- dea459Member@dea459Join Date: 2013Post Count: 2
We sold our investment unit and it settled on 20th June 2013, today 5 weeks later, I received an email from our Conveyancer with a copy of a letter fronm the buyers Solicitor stating there had been a miscalculation made in the settlement figures, something to do with Strata fees and now asking us to send a cheque for approx $622.
Anyone know if this would be legal to ask for it back now. I am waiting for the Conveyancer to call me and discuss but I thought thats what we pay them good money for to get the settlement Right!!!!!!CatalystParticipant@catalystJoin Date: 2008Post Count: 1,404
Tell them to go away. It's their fault if they didn't get it right.
If the buyers solicitor made a mistake it's up to them to make good. Of course he'll try to get you to pay it.
They aren't going to go to court over $622.Jamie MooreParticipant@jamie-mJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 5,069TerrywParticipant@terrywJoin Date: 2001Post Count: 16,213Josh AthertonMember@josh-athertonJoin Date: 2011Post Count: 269
Terry is right, anyone can ask for payment.
In this instance I would be saying bad luck, you paid them to get it right, maybe it can be reimbursed from the legal fees you paid for not performing.craigrachowParticipant@craigrachowJoin Date: 2013Post Count: 6
interesting to see this post, and the replys.
i really hope you stick up for yourself and i'm keen to see the outcome of this request, if you dont mind coming back and sharing!dea459Member@dea459Join Date: 2013Post Count: 2
Thanx for your inputs. I had a call from my conveyancer yesterday and he says I have to pay. He says that its part of a contract that they can come back and claim later. I dont see a way out of this as I dont know the rules, but am being told I have to pay. I told my guy I thought that is why we pay them money, to get it right!!