Agency fees case ruled in favour of home sellers

A couple charged commission by two estate agents after selling their home have won a landmark case for other property owners, experts say. George and Hilary Wood were taken to the small claims court by original agent Palmer Snell for not paying £7,935 commission – although their home was sold by Fortnam Smith & Banwell. The judge, finding in favour of the Woods, cited the case Foxtons v Bicknell & Another, 2008, where the Court of Appeal ruled for an estate agent to claim commission it had to be involved in the sale, not just the introduction.

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Posted 08/08/2018