Private Sale - estate agents now claiming a commission
I was contacted via the land registry recently with a speculative offer to buy my house. It was not on the market at the time but we agreed a price. 2 years earlier, my house had been on the market with an agent but quickly removed as it upset tenants. It appears my buyer had been given the draft details and she contacted me speculatively to see whether I would be open to selling. She had never viewed the house so I made arrangements for her to do so and we negotiated a price. The surveyor went to collect keys and informed the EA of the buyers name and agreed price. The EA are now pursuing me for the 1.5% commission. Surely they are not entitled to as over 2 years has passed since it was on the market. I have asked for signed copies of the terms and the draft details as I don't think I signed either as I think I was only on the market 3-4 weeks. Grateful for any insights.
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