first time buyer - our purchaser - us to empty house) has this last week had to explain to them what a chain is and how this affects everyone!!!!! They have no compassion or understanding of the undue stress that their incompetence and lack of urgency is creating. Who will pay our legal bill if this all falls through, because the house we want to buy is sold to someone else, whilst this lot drag their feet and show no concern.
      It would appear that this is mainly run by call centre staff who have no idea what they are doing, don't respond to emails or phone calls and when they do you are never sure that what you are being told is the truth.
      These are the conveyancing company that Purplebricks tie you into when you sell with them, otherwise you have to pay for the privilege of not using this outfit, not sure how that fits with monopolies. My advice if you want to sell your house use someone local and pay the money to get out of having to use this bunch, of muppets. You pay peanuts you get monkeys!!!

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      25/11/19 - Response by Anonymous

      I am having a very similar experience!

      Every week there is another reason for delay, not that they tell you about it. It is our seller who is using them, they accepted our offer back in June, we are still yet to exchange.

      Avoid like the plague.

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      15/11/19 - Reviewed by Alexandra McGuffog

      Would recommend for conveyancing. They were recommended to me by a friend. An app is used to keep you up to date. You can upload things like planning permission. Very straightforward. Reasonable cost. Would recommend

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      15/11/19 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      So slow, uninformative, and generally a bit useless! Wish we'd gone elsewhere

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      08/11/19 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Absolutely shocking firm. My cousin used them just over a year ago selling his mothers house and he lost the first buyer because of them and nearly lost a second one because of their incompetence.
      We are selling my Mum's house and unfortunately her buyer is using this lot. The move is meant to happen on Monday and last night they decide to tell us they don't know whether or not the mortgage funds have been lodged into their account. They never return phone calls or emails. Estate agents that take commissions for recommending this shower should be ashamed of themselves. They got one star because you have to give them one. I wouldn't give them any.

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      29/10/19 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Devastatingly poor service and will never recommend to anyone. They didn't have a case for me to begin with but only after contacting my broker again, did they build one. It took around 8 weeks for the entire process to be complete which is a complete joke. In that time, we racked up a bill of £15 per day interest. Communication was equally as poor - very frustrating to be emailed to say "Ring urgently to pay" and then the person not be able to pick up. After 8 weeks of terrible service, we were presented a final bill of £1.2k that needed to be settled which was not communicated to us in the slightest. We had to make up for this shortfall from our own pockets. Honestly, the whole process from start to finish was a complete shambles. Will no doubt be using a different service. Shout out to the CEO - sort your company out mate because the service you provide is byond poor.

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      29/10/19 - Reviewed by Rosalba

      I'm not using them, but my buyer is. They are inefficient, obstructive and so bad at keeping her updated that my solicitor and I have agreed that I should forward all his emails (to me) over to her, just to keep her in the loop. I thought about using a cut-price conveyancer for my sale, but because I spend a lot of time away from home, I decided on a local solicitor with local knowledge.

      I would strongly advise anyone else to do likewise!

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      28/10/19 - Reviewed by Dan

      In 17 weeks since I accepted an offer they have failed to exchange contracts with a first time buyer for my empty property.
      How hard can it be? They just asked the same questions from the buyer I answered 4 weeks and last week already now I'm blocked from logging in.

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      23/10/19 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Terrible, i can't begin to explain how incompetent these people are.

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      22/10/19 - Reviewed by Theresa

      Unfortunately my buyer is using this cowboy outfit. Please see the below examples of how poorly this operation works.

      My own solicitors responses sent 10.10.19 took until 18.10.19 to be acknowledged. The only reason that my solicitors responses were eventually responded to was because my buyer complained?!

      We are now waiting for a further response. The team who could help were not answering their phones this afternoon?

      I have never encountered a company like it and never want to again.

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      17/10/19 - Reviewed by Rankin

      Absolutely the most incompetent company we have ever had the displeasure to deal with
      Even when you do their poor review at the eve they reply immediately as if they are taking your complaints seriously but they don’t respond it’s just to make it look like they are bothered on the site AVOID At All COST

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      12/10/19 - Reviewed by Chris

      They are cheap but there is a reason for that, would t recommend

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      04/10/19 - Reviewed by Charlie

      They dropped our case for no valid reason after wasting our time for 4 weeks and almost lost the sale of the property we really loved because of their incompetence.
      They were also sitting on the important document which they claimed they never received. Stay away from this company and go to a proper solicitor which you can pick up the phone and contact when you need to.

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      30/09/19 - Reviewed by Hayley Wilson

      The service that I've received from Premier Property Lawyers has been appalling, as of writing despite the sale of the house completing over 7 days ago they still continue to sit on the monies due to me (earning interest from my money) and have made no attempt whatsoever to contact me. Despite chasing them constantly every day, and being assured that monies were being transferred 'by the close of play that day' - as of writing this review and once again given assured promises that monies would be transferred by BACS payment, as it was in their 'Accounts Department' today nothing has been submitted. The service I've received has been appalling, and I would not recommend using this company.

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      24/09/19 - Reviewed by Harpal

      Awful. Steer clear. 5 months later and still waiting for sale to go through. They just don't do anything. Never call, you have to ring them. Then find out they haven't done anything and you need to tell them what to do next. It's like they've never sold a house before. After 5 months they've finally checked my ID (should have been the first thing they did) and have now decided I need to send certified ID. Theoretically I have to pay another solicitor to tell these solicitors that I am who I say I am. It's completely bizarre. Communication non existent, everything slow, don't seem to do anything off their own back or understand the concept of dealing with potential issues before they arise. Genuinely the worst service I've ever received from any company, not just solicitors.

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      12/09/19 - Reviewed by Ami Blackburn

      Really bad service - would not recommend. Expect to be spoken to rudely and lied to about the status of your case

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      12/09/19 - Reviewed by Jane and Jeff

      The service was priced competitively, was efficient, there was good communication and our queries were always answered. Would recommend to others and use this firm again.

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      09/09/19 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Would not recommend. Initial paperwork seemed to go through quickly but then very slow and lack of communication up to Exchange and then Completion. Were left tin the dark worrying about what was happening and if all the funds would be processed and ready for Completion. Only knew what was going on thanks to our estate agent and multiple calls and emails, almost daily trying to get the information we required - which took a lot of time on our behalf, and added a lot of stress to an already stressful time.

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      08/09/19 - Reviewed by D&J

      What an appalling company, both buyer & seller used PPL so you would hope it would speed things up, particularly as there was no chain. Nope! Lack of communication between both sides, no one seemed to pick up a phone, preferring to wait 4/5 days for an email response ..rude staff, inspite of promising to return calls...nothing. Making what is a stressful experience already (ie moving house) just absolutely ridiculously painful and exhausting! Lost paperwork. I.D having to be confirmed over and over again even had to pay another solicitor to verify my I.D despite showing passport, bank statements and utility bills. Original solicitor went “missing “ had to start again with another conveyancer who was downright rude. NEVER AGAIN AVOID AT ALL COSTS DO NOT USE THEM BE WARNED

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      15/08/19 - Reviewed by Alex Murdoch

      You can’t put 0 so 1/5 will do. Diabolical all round.

