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    Sole Agent Query

    Hi all,

    I signed terms and conditions with an estate agent that I would use them as the sole agent for 8 weeks. They don't seem to be getting as much interest as I had hoped (I have dropped the price).
    I know I break the terms if I use another estate agent so that is not an option- but does anyone know if I can can advertise the flat myself too and not break the terms? I.e. can I put it on gumtree, spareroom, openrent websites?

    Many thanks,

    Only the terms and conditions that you signed will be able to tell you that. Have a read of them again and see.


      Thank you, yes you are right it says I can only use the one agent for 8 weeks.


        yep... you'll just have to suck that up and put it down to experience. Best not to do that in future.


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