Currently in the throes of buying a house. Found out yesterday that the vendors we're buying from are purchasing a vacant property from a family who have chosen to not use a solicitor. The vacant element is due to the property being left to the family through a bereavement. I've asked our vendors to get their solicitors in contact with the family to qualify how they're going to achieve this as nobody seems intent on speeding things along thus far. They and us want to move fast FTR.
Just wondering how simple or complex this could become, i.e does a legal rep have to get involved at some point, where would the vendors get all the relevant paperwork from, how likely are they to mess it up seeing as they've not proven to be particular competent thus far?
EDIT: Perhaps I should add that the vendors also chose to use an online agent and save a few £k. Which makes me think 1) they're trying to cut every financial corner they can and 2) with the agent having made their up front money, there's no-one on 'that side of the fence' having to hassle them.