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      14/08/19 - Reviewed by Sarah

      Just avoid at all costs
      Incompetence is what runs through this company.
      If you are dealt with by the Quinton team, run a mile.
      Taking over 5 months for a non chain sale.
      They have bought me down me stress and anxiety!!
      Days to reply to important emails.
      Offered a pathetic £200 off fees... shows they knew how rubbish they have been!!
      Just do yourself a favour and go elsewhere - trust me

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      29/05/17 - Reviewed by Graham

      The conveyancing requirement only was for a cash purchase of a 5 bedroom detached house with no chain, no mortgage and no survey. It could not be simpler! Communications with PPL were very poor, at times it was difficult to understand them ... when you could get through to the person 'supposedly' dealing with it. Indications of actions agreed had to be chased to be done more than once before done. The PPL on-line system was a bit tedious (I printed off 42 pages) at the start of use, but it was not properly used and followed by their staff. I will not use PPL again and regrettably have just declined using Your Move for a sale, as they tend to use them.

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      13/08/18 - Response by Anonymous

      I have had the same issue with this company - I struggle to understand how they are still allowed to practice given the incompetency they operate with. Absolutely shambles. I wish there was some authority we could complain about this company to.

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      06/09/18 - Response by Anonymous

      You can, there is an ombudsman who regulate these people, just google it, I will be when I have the energy as they have just lost us our sale, a chain of 5 houses down to their incompetance
      You should also look at the Council for Licensed Conveyancers and complain there too, I will be, typical cover their arse attitude, no sorry, no apologies whatsoever nothing... utterly disgraceful!!!!

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      27/09/18 - Response by Very unhappy

      What an appalling company, both buyer & seller used PPL so you would hope it would speed things up, particularly as there was no chain. Nope! Lack of communication between both sides, no one seemed to pick up a phone, preferring to wait 4/5 days for an email response ..rude staff, inspite of promising to return calls...nothing. Making what is a stressful experience already (ie moving house) just absolutely ridiculously painful and exhausting! DO NOT USE them!!

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      01/10/18 - Response by Anonymous

      Having same issue. No chain completed Friday 28th sept. Haven't recieved any money and now Monday. Buyers have moved into my house that I haven't been paid for!! Their answers its with the accounts. All electronic now one push of the button. Would never recommend them ever! They.never get back to you as promised.

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      18/10/18 - Response by Anonymous

      Ive reported PPL to the Ombudsman. Avoid at all costs. Slow, unresponsive, rude and take no accountability for their actions. They even refuse to log conplaints when you complain.

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      10/12/18 - Response by Jules

      There is and they should actually have a copy of their complaints policy on their site.

      If you want to take it further then try.
      Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 9WJ.
      Telephone 0300 555 0333,
      Email: enquiries@legalombudsmand.org.uk
      Website: http://www/legalombudsman.org.uk

      The Legal Ombudsman will expect you to have given the opportunity to respond to your complaint.
      You can refer your complain up to 6 months after you have received our final written response to your complaint. You can also use the
      Ombudsman service if they have not resolved your complaint within 8 weeks of them receiving it. A
      complaint can be referred to the Legal Ombudsman up to six years from the date of the act or
      omission, or up to 3 years after discovering a problem.

      The Legal Ombudsman deals with service-related complaints; any conduct-related complaints will be
      referred to the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

      If you make a valid claim against them for a loss arising out of work for which they are legally responsible
      and they are unable to meet their liability in full, you may be entitled to claim from the Compensation
      Fund administered by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers
      The Council for Licensed Conveyancers, 131 Finsbury Pavement, London, EC2A 1NT.
      Telephone; 020 3859 0904

      Hopes this helps.

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      18/05/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      OVERALL A GOOD PAINFREE SERVICE WITH NO HASSLES . WOULD DEFINITELY USE AGAIN IF I SOLD A PROPERTY. LOST ONE STAR BECUASE I THOUGHT THERE COULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE MORE TELEPHONE CONTACT AND A FEW CHARGES WERE STEEP.

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      What charges where there on top? (hidden?)

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      15/05/17 - Reviewed by James

      Hopeless, nobody senior to make any decisions in an exchange, questions have to answered 4 or five times before they get anywhere close to listening, delayed property sale because they obviously make more money over complicating and overcharging, disgusted with the whole shower.

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      08/05/17 - Reviewed by David

      Just don't use them, they are much cheaper but are so bad we've had to pay more just to resolve their incompetence

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      05/05/17 - Reviewed by James Loyntrr

      Excellent efficient service, no complaints at all. Highly recommended

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      28/04/17 - Reviewed by Dean massey

      Excellent service. Friendly staff. I would definately recommend them

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      28/04/17 - Reviewed by Neil Slater

      Fantastic service and all completed in a timely, thank you very much!

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      25/04/17 - Reviewed by Fed up

      An incompetent shambles would be the kindest thing I could say! Seriously this lot are an embarrassment to the profession. Have a "don't care" attitude, impossible to get hold of the person who is "allegedly" handling the case. I could go on and on, do yourself a favour and avoid at all costs, one star is too high but they do not have a minus option.

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      24/04/17 - Reviewed by Tom

      An cost effective and easy service that allows you to support the conveyancing process online. I would recommend using Premier Property Lawyers.

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      21/04/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Do not use this company, complete joke.

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      20/04/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      these guys are my sellers solicitors, they failed to communicate, failed to send information requested in full, dont return calls or emails and also are purposely delaying the property sale to increase theyre fees. am now at a stage of pulling out of the sale and claiming all my fees off them. purple bricks use these guys and should stop using them........ you guys should not be in business at all and have more 1 stars than any other solicitor online. this may be a slight hint as to where you go wrong

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      20/04/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Do not deserve even 1 star.
      eZie Converyancing are a shocking company especially Sam, poor service is putting it nicely! Do not use this company as you will be doing the hard work for them and then still be expected to pay them a ridiculous fee!

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      20/04/17 - Reviewed by Richard

      There are no words to describe how awful this company is. Completely incompetent. Fee's increased during sale and they failed miserably to gain a Management Info Pack from my landlord. Taken 7 weeks and delayed my sale and cost me a fortune, then had the cheek to request I chase it up and resolved it myself! What am I paying them for exactly?! Currently unresponsive to 5 e-mails and 2 phones calls... Nobody will talk or respond to me. AVOID.

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      19/04/17 - Reviewed by DH

      The vendor of the property we are purchasing is using Premier and they are absolutely awful, painfully slow and don't do what they say they're going to do when they say they're going to do it. The property we're trying to buy is chain free and had significant interest from developers, our own chain was two deep and as we weren't considered attractive buyers we were forced to submit an artificially high offer to secure it. The chain on our own sale collapsed and yet despite obtaining a new buyer six weeks after our offer was accepted, all parties are now ready to exchange except for our vendor because Premier haven't even sent the paperwork to our solicitor yet. We're now being pressured into moving into rented or risk losing our own buyer and additionally our mortgage offer is running out soon ... if either of those events happen there is no way we're paying such a high price for the property, we'll either pull out of the sale or reduce our offer considerably. Terrible, terrible, terrible. If ever I put an offer on a property again it will be conditional that the vendors does not use Premier.

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      15/09/17 - Response by Heidi coghlan

      I think I have to take this firm to a good barrister. In the middle of conveyencung some boy called and said they couldn't carry on as we had an an KRCHARD which renamed to a commercial property what utter rubbish it's an apple tree in our garden known as the orchard. This company will be hearing from our solicitor for loss of our time, loss of mental health l, loss of there committeemen written to us. We are expecting to exchange and they come up with this all
      Searches have been done death certificates shown all
      Necessary forms filled in and contracts received ready to exchange. Land registry sorted everything. So we will now turn up at the offices to discuss what damages we can receive from them as my wife has had a breakdown due to their inprofessionlism.

