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Couple win £5,000 for lesbian house advert – Daily Telegraph

“A lesbian couple who were publicly outed in a web advert by their estate agents have won £5,000 in compensation.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Estate agents lose out to vendors in appeal ruling – The Times

“Estate agents have lost the right to commission if a buyer to whom they show a property then makes an offer through another joint agency.”

Full story

The Times, 28th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Bicknell v Foxtons Ltd – Times Law Reports

Bicknell v Foxtons Ltd

Court of Appeal

“An estate agent was entitled to a commission under a sole agency agreement only if he introduced to the client a person who was the eventual purchaser.”

The Times, 1st May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

OFT sues Foxtons over ‘unfair’ rental commissions – The Times

“The way estate agents charge commission on residential property lettings could be dramatically overhauled after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) launched a legal case against Foxtons, claiming the agency’s terms and conditions are unfair.”

Full story

The Times, 26th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

HIPS – OFT advises estate agents on their obligations – OFT

“The OFT has today advised all estate agents in England and Wales that a failure to comply with the new Home Information Packs (HIPs) regulations could result in a ban from estate agency work.”

Full story

OFT press release, 31st July 2007

Source: www.oft.gov.uk

Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007

Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk


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