Stroma Certification Scheme Fraudulent Certificate

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ebrcknrdg

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Did you get anywhere with this @ebrcknrdg ? Would be interesting to know if Stroma decided to act?
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No stroma weren’t interested at all. In the end the solicitor wouldn’t help either because there was a conflict of interest due to the seller using the same solicitors when selling the property. So I came to an agreement with the seller himself whereby he covered the cost of the repairs
 

ebrcknrdg

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Glad you got this sorted, but does the solicitor need reporting to their professional body for not representing their clients interests or miss conduct?
I tried contacting the SRA who weren’t very helpful either! I signed a form regarding the conflict of interest when purchasing the property so it seems i signed my rights away. Lesson learnt on many levels
 

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Notwithstanding you signing a form, this does not diss-charge the solicitor from performing in a way to represent his client in a professional manner and in accordance with the conveyancing laws, the SRA will not be keen to take on a complaint unless you put it in writing, ask for their complaints procedure documentation or if available a complaints form.
 

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Hi

No stroma weren’t interested at all. In the end the solicitor wouldn’t help either because there was a conflict of interest due to the seller using the same solicitors when selling the property. So I came to an agreement with the seller himself whereby he covered the cost of the repairs
Good for you, glad it's sorted 🙂
 

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I tried contacting the SRA who weren’t very helpful either! I signed a form regarding the conflict of interest when purchasing the property so it seems i signed my rights away. Lesson learnt on many levels
Unless your solicitors informed you of the need to seek independent legal advice because you were 'signing your rights away' that is utter nonsense. Firms use 2 clerks and 2 overseeing partners to keep the 2 clients separate. You need to instruct a new solicitor and ask about the potential for a professional negligence claim against the former solicitor.
 

ebrcknrdg

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Unless your solicitors informed you of the need to seek independent legal advice because you were 'signing your rights away' that is utter nonsense. Firms use 2 clerks and 2 overseeing partners to keep the 2 clients separate. You need to instruct a new solicitor and ask about the potential for a professional negligence claim against the former solicitor.
It’s not really worth the costs of solicitors now as the seller has covered the costs of the repairs
 

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Atleast you got it sorted.

I would however argue that you thought the installation was only 3 years old, therefore wouldn’t need rewiring within your lifetime. Where as now it’s 40 years old, you will likely need a rewire at some point leaving you thousands out of pocket.
 

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Possibly another stick, if it would be useful. (All the below predicated on you being in England or Wales, and the seller having owned the property for more than 3 years).

the first report says the wiring is 3 years old
So - the seller commissioned and gave you, as part of the sale, a document which said the wiring was 3 years old.

Were that to be true, it would have required notification to Building Control and should have a completion certificate showing that it complied with the Building Regulations.

What did the seller say on the questionnaire about notifiable work, and Building Regulations certification?

If he said none had been done, then there you have cast iron proof that he knew the report was false.

If he said that the house had been rewired in 2017, where's the documentation? Did he notify it? If not, that's a criminal offence.

In your shoes I'd be seeking to destabilise him - to go after him on as many fronts as possible, make the penny drop that whatever story he tries it's going to poke holes in an another one.

If it looks like he knowingly lied, press the police to investigate an offence under Section 2 of the Fraud Act 2006 - Fraud by false representation. We all know that he isn't going to end up being charged, but just one visit from the boys in blue won't half put the wind up him.
 

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