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      07/04/17 - Reviewed by Nisha

      Not "fixed fee" as advertised. Beware that your fees will continue to increase without explanation.

      We are currently using Premier Property Lawyers for our conveyancing. Despite advertising their services as a fixed fee, their fees have crept up and up and up without explanation and in breach of their own T&Cs. We have complained to the conveyancer who spoke with her manager and passed on his or her abrupt and rude response by email that they can close their file and we can go elsewhere if we are unhappy with their fees. We have asked for that manager's contact details so that we may discuss this but there has been no response to date. Premier Property Lawyers bring the legal and conveyancing profession into disrepute. We will be escalating our complaint to the relevant regulatory bodies and the ASA if this is not dealt with. We will also be ensuring that House Network (who referred us to Premier Property Lawyers) are aware of the company's practices unless someone contacts us to discuss and resolve this issue.

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      03/04/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Shouldn't even have one star. Incompetent, have absolutely no idea what they are doing - also liars and harrassers. Our seller is using them and we are now pulling out of the sale as they cannot be trusted as a company - they even state that they are not liable for any false information, meaning they can say whatever they like!!

      STAY AWAY.

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      31/03/17 - Reviewed by Colin Campbell

      Sandra, our conveyancer was absolutely brilliant, very structured, organised and efficient. The online portal makes everything really straightforward. Great value for money and great service.

      While I'm not planning to use them again.... I would definitely recommend to others

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      30/03/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      I was kept up to date with the progress of my house sale at all times.
      Everything went very smoothly and the solicitor was always efficient and very approachable. Would definitely use them again and recommend to my friends.

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      29/03/17 - Reviewed by PM

      Second time of using your service and yet again the process was excellent

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      29/03/17 - Reviewed by Sue

      Professional, quick to respond to queries. Kept me well informed at all times. Would definitely use again.

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      29/03/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Very efficient service and everyone I spoke to was always friendly and helpful. I would recommend.

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      29/03/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      These solicitors are terrible, I have never dealt with such unprofessional solicitors before. Our chain of 2 people (us people one of them) has taken 4 months to exchange contracts because our solicitor has not read the documents correctly! We were told we were going to exchange 4 times on 4 separate occasions and each time that date came along another excuse came up from them. The solicitor sounds like a young lad that could not care less, sighs down the phone when we ring and is completely rude and abrupt. Our buyers solicitor kept us more up to date than our own! We were at risk of loosing our new property and the developer told us it shouldn't take this long to complete and even they were shocked at our solicitors! The company is a joke. DO NOT USE!

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      27/03/17 - Reviewed by PaulC

      Very unhappy with these solicitors. They are not my solicitors but those being used by my buyers. As shown by disgruntled emails sent by my solicitor, the service has not lived up to what we expect and an entire chain could now collapse.

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      13/03/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      IF YOU ARE AT ALL CLEVER I WOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER USING ANOTHER LAWYER FOR YOUR PROPERTY SALE OR PURCHASE THEY ARE VERY DISORGANISED. YOU WILL HAVE YOUR CONVEYANCER CHANGED NUMEROUS TIMES AND THEY WILL FAIL TO CALL YOU WHEN PROMISED. TWICE I HAVE USED THEM AND FIRST TIME I GAVE THEM THE BENEFIT OF DOUBT. I WROTE THIS IN CAPITALS AS I AM SCREAMING AT MY PC. DO NOT SAY I DID NOT WARN YOU !!

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      13/03/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      IF YOU ARE AT ALL CLEVER I WOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER USING ANOTHER LAWYER FOR YOUR PROPERTY SALE OR PURCHASE THEY ARE VERY DISORGANISED. YOU WILL HAVE YOUR CONVEYANCER CHANGED NUMEROUS TIMES AND THEY WILL FAIL TO CALL YOU WHEN PROMISED. TWICE I HAVE USED THEM AND FIRST TIME I GAVE THEM THE BENEFIT OF DOUBT. I WROTE THIS IN CAPITALS AS I AM SCREAMING AT MY PC. DO NOT SAY I DID NOT WARN YOU !!

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      13/03/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      I'm supposed to be using this company and I can't get through nor do they reply to emails. Useless! Oh, don't waste your time with purple bricks either.
      I'm selling my house with no onward chain and they want £1000!?

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      10/03/17 - Reviewed by beverley copson

      our Conveyancer Abdul was excellent, he returned calls , was excellent at explaining and listening and we found him to be efficient and we had total confidence in him.
      on our experience we would recommend this service and found the online dashboard excellent, with alerts on new tasks, and the opportunity to complete things at any time.

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      27/02/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      I was advised to use eZie through the estate agent purple bricks. After trying to make initial contact with my solicitor for 2 weeks, I was told I had now been allocated a second solicitor and new contacts given.

      I was then told the seller was also using eZie, and reassured there would be no conflict of interest due to eZie using two separate offices from two different cities as representatives. This I was totally fine with and was told if anything that it would speed up the process, and in the highly unlikely chance of there being a conflict of interest eZie would reimburse both parties any initial payments made.

      The process as a whole took maybe 12 weeks no chains. But the gruelling months I had to participate in numerous lies, un professionalisms, lack of feedback, having to re send documents, unanswered calls and queries, their quote, even though fixed changed twice! They even stole £500 cashback incentive from my lender to which I was to receive and spend at my own discretion. On confronting eZie about this they proceeded to make up reasons as to why I was billed adding up to exactly £500, this included an admin fee due to conflict of interest resulting in the seller having to find and use a different solicitor.

      Even though this was my first time dealing with solicitors and buying a property I could not describe this experience as anything less than disgusting. The worry, stress and pressure of losing my dream home was too much not to comply.

      I would not recommend eZie under any circumstance!

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      27/02/17 - Response by Anonymous

      Is the for premier property or eZIe??

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      08/05/17 - Response by Anon

      They are exactly the same company

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      27/02/17 - Reviewed by Raj

      I would fully recommend Premier Property Lawyers. All done online and very quick service. Friendly and helpful staff too. Very well priced.

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      26/02/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Don't really know if the delay we experienced was due entirely to our solicitor/buyer solicitor/ or land registry and Christmas in the middle. Eventually completed on February 3rd.( property sold October 28th)
      However no real hiccups except for the fact I did do a lot of scanning and emailing. Felt I was a secretary at some point doing their job for them.
      But was kept up to date and did receive phone calls. Our solicitor was always polite and apologetic.

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      24/02/17 - Reviewed by Christopher Hickling

      Nav is seriously the nicest chap I've ever spoken to from any soliciting company. Always happy to help no matter what time of day. Very friendly it's been a pleasure to have him deal with our cases will always use him in future

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      21/02/17 - Reviewed by Jean Pleasant

      A very efficient and easy way to sell your home. We saved thousands by using this online service and would definitely recommend them to anyone wishing to sell or purchase a home. Thank you so much for making the process easy.

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      21/02/17 - Reviewed by lee copeland

      Very professional service through out ! Very friendly staff and helpful

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      17/02/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      One of the worst companies I have ever dealt with. We sold our property in October and it has still not been completed. We now risk losing the sale. We have received the worst service imaginable, no response to emails, no calls returned, impossible to speak to the solicitor and only ever get through to the rude call centre staff who are unhelpful. The service is so slow. Avoid at all costs.

