I am in Scotland firstly and am a landlord and have let out my property through a friend's agency. The original company was merged into a bigger estate agency chain. I have not signed any new contract with this new chain company. However, we have had nothing but problems since and I have told them that I wish to withdraw from the market. They are trying to charge a 'withdrawal' fee of several hundred pounds and insist that the original contract signed is still legally binding. I am loathe to pay this as the overall service has been terrible any legal impediments/advice?
The letting agent is based in Scotland too. They are also part of the code of practice in line with the property ombudsman in Scotland.