Tag Archives: Unfair Terms
Foxtons have announced that they will not be pursuing their appeal against the decision against them in OFT v Foxtons.
Well, as we suggested might happen here, Foxtons is going to appeal the decision of the High Court in the light of the Supreme Court ruling in the Bank Charges case. The Times has reported this (slightly badly) here. However, it is questionable whether the implications are as important for other agents as the Times […]
The OFT has lost in the Supreme Court in relation to the Bank Charges case. This will have implications for the case of OFT v Foxtons.
The Supreme Court will rule in the OFT v Abbey National case next week. The outcome of this will have an impact on the OFT v Foxtons case.
Are landlords consumers for the purposes of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contract Regulations?
The Foxtons case has been widely mis-reported
Following the ruling today in this matter, letting agent terms of business may well contain some significant flaws and unenforceable terms. In particular any term which seeks to charge a commission fee where the landlord sells the property to the tenant will be deemed unfair. In addition, where an agent seeks to charge commission on […]
The OFT press release on today’s judgment can be found here The judgement can be found in full here
Its 9.30 and we’re waiting for the judge to give his decision which should start 10.00. It appears that both parties have had early copies of his judgment and hints have started to leak. First indications appear to show that the oft have succeeded on the matter of charging commission to landlords who sell their […]
The judgement in this matter is being rendered at 10am tomorrow in the High Court. PainSmith solicitors are contracted to one of the main organisations representing lettings agents to provide a brief electronic response and a full consideration. The brief response should be available late tomorrow.