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      10/02/17 - Reviewed by Julie tough

      Fantastic service. I found submitting everything online easy. Always able to contact my dedicated person, always returned calls when needed. Reasonable price and in par with other chains of solicitors.

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      09/02/17 - Reviewed by Mat

      If you want to sell a property with absolutely no fuss and hassle then My Home Move Conveyancing is definitely the way to go.

      The service was exceptional from start to finish with dependable and reliable staff who take you through the process swiftly and confidently. Their knowledge and expertise in my opinion is second to none and I have had many experiences, good and bad, of buying and selling houses - this is by far the best and cannot be faulted.

      I especially liked the 'eway' system that was used to enable us to complete the process step by step. At any point I was able to view the progress and development of all steps of the transactions. What I particularly liked about the system was that any change involved notification instantaneously meaning that you could react quickly and confidently to the tasks needing to be completed. If you needed to speak to anyone there was always telephone contact with experienced and kind professionals which was immediate and informative.

      Given that buying and selling a house is supposed to be one of the most stressful things in life, My Home Move Conveyancing made it easy, hassle free and a pleasure to experience!! I cannot thank everyone involved enough.

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      21/02/17 - Response by Anonymous

      Clearly a false review when you read what others have put, far too many buzzwords for a real review.

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      11/04/18 - Response by Disgruntled

      I have to agree that the above is definitely a false review - at the very least this is a bot as this company is completely unprofessional and lacks any motivation to communicate.

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      25/05/18 - Response by Billy

      Ditto. Love how these uber positive reviews crop up every now and then written by the company. Im in the process of buying and Premier Property Services are on for the vendor. They are going to give me, him or me and him heart attacks. Anything slightly out if the norm and they are awful. Never pick up the phone dont sort out the fundamental issues at the beginning of the process. A shambles.

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      25/07/18 - Response by Anonymous

      Absolutely agree! That review is as fake as they are.

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      06/09/18 - Response by Anonymous

      Fake fake fake, seen the terminology too many times on Trust Pilot too.... bunch of cowboys who should be closed tomorrow!!!

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      08/02/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Excellent service

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      08/02/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Excellent service

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      31/01/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Horrible and dishonest !

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      10/01/17 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      If you would like your personal details to be emailed to random email addresses then this is the firm for you!

      Constantly emailed my forms and details to an email address that was not that of the other sides Solicitor. Even when this was reported (3 times in total) the emails continued to be sent to someone else.

      AVOID AT ALL COSTS IF YOU VALUE YOUR DATA PROTECTION. Awful.

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      09/01/17 - Reviewed by Rachael

      Sadly it is not possible to give minus stars. AVOID this company at all costs. Sell a kidney if you have to DO NOT CHANCE IT. Lied through the entire process and blamed the other two solicitors for the delay yet it since emerges it was them that were the problem. Lost documents, financial statement said my house was selling for £41k more than it was. Never calln you back when you have an appointment, never able to get hold of your solicitor despite being told that you have their direct line. Told that they get paid regardless so they aren't bothered. How this company is actually still trading baffles me!! Oh, and they are no cheaper than anyone else-not in Gloucestershire anyway. Only used them as we were tied through Purple Bricks. NEVER AGAIN

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      09/01/17 - Response by Julie

      The family buying our house are tied to this firm too through Purple Bricks who in our opinion are also shambolic. Our solicitor has seen through their lies and incompetence. We feel so sorry for our buyers being stuck with them, having to chase everything themselves. They are totally inaccessible to their client. We have missed 3 deadlines to exchange for our newbuild and will not be able to proceed to sell if we lose our chance to buy. The person buying theirs has nothing to sell so this should have been a fairly easy transaction. We can almost predict if it does go ahead their incompetence will show up again in some way either at exchange or completion. Stick to proper estate agents and local solicitors. Don't let either of these faceless cowboy outfits near your house move!

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      21/02/17 - Response by Anonymous

      My buyers are using the same company, should theoretically be a quick sale as they bought all searches from previous sell which fell through. However weeks later they are still asking questions, one was even on the Property Information form which my solicitor sent them right at the start of the process, clearly they don't even read the paperwork they get given!! Reliable sources tell me that they have a certain reputation in the industry for being so slow, I can see why. As far as my solicitor is concerned they have all the information they need but still won't give a completion date.

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      06/01/17 - Reviewed by Bernie colling

      Good service loved the paper free element bianca was very helpful and professional

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      01/12/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Effortless, efficient more to the point you can speak to them any time.
      Would recommend any day.

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      01/12/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      This firm are terrible! I'm in the process of buying a flat where the vendor is using these as their solicitor. It's been 5 months now (on a chain of 2 people!). This company have held up sale by at least 2 months but just being incompetent. We are not trying to exchange contracts, and 10 days after my solicitor instructed them on completion dates, they finally contact the vendor, but only after the agent had to get involved AGAIN! This firm have cost me a fortune in rent I didn't need to pay, let alone stress. They should not be allowed to exist.

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      Now approaching the day before exchange. They have had 2 weeks to sort out the appoitionments and send these over to my solicitors. Have they you ask? Of course not, incompetent. Thus I don't know how much money I have to pay, and it's now the day before completion.

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      01/12/16 - Reviewed by Ash

      Service was great even after a lot of initial problems caused by my ex-partner.the charge was exactly as quoted on the original pro foma and I would definitely recommend, especially Mo Aziz

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      01/12/16 - Reviewed by Martin Zak

      Excellent service by Anita Gibbs, she went the extra mile. However the biggest failure for me was communication. You can never get who you want on the phone and sometimes booked phone calls never happen.

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      01/12/16 - Reviewed by Nicola Fountain

      Highly recommended and great value for money. Great communication and advice offered throughout our sale and purchase transaction. 8 was always able to reach either my solicitor directly or another member of the team whom were able to assist. The online dashboard tool was extremely useful to review progress and view any documentation electronically online. Overall we have been extremely pleased with the service received.

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      01/12/16 - Reviewed by susan Dronyk

      I have already. Very good.

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      30/11/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      STAY AWAY . Don't use these people. They are so slow its maddening, we have just lost the chain we were in due to their incompetence. The whole chain has been ready to exchange since the middle of October, and still nothing.

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      25/11/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Shocking level of service, will be raising a complaint with the ombudsmen in time. Slow, not informed. Ignoring phone calls and emails.

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      22/11/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Total joke of a company.

      They just ignore phone calls, emails and letters. The company never puts you through to the solicitor dealing and always take a message which will not be returned.

      This company will cost you the progress of a sale or purchase, do not use this joke company.

      If you do you will totally regret ig

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      21/11/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Absolutely appalling. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. We are trying to purchase a property and the vendor is using this conveyancer. We are 17 weeks into the process and have not even exchanged contracts. We have completed on our sale and moved out, so as not to lose our buyer. We are now paying for storage and staying in temporary accommodation. Premier Lawyers have lied on any number of occasions to my solicitor and their client, saying them have completed an action, only to find they have not done so. They do not respond to my solicitors e:mails and are not available on the telephone to their client or my solicitor. They sent confidential financial information to my solicitor, who was not the intended recipient. This company was recommended by House Simple Estate Agents - so DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE. If there was a zero start rating they would get this.

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      In the end we pulled out of our purchase after 6 months as we still did not exchange contracts.

