Archive for the 'estate agents' Category

Regulation of estate agents ‘unnecessary’, says OFT – Law Society’s Gazette

“Solicitors have expressed disappointment that the Office of Fair Trading did not propose the regulation of estate agents in its home buying and selling report published last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd February 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Office of Fair Trading vs Foxtons Ltd – Times Law Reports

Office of Fair Trading vs Foxtons Ltd

Chancery Division

“Provisions in an estate agent’s standard terms and conditions of its letting contracts with landlords relating to renewal commission, third party renewal commission and sales commission were unfair.”

The Times, 29th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Foxtons’ contracts were unfair because key terms were hidden, rules High Court – OUT-LAW.com

“The terms and conditions in a letting agency’s contracts with landlords were unfair, the High Court has said. The agency, Foxtons, must now change the way it contracts with landlords.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th July 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Office of Fair Trading v Foxtons Ltd – Times Law Reports

Office of Fair Trading v Foxtons Ltd

Court of Appeal

“An injunction granted in a general challenge by the Office of Fair Trading against the unfairness of certain clauses in an estate agent’s standard terms could extend to the continuing use of unfair terms in an existing contract.”

The Times, 10th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Office of Fair Trading v Foxtons Ltd – WLR Daily

Office of Fair Trading v Foxtons Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 288; [2009] WLR (D) 128

“An injunction granted in a general challenge by the Office of Fair Trading against the unfairness of certain clauses in an estate agent’s standard terms could extend to the continuing use of unfair terms in an existing contract.”

WLR Daily, 6th April 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Solicitors to take on estate agents – The Times

“Solicitors have declared war on estate agents. They are calling for a licensing system to bring them under strict regulation and for greater transparency over what they call excessive fees.”

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The Times, 19th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Agents ‘breaking home pack law’ – BBC News

“Some estate agents in England and Wales are breaking the law by marketing properties without ordering a Home Information Pack, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 2nd August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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