Harlequin Garden

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Harlequin Garden

17:08 PM, 28th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Harlequin Garden

17:06 PM, 28th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Tenant leaves with 3 years left but 4 years commission paid to agent?

The contract does say that they collect the commission upfront but the only reference to returning a percentage of it is that it is not returned if I enact any break clause.

I am about to agree to the contract being surrendered and intend to chase the commission as the tenant/company is about to go into liquidation. I just need to check that surrendering doesn't mean that I've enacted a break clause, there have been so many weasel words with this issue that I need to be careful. I'd like this one behind me as I know there are more to come.... Read More

Harlequin Garden

10:00 AM, 26th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Tenant leaves with 3 years left but 4 years commission paid to agent?

Reply to the comment left by Vedran Beader at 26/03/2020 - 09:53
Thanks, give me a bit of hope in these straightened times! I'm not pushing the agent at the moment as I'm hoping they'll deal with the deposit issue as they have a 'relationship' (yes sounds a bit dodgy) with the company let. When this is settled I'll go for the commission, I've a feeling we are looking at quiet times.

Where possible I do all my own lettings but for some reason there is a price ceiling where prospective tenants just won't come and come via an agent. As a rule I give them a very wide berth, and being in Central London rents are high.... Read More

Harlequin Garden

9:28 AM, 26th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Tenant leaves with 3 years left but 4 years commission paid to agent?

Reply to the comment left by Graham Bowcock at 26/03/2020 - 09:13
Under normal circumstances I would just move on - but we are not in normal circumstances we can't even do viewings - if we had people to view so reletting for the next few months is not a possibility as I'm sure you know. The Guarantor who is now a company director - weird as he wasn't when he acted as guarantor - has told me that the company is going into liquidation next month. I have a solicitor on standby with this but had hoped to sort it out myself with just the deposit and flat back rather than the guarantor now threatening to make me 'evict' him.... Read More

Harlequin Garden

9:23 AM, 26th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Tenant leaves with 3 years left but 4 years commission paid to agent?

Reply to the comment left by Doug Ellison at 26/03/2020 - 08:55
The only reference to this in my contract with the agent is that no commission is returned if I enact any break clause.

I'd getting more difficult now as the 'guarantor' who apparently didn't know he was a guarantor (but is now as of early March a director of the company) is saying that he will return the flat if I return the deposit, it had never entered my head to return the deposit. The agent is saying that the rent is one week late - which it is not, we are one week into the 1 month period. Lots of arguing but the biggest part of this claim for me is the large commission chunk. I've offered the agent the opportunity to remarket the place and use the commission they have as a credit but seems they are insulted I want them to 'do the work' twice.

Small fry at the moment but this is just the start of it having quite a largeish portfolio.... Read More