Shelter’s Income and expenditure figures highlighted13:57 PM, 4th February 2019
About 2 weeks ago 35
I am buying a house from my brother that he is renting via an agent. I do not want to use the agent and would like to manage it myself however the existing tenants want to stay whom were found by the agent.
The agent has said to me that this is only possible if either myself or my brother pay him an introductory fee of £350+VAT as he is forgoing his right to rent.
Is this true if the house is being sold from one person to another and there will legally be a new owner of the property?
The agent is being awkward and putting pressure to pay it up front or he will take it from the rent and I am not sure where I stand legally.
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