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I thought that the question would require someone in property-litigation -commercial contract law would be required. I also did not expect a cut and dry answer. I would rather wait for the right person. I will leave it to you.
A general overview based on the information given would be helpful.
I did not sign any agreement nor have I seen any terms and conditions. I checked the email he sent me and it says "the terms and conditions attached" but there is no attachment. It also says "we are sole agent for 3 months @1% with immediate effect of today" (There was no 7 day cool off period?). I could send forward the email he refers to. The person who eventually bought the property did come via the the agent but did not make an offer until the 3 months expired; that's is if the email is sufficient to confirm lawful instruction? As I said, I did not instruct him on a paid basis ; he merely put my property on Right Move for me as I asked him too. Im not sure what you mean when you say "new agent". There is no new agent. Just the agent referred to.
no. not at all, because it was not agreed. Remember earlier I said he had agreed to put the property on right move for me FOC and the email that was sent; he told me the office had done this by mistake as standard procedure. When I called him to discuss this he told me 'not to worry about it' also, in any event, that it was not a formal contract agreement. Just a standard email that the office normally sent to clients. So I didn't worry about it any further.
In particular I told him not to have any contact with my solicitors regarding any proposaed buyers and that I alone would deal with any interested parties.Therefore; he has not had any dealings on my behalf with my solicitor etc.