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      21/11/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Absolutely appalling. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. We are trying to purchase a property and the vendor is using this conveyancer. We are 17 weeks into the process and have not even exchanged contracts. We have completed on our sale and moved out, so as not to lose our buyer. We are now paying for storage and staying in temporary accommodation. Premier Lawyers have lied on any number of occasions to my solicitor and their client, saying them have completed an action, only to find they have not done so. They do not respond to my solicitors e:mails and are not available on the telephone to their client or my solicitor. They sent confidential financial information to my solicitor, who was not the intended recipient. This company was recommended by House Simple Estate Agents - so DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE. If there was a zero start rating they would get this.

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      18/11/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Very professional people love the fact that its all online so less paperwork weekly review call to keep up to date. Only snag like all conveyancing it seems to take forever with periods where nothing much seems to happen! Overall though would recommend PPL.

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      18/11/16 - Reviewed by John Robson

      My conveyancer Tom was great. Always available to talk, very calm (which kept me calm), thorough and spoke in plain, simple English. The online system made it easy for me to keep up to speed with things while travelling with work.

      Charges were comparable to, if not slightly lower than, other quotes I had.

      I would certainly use Premier again and have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

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      14/11/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Excellent service on good rate

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      28/10/16 - Reviewed by Losing Patience of Aylestone

      We are still in the throes of using Premier via Tepilo who are equally as useless. Recently we have been asked to provide documents (twice) relating to the development of in excess of 100 properties in our area. The planning schedule we were sent relates to the original proposals for the land in our locale from, get this, 1960! Apparently we are responsible for the building/planning. Despite explaining that we have nothing to do with this (I wasnt even born then!!) didnt stop these loons asking twice. I told them to google earth us if they didnt believe it so they could see we were not sited in the middle of a wasteland. Anyway, not worth the money, either of them, steer clear. Even asking a simple question gets a non-commital answer eg I'll get back to you. Another week of no progress passes. Ive even been incredibly short with them in communications and it just slides off. Evidently thick skinned, or do they even care? We havent once actually spoken to our conveyancer, only an intermediary.
      I find myself really having to hold back, not being one given to expletive outbursts.....

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      25/10/16 - Reviewed by Nicola

      Appalling. Complete sh1t-show. you can never speak to the 'conveyancer' assigned to you (I'm loathe to actually call them that as none seem to have the most basic grasp of law), the call centre monkeys you do speak to have no idea about your case and constantly say you will be called back - heads up, you won't.

      Wish we had paid an extra £500 to use a high street guy you can actually speak to. Have a purchase going through with them too, will be pulling it due to the absolutely woeful job they are doing on the sale.

      I wish complaining would get us somewhere but we are now four months into a chain free sale with no sign of exchange let alone completion. Staggering incompetence.

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      25/10/16 - Reviewed by Kathryn

      As someone never having purchased a house before it was a worrying time however the friendly and helpful team were able to reassure me and with a little pushing from me in the final stages to get the exchange and completion dates best suited to me, I was able to leave them to it. The internet site was easy to use and communication between myself and the team was good. I would recommend them to others.

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      17/10/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      I have been involved in a chain where PPL have been the conveyancer for the buyers of my property. We were warned by our solicitor at the start they would be a nightmare to deal with, and even so we were impressed just how terrible they could be to work with.

      Working with them has been the most painful process imaginable. They are completely unresponsive (after 3 weeks 3 emails and a formal letter they finally responded with enquiries) , they only reply on their timetable ( which means it takes minimum 1 week to hear back from anything even minor things - and that's when something has been classed as urgent), and only respond in hard mail (Seriously what year is this??)

      They obviously have a tick box approach which might work for some , but its incredibly difficult if you have any target timeline, as they simply do what they want, went they want, and you cannot even have a conversation with them as if you aren't helping them tick a box nothing will be able to progress further..

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      17/10/16 - Reviewed by Keith Graham

      The worst experience possible - for both the buyer and the vendor of any home sale and purchase. What should have been a no-chain and cash buyer purchase turned into a nightmare.

      Stick to your local high-street solicitor.

      Premier changed the solicitor no less than 3 times, and most of the time you're dealing with administrative staff who have no idea what is going in with the case. Enquires enter a communal inbox and its luck of the draw who handles it. The sale took ~6 weeks longer than expected simply due to many dropped balls and incompetence.

      Avoid this firm at all costs. Its not worth the cost saving and risking your sale/purchase.

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      13/10/16 - Reviewed by HAMID

      Excellent service - highly recommend these guys. They were recommended to us by the Estate Agents (Haart) and cant fault them. Kept us in loop with everything and using the eWay online checking service was easy and if you didnt understand anything you could call them without a problem and discuss.

      If i ever move again i will definitely use these guys. Very happy.

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      12/10/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Very professional and polite. Easy dashboard system and a very smooth process

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      12/10/16 - Reviewed by C Doyle

      I have to say that the charge for they work they did - compared to the Estate Agents fees - was very reasonable at <£1K. They was a refreshing clarity in all matters. All my emails and phone calls were dealt with promptly and with a professionalism together with a friendliness that was refreshing and made the process (almost) pleasurable, especially in my dealings with Ana Karageorge.

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      11/10/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      These incapable idiots nearly cost me my first house purchase. They were being used by the sellet and if it wasnt for my seller the house wouldnt have gone through due to takinging so long. No one seemed to know who was dealing with it, and the dealing solicitor went on holiday without telling any one what was going on so held it up another week. Absolutely shocking and i will never buy or sell with purple bricks due to the people they are using. STEER CLEAR OF EZIE

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      09/10/16 - Reviewed by Alan Forbes

      With two cash buyer's in the chain and I hope to buy a park home you would of thought this transaction would go through fast. No is the answer.
      In fact I'm hoping to get a wage packet by the end of the month as I'm the only one doing all the running around and chasing up for them.I'm trying to sell my ground floor studio flat and I get questions to answer like , "do you have loft insulation guarantee" wait hang on a minute I live in a ground floor flat.
      NO communication letting you know any updates,3 months now and still I'm waiting for the sale of my flat to go through...Never again will I use these people, if your reading this say well clear of premier property's

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      29/09/16 - Reviewed by Julie

      I went with these people because purple bricks recommended them. I was selling my house with no chain and the buyers already had money plus an agreed mortgage. Simple? No not on your life these people are the absolute worst . Never ever go with them . I ended up doing a lot of work myself to get it through. They lost all of our ID to start with and said they never had it but has something stored on their computer that had been with it. The idiots that work with your main conveyancer must be 5 year olds and that's being cruel to children. None of them know what's going on you are constantly asked for things that have been done several times. A complete nightmare. I will miss the middle out cos it makes this review too long and go on to the end. My buyers solicitor had had everything ready 3 weeks before when I spoke to him. So I had to have everything finished by the end of August because I'm on holiday in what was a mobile free area on the 10thseptember. No they blamed the other solicitor said something hadn't been done. Absolute rubbish. The exchange they made for the 7th September but surprise surprise they had a completion date of the 13th when I was on holiday. This was now 31/2 months. Ok so at least it was all done before and my husband could hand over the keys while I was away. So what's the problem you are thinking now ! Oh my I got on holiday and luckily took my wifi with me. The signal was horrendous but I could get one. On the 13th my phone rang at 11am everything's ok we have the money she said it will be finished today. At 3.45 she phoned again to tell me that my husband had to hand over the keys even if there was no money in our bank! And could I write a letter that I should of written before and send it to them and they would try to complete right up to a minute to 5. Hold on what letter no letter had been requested. She dictated a letter to me on my sketch pad that I had taken I signed it took a photo on my phone and emailed it to her. Everything would be ok now. In the meantime my husband has now given the keys of our only house to the purchaser. I check my bank statement on my phone several times my mortgage is still there that should of been paid and there is no money in the account from them . I constantly check then I ring them to be told but the date was really the 14th. Now I am panicking an online company that has all my money and hasn't paid my redemption let alone given me any. I emailed everyone that was owed money to tell them that the house was completed and they should have the money. I also emailed one lady called Lindsey at ezie conveyancing who dealt with problems and had been the only person to push it along before . I was awake all night how could I have been so stupid. We both rang in the morning thank goodness money came into my bank after 10am but the mortgage still was not paid off until the 15th. Honestly if you want your sanity do not use these useless bunch of idiots go local trust no one with a large sum of your money.

