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Agents renewal commission is unfair says Judge

Agents need to be careful with commission renewal clauses

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… Continue Reading

Foxtons case concluded – now is the time for agents to review their agency agreements

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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… Continue Reading

Foxtons withdraws appeal

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Two property web-sites have been reporting that Foxtons have withdrawn their appeal to the Court of Appeal against the High Court decision against them last year.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… Continue Reading

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