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estate agent

a person who provides services for the marketing and sale of property. The extent of the authority of the agent depends on the terms of the agreement with the principal (see AGENCY). The business is now regulated by legislation. The Office of Fair Trading has powers to enforce the Act. So far as the day-to-day conduct of their business is concerned, estate agents must comply with the provisions of the Property misdescriptions legislation, as must others who carry out similar work such as solicitors.
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Speaking at the bank's annual Estate Agent Grand Finale, Mpumzi Pupuma, managing director of Standard Bank, said the fact that the number of participating estate agents increased by 50% is a sign of their commitment to enhance the valuable relationship with the bank.
A licensed estate agency branch guarantees that at least one agent within that branch is qualified in residential property sales - either through formal qualification or through length of membership of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).
Contact us at asktheexpert@dailyrecord.co.uk What do you do if you want to change your estate agent? We have been inundated with enquiries concerning possible charges or other obstacles.
The survey results state 84% of sellers who have actively engaged an estate agent in the last 12 months would be happy to recommend them to a friend.
It is times like these in difficult market conditions that choosing the right estate agent becomes more important.
Since the controversial packs were abolished on May 20, North East estate agents have seen a bottleneck of properties clear and a wave of houses hit the region's market, with an estimated 58% increase in new instructions.
THERE'S a lot to think about when selling your home, and choosing the right estate agent is crucial.
And one in four estate agents' offices has also closed, a survey claimed.
The association representing the island's estate agents had been publicly complaining, for some time now, about individuals who were brokering deals without a licence, particularly the firm in question, which had become very big in the last five years and was taking business away from other companies.
NEIL and Christine Dakin sold their four-bed detached house in Rossendale, Lancs, through online estate agents www.house network.co.uk.
ROGUE estate agents have been exposed in a shocking undercover investigation.
GREEDY estate agents are bullying homebuyers into buying expensive loans and insurance.