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      28/09/16 - Reviewed by Helena

      This was the first 'online' solicitors service I've used but it was excellent. The website was really easy to use and the communication was via email and text and was brilliant. We also communicated via telephone and our conveyancor was friendly, efficient and helpful. The cost was very reasonable and again we were kept informed at all stages of the process what the costs would be.
      I'd highly recommend their services as a good value, efficient, user-friendly service!

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      21/09/16 - Reviewed by Gill Loader

      I found the whole process extremely satisfactory. I was a little unsure about my technical skills but with a little assistance from my daughter at the start all went well. Christine Goh was my conveyancer and she was very supportive and informative. I would recommend this way of doing house selling/buying to all.

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      21/07/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      We had problems from day 1, no work was even done for the first 4 weeks and the service level is horrific, then it got worse! On completion day I was constantly calling your company asking for an update and at 12:30pm I finally managed to get through to Miss Mason and after asking her to check your system again she confirmed the money regarding the sale had been received. She then informed me she would transfer the money to the solicitors regarding the purchase and this should be complete by 1:30pm at the latest. Then to my surprise I got a call from Miss Mason at 1:25pm asking for a letter stating it was ok to use the funds from the sale to purchase Having previously purchased 2 houses prior to this purchase I have never encountered this type of request before. I believe this was negligent behavior on your part and this matter should have been resolved when contract was exchanged. I prepared this letter and sent it straightaway and also asked Miss Mason was there anything else she needed? She firmly said no everything should be ok now and the money can be transferred. It was now 3pm and I received another call from Miss Mason asking for ID’s for my Father and Mother along with the bank statement showing proof of where the funds came from? She needed this because my parents deposited money into your client account at the beginning of June and I was using this money to help fund the house purchase. I realised Miss Mason was carrying out a Money Laundering Check on completion day! I find this to be negligent behavior from a solicitor as these checks should have been carried out when you received the funds into your client account in early June 2016? I am quite sure the SRA has policies in place regarding this kind of negligence and behavior from solicitors. As an accountant we carry out the same checks and these have to be done on engagement, I cannot believe I was being asked for this information at 3pm when my house has been sold, movers have taken all our belongings to a new house to which we have no ownership and I have my 4 children and a 1-day old baby in the car! It was now too late to go back so I managed to provide the information by 3:20pm and the transfer according to Miss Mason was done at 3:40pm, they should therefore receive the funds in the next hour and we should still get the keys today. However, the buyer’s solicitor did not receive anything and was closing at 5pm, I was then told by his estate agents (entwistle green) that this would be deemed to be a failed completion and I would have to find somewhere to house my family, basically leaving me and my family homeless. The movers were also charging me £250+ an hour for these delays which is another direct cost I incurred from your negligence. We finally received some good news at 5:25pm from the estate agents and were told the money has gone through and we can take the keys, after another 2 hours the movers had finished unloading everything and we had a place to stay. NEVER EVER USE THESE GUYS EVER!

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      25/06/16 - Reviewed by Andy S

      I was persuaded by Purple Bricks to use "eZie Conveyancing". (EZie being one of several trade names that this call centre operation uses). I received a partially completed letter saying that I must now pay for the search fee. When I queried why, since I had not yet put an offer in on any house, they said ignore that. Received an email chasing the payment.
      Difficult to get through on the phone at all but when I did they see nothing wrong in sending incorrect demands. I was so appalled that I appealed to Purple Bricks to cancel eZie without paying their £360 cancellation fee. Chased Purple Bricks for over 7 weeks and eventually got a rude refusal. Paid the cancellation fee then read the other reviews on this website.
      Glad that I avoided further stress during my house move by having nothing more to do with them.

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      25/06/16 - Reviewed by Andy S

      I was persuaded by Purple Bricks to use "eZie Conveyancing". (EZie being one of several trade names that this call centre operation uses). I received a partially completed letter saying that I must now pay for the search fee. When I queried why, since I had not yet put an offer in on any house, they said ignore that. Received an email chasing the payment.
      Difficult to get through on the phone at all but when I did they see nothing wrong in sending incorrect demands. I was so appalled that I appealed to Purple Bricks to cancel eZie without paying their £360 cancellation fee. Chased Purple Bricks for over 7 weeks and eventually got a rude refusal. Paid the cancellation fee then read the other reviews on this website.
      Glad that I avoided further stress during my house move by having nothing more to do with them.

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      12/06/16 - Reviewed by Emma

      We bought a flat using Premier Property Lawyers 2 years ago. Although we had no complaints at the time it transpires that they did not do their job properly or offer us adequate legal advice. This came to light as we are now trying to sell our property and the sale fell through (3 months down the line) when our buyers solicitors found a problem with our lease, which essentially means they let us sign an invalid contract at the time of purchase. My husband and I are at a loss to understand how something this significant was overlooked and how we were not advised of this issue when we purchased the property.

      Not only has the negligence of this company cost us the sale of our home we are now facing a very lengthy process, involving significant legal costs, to rectify the problem with our lease. We requested that a copy of our case file be sent to us so we can start a negligence claim against them and a month later we have still not received the file. It has apparently been 'lost in the post' twice and the company have ignored our requests to send it recorded delivery.

      It is impossible to get any answers as everytime we call we get through to admin staff and we keep being told 'our case is being looked into.' We first complained 6 weeks ago and informed the company we have enlisted a solicitor to start a negligence claim against them. We have still not had any satisfactory response to our numerous emails and phone calls.

      I am 7 months pregnant and we needed to have moved before our baby is born, something which is now not possible due to this companies incompetence. They are causing both my husband and I severe undue stress at a time when we should be looking forward to the arrival of our first child.

      I would never wish this on anyone else and I would therefore avoid dealing with this company at all costs.

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      14/05/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Absolute incompetent bunch of people. Sold my property over a year ago after lengthy delays. They are still holding my Retention money and I have been chasing them for months to get it back. No response on my emails and when I call them again people take messages but no one has called me back for last few months. Reception staff are rude and unprofessional. The Reviews on their own website are clearly filter with just positive feedback that only lucky few have had. Most of the other reviews are terrible of people just complaining. I am also expecting a standard response from here that my case will be looked at but they dont even know who I am. Its just a complete joke. I just need the hundreds of pounds you are holding and wont return even though I sold my property over a year ago. If they had decent competent staff these type of cases should be closed off as normal process. But I guess this time they need to give me back my money hence delaying as much as they can. Their delays on my sale of property has already costed me more than it should have. Not at all happy with the service but the question is who is putting this right? Do I now need to get another legal firm to solve this problem?

