Hello,Such letters are very common and if you are genuinely disputing the amount payable, then you do not need to worry.If the commission is not owed as claimed, then you may defend any court claim brought by the estate agent. I would just ignore the solicitor's letter but as you said you wish to have certainty, you may call the solicitors and ask for an update or write another letter to them asking for an update and give them say 5 days to reply to you failing which you will assume that the demand was without merit in the first place and that their client will not be pursuing the matter further.
The limitation period for breach of contract claims is 6 years from the date of the breach or the date on which the obligation to pay arose. Hope this helps
Thanks for that.
Like I said, I pointed out the errors in their claim- and hopefully I would be proved right if they did pursue the matter in court. That said, the only way I could be certain that there was no possibility of having to pay out the £6000, is by knowing that they have dropped the claim- or 'run out of time' to submit the claim to County Court
I think you are saying that they have 6 years to submit, and I really don't want that nagging doubt to last that long!
If I was to ask for an update and they provided confirmation that the case would not be pursued, this sounds ideal. However if they do not reply (again), would the fact that I had stated that I would assume their client would not be pursuing the matter further mean anything if they decided to 'reactivate' next year for example?