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A serious question on house selling

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UzziInSunshine

UzziInSunshine Report 11 Apr 2013 18:58

Carol I haven´t yet phoned the estate agent as I have only just found out.
I do wonder about the fact the estate agent phoned me after the buyers had been and did not tell me they had been there. Checking to see if I had been told maybe ?

UzziInSunshine

UzziInSunshine Report 11 Apr 2013 18:54

terryj that has also been my thoughts, but I am not sure as yet where I stand but I do think it was unethical of the estate agent, I wonder if if it is illegal?

As you said a legal minefield

Island

Island Report 11 Apr 2013 18:54

In my recent experience Uzzi the estate agent escorted us at the house we were buying and only allowed us to be at the house alone with the permission of the seller. We were not handed the keys until we had completed.

InspectorGreenPen

InspectorGreenPen Report 11 Apr 2013 18:54

Certainly as a general principle, the estate agent might have authority to enter in order to show prospective purchasers around, but not to hand over the keys

Without knowing more about how the agent was instructed nor at what stage the sale was at, it is only possible to speculate.

Why don't you ask them?

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 11 Apr 2013 18:53

No I don't think your wrong to question why.

I would be more than perturbed and the agent would get an ear bashing.

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 11 Apr 2013 18:52

I do hope you rang the Estate Agents & asked about this. They did not know just what you still had in the house, its value, or if the new owners were trustworthy.

terryj

terryj Report 11 Apr 2013 18:49

don't think that is right
what if they didn't buy after all just decided to squat instead
what if property went missing or was damaged
legal minefield all round

UzziInSunshine

UzziInSunshine Report 11 Apr 2013 18:46

A couple of days ago my Aunt and Uncle were in my Mum´s house doing the final pack up, when the buyers turned up to measure up, with the keys from the estate agent.
Now nobody knew that my aunt and Uncle was going to be there. They all knew mother and I live in Spain.

I wonder why when I still had contents in the house did the estate agent hand the keys over to the buyer and allow them unlimited access ?
Am I wrong to question this ? Even if the house was empty (which the estate agent knew it wasn´t) is giving the keys to the buyer, before contract without contacting the the seller right?
They would have got away with it if nobody was in the house as it is the buyers were so surprised to find that somebody was staying in the house for a few days.

I am quite perturbed that an estate agent could hand the keys over so easy.

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