Looking for Mr John Appleton
I am new to this forum.
I have become a member as I am looking for some information on someone.
The person I am looking for is a Mr. John Appleton
I don't have much details on him, the only things I have are:
- Former solicitor from Wigan
- Must have retired 15/20+ years ago
- Worked as a solicitor for a firm in Wigan (I have no name)
- Must be in his 80's currently
- Last known to be living in Wigan
Any information would be brilliant!
Started: 16th Nov 2021 at 18:50
I'm sorry but you will have to be more specific and I may have some information for you Re: John Appleton.
Who are you - not a pseudonym
Why do you want to contact Mr Appleton - general
You don't know his age or his solicitors practice so I doubt you know him very well.
Please furnish me with more information and I may be able to help
Replied: 17th Nov 2021 at 22:10
Replied: 17th Nov 2021 at 22:15
Name - Steven Allen from Wigan
Why - Long story short, I am trying to purchase my first home with my girlfriend in Hindley and my solicitors (and the vendors solicitors) have hit a point of stalemate. It turns out, the lady trying to sell the house can't do so yet as it just so happens that a "Mr John Appleton" is a trustee on the property (this ladies parents used to live there), but the young lady didn't know about it, nor did the solicitors until about early October, and unfortunately, we need a signature from a "Mr John Appleton" who is a trust(ee) on the house and then the deal will be pretty much done - John is the key to unlocking the final piece of the puzzle, and both sets of solicitors are struggling to track him down at the minute, and it's been going on like this for 6/7 weeks now.
I personally don't know him, the above is my situation - the information I have provided above is from my/their solicitors.
I'm just a 28 year old lad trying to buy his first home with his partner after many months of searching the property market.
I hope this information helps, JL54. Any questions, please ask.
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 07:55
Section 36 of the trustees act lets the seller appoint a new trustee if the original cannot be traced,or is dead. There might be a timelimit, and itmight have to be publicly advertised.
Ask your lawyer why they haven't started this.
Have you exchanged contracts? There's a lot of gazundering going on at present !
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 09:50
Hmm - never heard of this before!
I'm currently in a back and to war with them at the minute, and while in this stalemate, I am trying to do my own investigating for this John Appleton as the seller's solicitors are being SO slow.
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 09:58
I'll contact him today and I'm sure he'll speak to you - if you give me the solicitors name and telephone number he can contact them direct and sort it quickly.
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 10:24
Really? That would be amazing! Literally amazing.
The solicitors that the seller is using are Woodward Solicitors, Wigan (0345 340 0061) I have don't have a contact there as they're not my solicitors, but the sellers (mine told me that John should contact them first)
JL54 - Could you ask him to confirm the property (just in case by some random miracle, there is another John Appleton who is a trustee on a property in Wigan) - I wouldn't want to cause any confusion!
If he would like to speak to me personally, I have no problem with that - it's completely up to him!
You're amazing, thank you!
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 10:41
Just to confirm - John has contacted Woodwards this morning who have confirmed the situation, they are sending him the relevant paperwork to inspect and sign.
Should be all sorted soon for you.
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 12:04
You're kidding, right? That is unbelievable - the power of the internet!
Thank you so much for this!
Is it true that he is still knocking about in Wigan?
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 12:16
Well done JL54. Must give you a good glow helping the young guy get sorted.b
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 13:06
You're right - he has helped a bunch!
I have emailed the solicitors to confirm that everything was correct and they had the right guy, just waiting for a response now.
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 13:07
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 13:10
Hopefully! This is the last piece of the puzzle, hopefully, it has been solved and JL54's friend, John, is the John they're looking for! As I mentioned above, it would be some random miracle of there was another John Appleton who is a trustee on a house in Wigan - it'd be crazy!
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 13:13
This whole thing sounds 'IFFY'
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 13:39
Tommy Two Stroke,
How do you mean?
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 13:40
It is just a feeling I have got
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 13:41
Tommy Two Stroke,
About who? Me or someone else in the comments section?
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 13:42
I don't know
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 13:43
Tommy Two Stroke,
Okay, no problem.
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 13:44
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 13:45
Tommy Two Stroke,
I'm genuinely trying to solve a major issue I am having with the purchase of a house in Wigan - I'm not trying to cause anything "iffy".
I just need all the help I can get at the minute, it's been a real slow process.
