Estate agent contract

Discussion in 'Legal & Regulatory' started by Kirstine, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. Kirstine

    Kirstine New Member

    Hello, I am just wondering if anyone can shed some light on the legalities of estate agent contracts, do both owners of the property have to sign estate agent contract or can they just ask for one? Thank you
  2. I would assume - although I am no expert - that all owners of the property would need to sign to appoint a representative?

    Imagine the situation where a property is for sale via different people with different estate agents - oh no, a recipe for disaster!
  3. Longterminvestor

    Longterminvestor Administrator

    At the end of the day both parties would need to sign documents to complete a sale so why would it be different with an estate agent contract?
  4. Kirstine

    Kirstine New Member

    I agree but my estate agent only has my ex partners signature not mine, he is telling me that he only needs one and im struggling to find out wether they need one or two
  5. diyhelp

    diyhelp Active Member

    I dont believe that for a second - they have signed the contract not you. If you agree to sell the house that is up to you but if you dont then where does this leave your ex-partner. They have agreed a sale in principle but the other party wont sell.

    If you name is on the deeds then there is nothing your partner can do without your say so. I cant believe any estate agent would agree to act without the consent of both parties.
  6. FWL

    FWL Member

    Is there a dispute between you and your ex-partner? This could get very messy!

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