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I don't know how far through it is just that it is sold subject to contract, but i do know my dad signed a letter to when it was first put on the market leaving my mother to deal with giving the money out and also that his name is XXXXX XXXXX the mortgage even though he left 18 years ago sorry i can't be more help
If your mother has signed the solicitors client care letter from the solicitor then she will be liable for their fees if they remain unpaid following sale. If she arranged seeing the solicitor and the conveyancing process has commenced then she will have signed the solicitors terms of business.
In the absence of any court order to the contrarty stating costs are to be shared she will have to pay them. She could though be difficult and cease the process. If she really digs her heels in you might consider offering to pay the solicitors fees in proportion so that she paysw 60% with you other four paying 10%. This is based more on farness than law though.
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