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 13:47
There was a firm called Wright & Appleton Solicitors in Wigan, was your man connected to that firm ?
If so, it is now Platt & Fishwick solicitors, at the same address, The Old Bank, 47 King Street, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1DB.
If it is the right firm, Platt & Fishwick, or if yoo are prone to spoonerism's like I am, Flatt & Pishwick, they will have taken over the affairs of Wright & Appleton solicitors
Or they might not have anything to do with your man at all.
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 14:39
Tommy Two Stroke,
I'm not 100% sure - the only information I have is the load in the original post up above.
That's as far as my research goes, unfortunately!
Hopefully, JL54 has the right man!
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 14:47
Well why don't you give Platt & Nitwick a call, and see if it is the same firm ?
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 14:57
Tommy Two Stroke,
As soon as you posted the information, I dropped them a quick email and asked the question about their past :)
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 15:01
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 15:03
" I am trying to purchase my first home with my girlfriend in Hindley "
" I'm genuinely trying to solve a major issue I am having with the purchase of a house in Wigan "
Hmmmmmm., I see what you mean TTS, first it's in Hindley, then it's in Wigan, definately shadey that. It's not normal behaviour, that, buying a house and not being quite sure where it actually is!
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 21:18
Definitely Iffy Tonker.
Come on Ste, tell us wot yoo are up too ?
A trustee for an house, does that mean someone doesn't trust you with a house
I think you should tell us the truth Ste, the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the trooth
Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 22:06
Tommy / Tonker,
Tonker: Hindley = in Wigan. The house I am purchasing is in Hindley, located in Wigan.
Tommy: "A trustee for a house, does that mean someone doesn't trust you with a house"
- The house is NOT mine, I AM purchasing it. The lady occupant is/was struggling to find a trustee her parents put on the house 15+ years ago, she didn't know there was one until her solicitors informed her after she placed it on the market.
Her solicitors were taking their time to find him, and I was running out of time with the deal on the house (and the seller was getting frustrated with how slow the going was getting), so I thought I would use the internet to try and find the person in question myself - to speed up the process for both parties (it worked, the solicitors & seller contacted me yesterday thanking me - as well as the estate agent, ALL Wigan firms)
Tommy: That is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the "trooth" JL54 has been an incredible help and without him, I wouldn't have the stress of weeks of searching for the person in question lifted off my shoulders.
I hope this makes sense.
Replied: 19th Nov 2021 at 08:26
Allens93 there are members on WW who like to stir the s**t and others who like to wind people up Don't fall into the trap with Tonker or he will give you chapter and verse about the bounderies of Wigan.
Replied: 19th Nov 2021 at 10:03
Allens93 I don't know the facts!! but I do know what it's like trying to work with UK Solicitors - they don't think outside the box! have you tried searching probate records or the land registry - and if that fails you can show a UK court you tried everything (perhaps an advert in the paper may also be needed) you may then be able to get a trustee taken off the paperwork - and then the courts can give you permission to buy the property I believe. Try to run this by a solicitor or not just one more than one. Sorry Allens93 just read above!!
Replied: 19th Nov 2021 at 10:25
Last edited by peter israel: 19th Nov 2021 at 10:29:42
this is quiet compared to how it normally is, mind you there's 2 nasty uns missing.
Replied: 19th Nov 2021 at 10:36
Bloody hell fire! I've never heard as much dribble in my life! Hey, no, I have actually. Honest. I hear it all the time! Hindley's in Wigan? Aye! It's in Liverpool too. And Manchester. And Makerfield.
Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of Havana Club 7 ! Christmas is coming! Bingo! Housey! Here y'are, love!
You'll fit in on here, Allenste!
Replied: 19th Nov 2021 at 10:48
Well I know a few people who have bought a house in Hindley, and they didn't have any trouble with trustees
Replied: 19th Nov 2021 at 10:58
Heres one now.
Probably in Wigan, in Hindley.
Replied: 19th Nov 2021 at 11:12
see what you've done now.
Replied: 19th Nov 2021 at 11:13
JL54 well done. It's nice to be nice, and helpful.
Replied: 19th Nov 2021 at 13:36
It certainly is
Replied: 19th Nov 2021 at 13:39
Yes, well done to JL54 - they've been a HUGE help!
Replied: 19th Nov 2021 at 16:18
Happy for you, Allens.
Replied: 19th Nov 2021 at 16:34
Replied: 19th Nov 2021 at 16:47