legality of infinity charges by letting agent?

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    legality of infinity charges by letting agent?

    My letting agent agrees that I can terminate their services, but claims I have to continue to pay them commission as long as the tenant remains in my house. Is this true?(The tenant has been in the property for 2 years).

    Welcome Diane: I can't read from here the original terms you agreed between yourself & your agent when you started - not the tenancy, but agents terms & conditions. Could you check??

    Such a term is very common - suggest you ask your esteemed agent to point out how & when & in what form (email, signature, piece of paper waved at you from 10 feet away..) your agreement was gained...

    If the agent has been seriously negligent you may probably fire them & claim you are no longer bound by such a clause anyway...

    Someone better informed will be along soon hopefully...
    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...


      If you read the OFT v Foxtons case, I believe the judge makes a passing remark about this sort of clause being justifiable (assuming you as LL are a consumer) for about 4-5 years. I don't have that case to hand, but it may be worth you looking at it.


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