I have signed Provisional Sales and Purchase Agreement (paid 3% of sales price as initial deposit).
Formal Sales and Purchase agreement will be signed on 27th.
Now, the solicitor told me to cash-transfer: stamp duty + 7% of purchase price (2nd payment of the flat) to the solicitor's firm bank account by 25th.
Is this the normal process? I always thought 2nd payment will be made directly to the seller (vendor).