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
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.
Of course, I am not an expert in this matter, but I can say that everyone who owns real estate must sign a contract with a real estate company. And I think it's obvious because if one of the owners does not want to sell the property, it will be illegal to sell it. It's just logic, man! Although, when I was selling my real estate, I discussed all such issues with this real estate company -- Satchells Hitchin, and they always dealt with everything well: documentation, registration, and so on. I hope my post will help you. Good luck!