We are first home buyers and have bought a block of land and engaged a solicitor recommended by the bank.
We signed the land contract which had a 21 day finance clause and this had to be sent to the developer's head office for counter signing and then was sent to the solicitor, who was supposed to send it to the bank. The 21 days started the day the developer counter signed.
I made several phone calls following up to see if the solicitor received the signed contract. They finally returned my call 13 days after it was signed by the developer and said they would scan and email a copy to myself and the bank. By day 18 the bank still didn't have a copy and had to follow up urgently, and finally got a copy on day 19 and had to then arrange the valuation. Today was day 21 and we haven't heard anything.
I feel the solicitor has been really slack in this regard and if for any reason our finance isn't approved we are in trouble.
I don't know what else I should be expecting the solicitor to do, so if they don't do it I wouldn't know. I have lost faith in them and would like to know exactly what we are paying them for so I can make sure it gets done.