Not asked to sign an Estate Agent contract - can I walk away?
I verbally agreed with a local agent that he should market my former home. We had a couple of meetings, he explained his commission rate, that the house would be put on RightMove and advertised locally with a For Sale board outside. As I am not in area anymore, I needed a local agent to show people round, and hopefully sell the house. In March 2011 there were three viewings following two newspaper photo ads. Since then there have been no adverts and no viewings and I'm looking to either instruct a different agent or advertise it myself on other websites. If the house sells through my own advertising, will I still have to pay the agent commission? If I walk away now, will I have to pay him for the two photos included in his local paper ads plus the cost of preparing the sales brochure, or will he adopt a 'no sale - no fee' attitude?
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