Tag Archives: fees

Consumer Rights Act 2015 and lettings agent fees. More duties for lettings agents?

From 27 May 2015 there will be a statutory duty on lettings agents in England  to publicise the fees they charge. What needs doing? Agents need to display prominently in each office and on the agent’s website ( if there is one): A list of fees. The list must give enough information so that a […]

Advertising guidance for letting agents and private landlords

…..is finally with us. Readers will recall the case involving a complaint against Your-move.co.uk Ltd ( Your Move) stating that an advert that had been placed on Rightmove did not contain details of compulsory charges such as administration fees. We blogged on this here. So six months down the line we have some guidance from […]

Lettings Fees

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has decided that all charges that will be imposed on a proposed Tenant must be made clear in all advertising of the property prior to the letting. In other words, no hidden fees. This comes after a complaint was made against Your-move.co.uk Ltd ( Your Move) stating that an advert […]

Cancellation Notice

In a recent case in Watford County Court an agent sought his commission for the successful sale of a property in October 2009. The Defendant defended the claim on the basis that no Cancellation Notice in the prescribed form pursuant to the Cancellation of Contracts in a Consumer’s home or Place of Work etc Regulations […]

OFT v Foxtons- The Final Order

The final order in the OFT v Foxtons case is available.

OFT v Foxtons- A Clarification

A small clarification and explanation of the situation in OFT v Foxtons.

Agents Fees

In the recent case of Foxtons v Pelkey-Bicknell the Court if Appeal considered the fee provisions in Foxtons terms of business. These were based on the Estate Agents (Provision of Information) Regulations 1991 but are similar to those used across much of the estate and lettings field. There was extensive discussion regarding the nature of […]