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      21/04/16 - Reviewed by Josh2016

      I chose Ezie premier property later as solicitor through Purple Bricks. After I checked the reviews online, I was already worried about there would be many problems in the whole process. During the two months work, the fact shows: Yes, this solicitor is absolutely unbelieveable disappoint!!
      1. They never get in touch with you, when you call them, the responsible conveyancer is always busy with something else . even you request thousand times for call back, they never call!
      2. They do not do anything, they just waiting for you to do this and that, raise querries, check and upload documents, review all the documents they gave to you. Even when you raise some issues, they probably forget to write it down.
      3. They are just time killer!! When it's agreed by both parties about the exchange date and completion date, they confirmed its absolutely fine, no worries. But, they can come back to you say not ready, wait until blabla....
      If anyone who is considering use premier property lawyer, please think about it carefully! AVOID! AVOID!AVOID!!!

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      04/04/16 - Reviewed by beth

      Strong armed into using this company (ezie conveyancing) by Purple Bricks who you have to pay up front or use their solicitor recommendation to pay on completion. Who would pay an estate agent up front? So we used ezie on the promise they were really good and have a new dedicated centre in Manchester.

      In a nutshell, they are a pile of rubbish. They openly lie to buy time - they sit on emails and information for weeks, nobody takes ownership, our conveyancer went awol ( we were told personal reasons, then it was a bereavement, now I've been told illness) and nobody has ever taken over the case since. That was around a month ago.

      I have my purple bricks, my vendors agents, my buyers and their solicitors all putting pressure on them to exchange as they had the documents a month ago. So far I get told a different lie every time if I actually get through to someone as to what the hold up is.

      Do not use! And if purple bricks tell you you have to use them, tell purple bricks you will go elsewhere!

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      29/03/16 - Reviewed by Shamli Dey

      Horrible service so far! They have to be chased for every single thing, have to make at least 5/6 calls a day to them to find answers for your queries, they never get back to you-even their manager, they messed up our exchange of contract date, they cannot do simple accounts of purchase/ sales correctly and the list goes on endlessly! Such a waste of time and resources. Will absolutely NOT recommend to anyone.

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      25/02/16 - Reviewed by Alan E Hutley

      We used Purple Bricks to sell our house. They were brilliant but totally ruined by recommending eZie the diabolical service was beyond belief. They are no more than a glorified call centre. That's when you can get someone to answer a phone. They are totally reactive. The staff come across as not knowing what they are doing just OK for ticking boxes. Ten months the house sale has been going on. not there fault but not made any easier by lack of contact poor communications and they make you feel as though they are doing you a favour. Advice never use an online conveyancing outfit. you need someone you can talk to face to face. would not recommend them to my worst enemy.

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      05/02/16 - Reviewed by Rob

      I am in the process of trying to sell a house to a buyer who is using Ezie Convenyancing - a trading name of Premier Property Lawyers Solicitors. So far the process has taken 5 months, and there is currently no end in sight. My own solicitor, the estate agent and the buyer have all complained about how difficult it is to get hold of Ezie Conveyancing and how slow they are to respond. My recommendation is if your buyer is using Ezie Conveyancing, find another buyer!

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      04/02/16 - Reviewed by Mr Goddard

      I work for the emergency services so I am used to high levels of stress of which I take in my stride. Dealing with Premier Property Lawyers/Zoom Conveyancing made me so ill with the stress of dealing with them. I will be as brief as I can...

      I was not in a chain and told several times by my account handler the whole process should take 6-8 weeks maximum, it ended up taking 4 months. They never reply to calls or emails.

      I received my survey report from my lender. I sent this over to my PPL account handler and asked their advice on one part of it. After six days of trying to get a reply I still had not even had as much as an email back. I ended up having to contact the seller of the property I was purchasing myself. He confirmed that PPL had not contacted him at all about my survey report, so a week totally wasted. I also had to have an awkward converstaion with the seller about the survey, something which PPL should be doing on my behalf, is that not what we pay them for. I then found out that my account handler from PPL had left the company and it was hinted to me that it was because of how poor her standard of work was.

      Two weeks on and my new PPL account handler told me that he had been waiting for a reply from my management company for 14 days. I called the management company straight away and got all of the answers PPL required. Again, another 2 weeks totally wasted. My management company also informed me that they had returned calls to PPL but PPL were not getting back in contact.

      2 weeks on and I was going on holiday for one week. I called the office twice before going away and asked if they required anything from me. Both times they said 'no, we have some questions here but leave them to us, go and enjoy your holiday'. One night into my holiday and I get an email from PPL with 14 questions they needed answering. It was the questions they had the previous week when I was home to answer them. Some of the questions they wanted me to answer were not even for me to answer. I sent my answers back that night and presumed these answers would be passed on to the other solicitor. A week and a half later I ended up speaking with my account handlers manager. She was embarrassed and admitted all the answers i'd sent back were still sitting there and had not been forwarded on to other solicitor. I was fuming at this point and yet another two weeks wasted.

      On the day of completion I knew 100% something would go wrong. I called the office to be told my THIRD PPL account handler (the team manager) was off ill. I asked if someone had a grip of the fact I was moving that day. No-one seemed to know anything. Then I got a call saying my account handler wasn't off ill, she was in but unable to speak as she had lost her voice. An hour later the account handler actually calls me to tell me their systems were down and they couldn't complete. So within two hours my account handler was off ill, to in but can't speak, then calls me up. She called again about 3pm and said my sale had gone through but not my purchase so they couldn't release the keys. Whilst this was going on I was in contact with the chap buying my property who said his solicitor was staggered how bad PPL have been through the whole process. What happended next left me fuming. At around 4.30pm I get a call from my account handler saying 'so you have the keys then, congrats'. I replied 'what are you talking about, I have been sitting in the estate agents for 90 mins with my 5 year old son waiting'. She replied 'oh sorry I told the man you are buying off to let you know he will release the keys even though his money is still not in his account because of our system failure'. I told her what I thought of her and the company and hung up. All this time paying removal men £60 p/h from 9am-6pm.

      There is many other things I could include on here. It is the worst service I have ever received anywhere, appalling. I just hope you get to read this before choosing them and not after. Good luck.

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      28/01/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Be warned and take heed - DO NOT use this company for your conveyancing!! You pay them to do absolutely nothing. Phone calls are never returned, the barrier of staff on first contact are there only to stop you getting to the person dealing with the case and the service is diabolical. I even feel aggrieved having to award them one star - because they're not even worth that. They advertise 6-8 weeks from start to finish for conveyancing yet we were 14 weeks and only then because we were on the phone every day and sometimes up to 3 times a day pestering them to get moving. For 4 consecutive days we were told they were just waiting for the vendors solicitor to get in touch after which, we contacted the vendor to push the solicitor herself - and guess what? Her solicitor had sent the information a whole week prior to our calls!! Repeat forms to complete, ID after ID to be sent - you would think a passport, driving licence and wage slip with NI numbers and addresses clearly visible would be enough but not satisfactory. When asked what else they could possible need, we were told it had to be a utility bill??? Steer clear if you value your sanity - far too stressful working with this sham of a company.

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      28/01/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Be warned and take heed - DO NOT use this company for your conveyancing!! You pay them to do absolutely nothing. Phone calls are never returned, the barrier of staff on first contact are there only to stop you getting to the person dealing with the case and the service is diabolical. I even feel aggrieved having to award them one star - because they're not even worth that. They advertise 6-8 weeks from start to finish for conveyancing yet we were 14 weeks and only then because we were on the phone every day and sometimes up to 3 times a day pestering them to get moving. For 4 consecutive days we were told they were just waiting for the vendors solicitor to get in touch after which, we contacted the vendor to push the solicitor herself - and guess what? Her solicitor had sent the information a whole week prior to our calls!! Repeat forms to complete, ID after ID to be sent - you would think a passport, driving licence and wage slip with NI numbers and addresses clearly visible would be enough but not satisfactory. When asked what else they could possible need, we were told it had to be a utility bill??? Steer clear if you value your sanity - far too stressful working with this sham of a company.

