Vendor's solicitor is the same as mine

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  1. Brickbybrick

    Brickbybrick Well-Known Member

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    I received the contract of sale for a PPOR that I'm interested in.

    The first thing I noticed is that the the vendor's solicitor is the same as mine.

    Could this present a conflict of interest or some other problem?
     
  2. noomi_nooma

    noomi_nooma Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is. Find another solicitor.
     
  3. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Definitely agree (unless your law firm has several offices and property lawyers in each office but you'd need to confirm how they would manage any conflict)
     
  4. Patrico1966

    Patrico1966 Well-Known Member

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    Not ideal but if everything is sorted out price wise and you know your stuff then it should be ok but it is not common practice.
     
  5. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Plus Member

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    No a big deal. but the solicitor will need to declare this and ask you to accept it or not. I used the same conveyancer as the seller of a property recently.
     
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