A letting agent claims £2,000 from a landlord under a contract clause for commission on renewal of the tenancy – can they do this?
Regular readers of this blog will remember the Office of Fair Trading v. Foxtons case a couple of years ago. Foxtons were sued by the OFT claiming that three of their landlord agency agreement terms were unfair under the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (see a summary of my blog posts here). To […]
After the Foxtons case, many landlords wondered how the courts would treat renewal commission clauses in landlords contracts with their letting agents. A recent case reported in the Legal Action Magazine is interesting. The case is Chesterton Global Ltd v. Finney, Lambeth County Court, 30 April 2010 (it has been previously reported on the Pain […]
I have just learned that a final order has been made in the case of the Office of Fair Trading v. Foxtons, which I have written about in the past (see here). Foxtons have now made ‘significant changes’ to its standard terms and conditions which have satisfied the OFT ‘including making the liability to pay […]
Two property web-sites have been reporting that Foxtons have withdrawn their appeal to the Court of Appeal against the High Court decision against them last year. You will find a summary (as at October 2009) of my other posts on the OFT v. Foxtons case here. The two articles that I have seen are on the PainSmith Blog and […]