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    Agency ownership change

    My current letting agent has been bought by another agency that I had a dispute with in the past and now find myself back with them with no choice

    Did you have a question?

    What does the agreement with the "current letting agent" (not AST) say about change of ownership ?? Or notice period by you??
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...


      I would tell the new owner the contract has ended and see how they respond.


        Did the takeover involve the purchase of goodwill or the acquisition of shares?


          My estate agent has been bought and taken over by another agent in which I havent a contract with them. Can i get out of clause with my full management with the old agents as i feel they dont seem to be much help {old agents}after my house flooded. i was notified the day the new agent took over


            As per @Lawcruncher's post above, it depends on what was purchased.

            If you have an agreement with company x and company y purchases it entirely, the chances are that your contract is still with company x, which is now entirely owned by company y.

            If company y didn't completely buy company x, it would depend on what they did buy.

            Most contracts don't have change of ownership clauses in them (because that makes them less valuable).
            So I don't see any obvious reason that your contract should now be able to be "got out" of other than however you are able to end it now.

            When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
            Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


              When my agency was bought out I refused to sign their contract and when they made some basic errors told them I was unhappy and was leaving and going elsewhere. Seemed to work for me.


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