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    Dispute about estate agent commission

    Hi all,
    I have an EA from hell and I could do with a decent one for a newbie landlord who has now migrated abroad. I have had a hell of a bad time with the EA with regards to finding decent tenants and finally decided to give them the boot. The last tenant that they found was due to sign agreement over the weekend but asked for a 3rd viewing after initially agreeing about two weeks ago. I was losing patience and ended the agreement. Now the EA are claiming that the commission for the full year is due as they found the tenant (who obviously I didn't agree or contract with).
    Is that enforceable?
    Thanks,

    #2
    It depends on the wording of your agreement with the agent.
    They're all different.
    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).

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