Terrible time with council tenant and shock at how law treats landlords15:32 PM, 9th January 2019
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16:57 PM, 13th July 2015
About 4 years ago
I have just been made an offer from my current tenant to buy the house he is renting from me. Ok, I do not wish to go through the agent who is managing the letting but have noticed in the contract that I have to pay them 1.5% + vat if I sell to a tenant introduced by them.
The tenant has been in the property for five years so the agent has had approx. £6000
over that time for basically collecting and paying the rent to me. I did have the property up for sale with them five years ago before deciding to rent it.
I can not see how they can charge me when I do not have a contract with them to sell the property. It also makes me suspicious as he has said he will reduce it to 0.5% + vat for having been a good customer.
Is it legal what he is saying as I am reluctant to pay anything as he hasn’t actually done anything.
Any advice will be most appreciated.
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