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      20/01/16 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Rubbish service, constantly chasing them, they seem to have no idea what stress they inflict on an already stressful event, avoid

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      20/01/16 - Reviewed by Annoyed

      Lost 1 sale through incompetence and potentially another through lack of work and correspondence.

      UTTER GARBAGE!

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      20/01/16 - Reviewed by Annoyed

      Lost 1 sale through incompetence and potentially another through lack of work and correspondence.

      UTTER GARBAGE!

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      15/11/15 - Reviewed by Mark

      I sold a leasehold property using the services of Premier Property Lawyers. I found them lacking in the basic matters of law in respect to the conveyancing of such and very slow and unresponsive. I'm not the type to complain but I feel that they added a lot of stress to the sale to the point of potentially losing the sale. It went through in the end but I would not recommend this company sorry.

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      15/11/15 - Reviewed by Kin Ming Low

      HOPELESS AND USELESS.
      1) DELAY MY SELL FOR 6 MONTHS.
      2) UNCLEARED PAYMENT.
      3) DO NOT KEEP THIER PROMISED.
      4. UNPROFESSIONAL.

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      12/11/15 - Reviewed by Grumpy Seller

      My buyer is using this group under the Ezie Conveyencing banner and this has been a world of pain as we have been waiting to exchange contracts for weeks. The rest of our chain is all ready to go but Ezie just dont care. No replys to our buyers email, telephone calls or letters. She is unable to speak to anyone that will give a straight answer. Repeatedly asking for information they have had many times before.
      Do not use this service if you value your sanity.

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      16/09/15 - Reviewed by Unhappy

      Ezie are awful... I'm on the other end of this mess with a decent solicitor...no chain, first time buyer and supposed to complete last Friday... Nothing... Need I say more. I am reporting them to watchdog, trading standards and anyone else that will stop peoples lives being stressful.

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      13/09/15 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Terrible service. They are acting for my sale and purchase and have sat on contracts for weeks saying they could not open them and have caused us to go over 2 weeks beyond exchanging and completion is now looking unlikely for end of the month. You cannot get a straight answer from them, lies are told to cover up their incompetancy. I have now switched to another firm in the hope of getting things moving for my purchase.

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      31/08/15 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      The firm was recommended to us by the estate agents and after 3 months of waiting I went to an independed firm to get advice on our situation, now we have things moving but still slow!! I will never recommend this firm to anyone!!!!!

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      24/11/14 - Reviewed by Stressed in Blackheath

      Do not use this service. Caused us 6 months of stress and nearly resulted in us being homeless due to failure to communicate that our property had finally completed with our seller's agents. Very difficult to speak to your own solicitor, not at all pro-active. Took them weeks to answer simple emails, thus delaying the whole process. Only good thing was the online portal, but they seemed to use that as an excuse not to do any work themselves. Communication was abysmal. I think they are short-staffed. Pay an extra £500 and go elsewhere.

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      08/09/14 - Reviewed by Frustrated

      My buyer is using them, an absolute nightmare it's been so far. Enquiries to us kept coming back even though we answered them a few times. Lies told about not receiving emails, then suddenly no attachment to emails. My solicitor on hold a lot of the time, buyer can't get hold of them either. Rate response to emails were short and not answering questions. Exchange continuously delayed. Unable to fax buyers lender until her broker asked lender on progress. Rest of chain are so fed up its worrying. Thankfully I've been in direct contact with buyer so have managed to get some movement in sale. Other solicitors in chain are flabbergasted at their incompetence. Avoid these cowboys at all costs.

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      12/07/14 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Premier Property Lawyers were terrible. Communication was awful, I have left messages for and emailed Directors and they have not responded - they don't seem to care. They admit our conveyancer gave us incorrect advice. I would not recommend

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      15/11/13 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      6 months to sell my flat and the process is till ongoing. They take roughly 1 months to respond to any queries, their attitude on the phone is rude and unprgmatic. Since September the story is "The sale will complete within the next 2-3 weeks max". We are now in mid-November and i m still told the same 2-3weeks max.
      Never ever use them if you want to keep your sanity. Someone need to take them to Court and expose thei disgusting attitude. There is no wonder there are hundreds of bad reviews out there.

      Useless and rude.

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      22/10/13 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Unbelievable poor service!! Do not use unless you want to add stress in major quantities to your life. Had to plead to speak to my conveyancer as call centre workers man the phones, and I did all the chasing myself - then had to pay them for the joy of it! PPL were recommended via estate agents. They appear very untrained in this field and I have written a stern letter of complaint to the Directors. I will not be recommending this company! One star too good for them.

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      30/09/13 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      Poor service, no response to emails. Conveyancers very difficult to reach on the phone, rarely call back if you've left a message, even when you get through they dont want to speak to you and want you off the phone asap. Initial quotation unrecognisable from final fees due to small print and increased professional fees due to "changes" which would be standard parts of the service anywhere else.

      Online portal is good, but next time I'm paying an extra hundred quid for something more local and more professional.

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      20/08/13 - Reviewed by Chain free purchase

      I had to award one star as zero is not an option.

      Utterly useless. Their work is riddled with errors and omissions, correspondence is ignored for weeks and no updates provided. We have had to call them almost every day to try and make them progress the sale. No chain involved on either side and it has been over 3 months. They have made the experience unbelievably stressful. I would happily have paid double the fee not to have to deal with them.

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      19/08/13 - Reviewed by MyMove

      Premier Property Lawyers were recommended to me by the Estate Agent I was using (YourMove) on the basis that "the seller is using them and would prefer that you did too". I had no previous relationship with a solictor in England so went ahead on that basis believing that the transfer of infomration would go smoothly and that my offer would be looked on favourably. We were outbid 24 hours after starting the legal process and forfeited almost £300 in fees. The remainder of my prepayment took many months to be returned with scant justification for the 'costs', certainly there was nothing demonstrated to me in terms of searches or documentation prepared.
      On another point, it was clear that the Agency preferred the new bidder because they would be selling something as well. This resulted in a much lengthier and riskier transaction for the old chap whose house we wanted to buy but he was told untruths as well.
      I guess that the lesson is: beware 'recommended' solicitors who will clearly be conflicted by receiving a stream of work from the agent (who they pay a commisssion to) versus one transaction from you.

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      24/07/13 - Reviewed by Anonymous

      In my experience, totally inept. Their lack of response and progression of basic requests in a timely manner has caused a lot of stress and the chain to collapse. You pay for what you get, but the pot luck of getting someone competent from PPL means best use a local property solicitors.

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      31/07/13 - Response by Anonymous

      I agree

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      09/09/13 - Response by Anonymous

      I agree!!

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      30/07/14 - Response by Anonymous

      Totally agree. I am at the other end of the chain to these people and all parties are ready to exchange except for these. They are totally useless. There is a very small chain and it has been going on now for 4 months and still ongoing. We have been told by them roughly 7 different exchange days which have come and gone and no exchange. We are very stressed and have almost given up hope of ever moving. They will not be in business for much longer if they carry on like this.

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