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Aston Lawyer, Solicitor
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When an estate agent has been granted a sole agency, should

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When an estate agent has been granted a sole agency, should he receive commission if the property owner finds his own buyer or tenant?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 4 years ago.


Hi there,


Thanks for your enquiry.


I'm afraid to say that nearly all Estate Agents agreements state that if any Buyer is found, during the term of their agreement that they are entitled to their commission if the Buyer proceeds and completes. ie even if the customer does the hard work and finds a Buyer, then the Agent still gets paid!


This is slightly ridiculous but that's the way they operate.


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