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Clare, Solicitor
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practice since 1985 with a wide general experience.
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The contract I have with my estate agent ends tomorrow. They

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The contract I have with my estate agent ends tomorrow. They have been very unproductive, the photos were terrible and a search for my property's specifics come up with 'no results found' on their website.
I have privately found someone interested in the property. I told the perspective buyer to wait until I had given the agent notice and then we would show him around privately. Unfortunately his girlfriend had contacted the agent for a viewing!
My predicament is; although my private buyer would not be viewing the property via the agent and the purchase would be solely in his name, could the estate agent later on down the line check the electoral roll to see his girlfriend as listed at the property? I.e am I likely to be asked for fees in a couple of months if they research the new occupants?
I really can't afford £47 for your help, finances force the sale

Thank you for your question

My name is ***** ***** I shall do my best to help you.

I am afraid that if the Estate Agents do ever link the buyer to the request then yes they can invoice you at any time and under the terms of the contract you are liable to pay

Please ask if you need further details

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your response but my question is probably a general query of the likely hood of estate agents searches to subsequent sales after they no longer have the contract?
Would you risk it?

I have always suspected that Estate agents do indeed run a check after a year - but that is suspicion not knowledge.

I don't think I would take the risk - but it is a personal choice!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, I'm so tired of it all but I'll take your advice

Hopefully it will be sold swiftly

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