Yes! I bought for the 1st time in March and used Nick Ioannou at Anthony Gold Solicitors in London Bridge.
I would definitely recommend him- he was great, things went very smoothly. I've just recommended him to my best friend who is now buying for the first time.
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Anthony Gold were on the other side when I bought my property. I shouldn't be inclined to use them... I shalln't be recommending my firm, either.
I'd be inclined to look for an out-of-town firm next time. You'll only have to visit them once, and a return trip to Tunbridge Wells by train will cost you a lot less than the premium of a London-based firm that is of limited use.
I agree - I used a firm in Norfolk which had been recommended by my mortgage broker (with the added benefit that he was able to lean on them to move quickly when required, as he is a solid source of business for them they tended to ask "how high?" when he said jump).
I never had to go there - everything was done by post & telephone.