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Understanding the terms of an agency agreement

Katrine Sporle
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"Having signed a 16-week sole agency agreement, a sale was agreed but fell through and the sellers' niece bought the property. The agency charged the sellers the full commission. Unacceptable, says Katrine…

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Assured rent payments

Katrine Sporle
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"Investors in Asia took advantage of an opportunity to receive assured rent for student accommodation, whether or not the rent had been paid. However, the agency failed to meet their commitments, says…

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Lack of information on file

Katrine Sporle
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"If a vendor withdraws from a sale and the agent remarkets the property, the agent should, of course, advise the potential buyer – in writing!” says Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman.

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Avoiding business ‘divorce’

Adam Walker
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Divorce is a terrible thing. All marriages start with high hopes of eternal happiness and yet, says Adam Walker, decades later, half of all marriages end in divorce. Business ‘divorce’ is even…

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Get a new agency website… tomorrow!

The Negotiator
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It’s amazing, but, says BestAgent, it is true. Their new website function, allowing agents to enjoy their own fully responsive, SEO-ready, Wordpress managed agency site, is available on the same day...

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Big headlines slow sales

Kate Faulkner
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Designs On Property tracks and summarises the property indices. Kate Faulkner says, “Worrying headlines about huge job losses, coupled with little change to income versus inflation, people can be easily spooked and…

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