3. Estate agents

You must sign a legally binding contract with an estate agent if you use one to sell your home.

You must stick to the terms of the contract or you could be taken to court.

Estate agents must also treat buyers fairly. They must show any offers promptly and in writing to the person selling the house.

Estate agents are also legally obliged to pass on any other offers for the property right up to when contracts are exchanged.

Complaints about estate agents

All estate agents must belong to one of the following schemes to deal with complaints:

You must first complain to the estate agent and give them a fair chance to sort out the problem before you complain to either scheme.

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