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We used them to buy our house and ended up paying much more than we expected

 

. I would need to dig out the paperwork to find out the exact figures but off the top of my head we expected to pay something like £800 but ended up paying nearly £2k

 

what annoyed me most was that the seller wanted to move quickly which we agreed to as we were renting before so no reason not to

- at no point did anyone tell me this would cost me more and as it wasn't my suggestion

 

I didn't even think to question it they simply asked me if I could move by this date, would mortgage process be finished etc and I said yes

 

, then I get a nice sum added to my bill for an expedited service!

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I must dig out the paper work,

I always meant to take it up with them after everything was finalised but then things got really rough for a few months there and to be honest it has been the last thing on my mind.

 

Thank you to this thread for reminding me to chase it up, I will definitely do so.

 

I only got the final bill a few days before it was due and had to extend my overdraft to pay it as I had no other quick way to access that much extra money.

I am going to look out the paperwork tomorrow

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