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lawyer wants money for property papers

  • 04-09-2021 2:05pm
    Registered Users Posts: 305 ✭✭ beaufoy

    Last year I bought a property the conveyancing lawyer made an incredible amount of mistakes...sent me wrong papers..forgot the address of house being purchased...sent me the folio belonging to another one of his clients...forgot my e mail address

    When I went to collect the papers for the property it was a covid lock down. The Lawyer secretary wanted me to sign for the papers as being complete and in order...I refused without inspection but was refused permission to inspect.

    I Looked up irish law soceity rules and they stated that during the lock down if a client wants to check legal papers then a room should be cleaned and the member of staff and client should wear gloves and face masks whilst the client checks the papers

    I wrote to LSRA which in effect is the Irish Law soceity but use another name because the Irish Law Society has a bad reputation. I explained the lawyer refused to follow law society rules...but it would seem that the law societyu believe their rules are there to be broken and did nothing

    I gave up and said I would sign for the papers without inspection and the lawyer has asked for a storage fee of 125euro. Do you agree that the lawyer should be rewarded for not following Irish government covid restrictions, and not following irish law society rules


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Giving you someone else’s paperwork is a breech of data protection and should probably be notified to the DPC.

  • Registered Users Posts: 305 ✭✭ beaufoy

    I still have the evidence that another person's folio was sent to me

    He/the office were just stupid/ incompetent sending the wrong folio....other things he did are far more serious

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    I'd similar - just things like where there were two parties mentioned in the legal paperwork, whoever drafted them had become confused, so when you read it the 1st party was initiating a process against themselves lol Luckily it only got to draft stage, but even so I was rather annoyed to be paying for this by the hour.

  • Registered Users Posts: 569 ✭✭✭ Paddigol

    Sounds like shocking service. I'd refuse to pay and make a formal complaint to the Law Society.

    Separately, are the above cautionary tales about going with the cheapest quote for professional fees? I did a short stint in conveyancing once upon a time and it never ceased to amaze me how many people's only interest was in cheapest rate... "but ABC in Tallaght quoted me €900 for the sale". Well good luck to you with that one so.