Hi Frankw, If you are a business, I wouldn't recommend using external lawyers given that these lawyers could commit fraud on the PEXA platform and get away with it. PEXA does not seem to protect businesses against fraud. PEXA method of handling matters such as these whereby fraud has been committed by the subscriber (lawyer/conveyancer), PEXA will do all in its power to protect the subscriber. Even after PEXA confirms the business is/was a party to the transaction. PEXA tactfully creates unnecessary avenues for the business to obtain such information that has directly affected them through a fraudulent settlement committed by lawyers/s. It's unethical, manic and unprofessional to think that the best solution for the business is to either refer back to the lawyer (who committed the fraud on the business in the first place) or for the business to obtain a court order, so they can release the relevant settlement transaction statement which will show where the funds went and solve the crime for the business. In fact, PEXA seems to make it difficult to obtain a settlement transaction statement for the verified party, leaving one to think, is PEXA personally gained from this fraudulent transaction? PEXA should have a duty of disclose, care and security to participants, subscribers, buyers, sellers, businesses and so on, given they hold information about the party. PEXA is meant to be acting transparent across all verified parties, acting in the upmost good faith and need to take greater responsibility instead of stating they rely on lawyers/conveyancers to act honest. Well if this is the case, the public need to be seriously concerned about the attitude in which PEXA has held itself regarding his scenario.
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