Posted by Stephen Welfare, Partner
How much did you say? – an estate agency law update
The Estate Agents Act 1979 (“the Act”) has been with us for some 34 years, the major part coming into force in May 1982. The important Regulations referred to at Section 18 of the Act came into force on 29 July 1991 (“the Regulations”) . So there really should be no surprises and no reasons for disputes over when a person acting as an estate agent is entitled to a commission, and how much they should be paid, and yet disputes continue and commissions are lost.