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“Top Banana”

published 02/09/2004

great service, prices were competitive, mail recei...

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When moving home there is so much to consider. You have to deal with so many people and the process can be very stressful, especially when people do not pull their weight or keep in contact throughout the chain. We moved home about a month ago and although it was not as stressful as some moves...

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The service offered prolongs your life, or is it t...

Not good for your blood pressure or stress levels....

99% of solicitors give the rest a bad name. CWPL however are in a league of their own for bad service and appauling customer relations. You are just a case number and personally matter nothing to them. The term 'valued client' is not in their heavily scripted call centre manual. Appoint CWPL if...

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After almost 2 years of dealing I still can't thin...

I don't think Ciao's computer will be large enough...

After being passed from pillar to post and council for licensed conveyancers (governing body) were unable to help. They passed me to the legal services ombudsman who were unable to help too! I sent several emails to Terry Marris who is the Chairman of CPL. He kept fobbing me off and eventually...

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“House Buyer”

published 27/08/2007

None. AVOID THEM

Too many to note here. Read review below.

Everything that everyone here says is true -AVOID THEM. They are the least professional people I have ever had the displeasure of coming across. Examples of incompetence: • Things they have 'sent out' in the post frequently never arrive (often because they have never actually sent them)...

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Their name is easy to remember

Oh my God, where do I start?

I will do my best to review this company without resorting to bad language, breaking anything or throttling any cats. When we put our house on the market the estate agent persuaded us to use their 'in house' solicitors, who turned out to be Countrywide property Lawyers. THere have been great...

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Unprofessional, inept and incompetent

Unfortunately we are on the receiving end of CPL. They are acting for the couple whose house we are trying to buy. Our solictor is extremely helpful, prompt and professional. She has kept us to date on each and every aspect of our sale and purchase. CPL on the other hand seems to be doing its...

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I can't think of any!

We used Countrywide

We sold our house in June 2011 to a first time buyer. We are moving into rented accommodation, so it should have been a straight forward sale. WRONG! Because of Countrywide’s incompetence we are still at it now 17 weeks later. Countrywide sent our first set of questions from our buyers lawyers at...

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None..zero...zip

That they call themselves 'lawyers'

My level of frustration with CPL is similar to most negative reviews. I engaged them to sell my home and buy someone else's with no other transactions taking place in the chain. At the end of 4.5 months we have finally exchanged, but not without every group involved (both EAs, buyers, and...

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You are most likely to find your buyer pulling out...

Speaking as someone who has been trying to buy a house from a seller using Countrywide surveyors, I would strongly suggest that you stay well clear of this firm. Three reasons: 1. They seem to have no idea of time. Our conveyance has taken over 3 months now with no end in sight. Excuses are...

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Satisfactory

nothing

they exsist

Countrywide Property Lawyers Well what can I say, WHAT A BLOODY NIGHTMARE! Would probably sum them up, Countrywide property lawyers or CPL are a Manchester based panel of Lawyers, whom I had the misfortune of dealing with, whilst buying and selling property through Bridgfords estate agents, they...

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None whatsoever

Impossible to summarise. Everything was bad.

Weeks down the line, we are still no closer to completion, and ever closer to everything falling through. That we have got this far is only down to the fact that two buyers down the chain, the buyers have been in a position to remove themselves from the further chain below; and that the buyers...

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“Countrywide Property Lawyers”

published 22/05/2007

none

totally incompetent

Just read a bad review for this company, I have to echo everything that has been said. It has taken 5 months to sell a vacant possession to a first time buyer who had a mortgage approved within 2 days of agreeing the sale. The estate agent recomends them of course because they get a cut. I do not...

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“Incompetent”

published 04/04/2006

I'm waiting to find out

Where do I start?

We are selling our property through a Countrywide Group Estate Agent.....CWPL are our solicitors. Our buyers have exactly the same solicitors. There is absolutely no chain whatsoever. So why has it taken 11 weeks so far? If you are thinking of using any firm within the Countrywide group for...

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“Never Never use these people”

published 05/03/2009

Will loose you the sale if you are not sure you wa...

Move with the pace of a continental plate.

We have supplied these people with ALL they needed by return of post. Their lack of urgency is breathtaking.After a two year struggle to sell these incompetants are on the verge of loosing us our purchasers. Perhaps people only usually complain and don't praise for a good job but if you want my...

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Excellent for losing weight and going grey.

Very misleading and contradictory.

Thought it would be beneficial buying our new house using the same legal team that we were selling through - WRONG - VERY WRONG!! From other reviews it sounds like it depends upon the team that you're allocated. Ours has so far been unreliable and uncommunicative. They've said they've done...

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