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    Assignment of Management Contract - is that possible?

    I have a house which was transferred to me as part of a divorce settlement.

    This belonged to a company owned by my ex husband. He entered into an agreement with a lettings company for full management.

    When I got the house, I wrote to the management company and said that I was going to manage the house myself. They wrote back to tell me that "the management of the property was assigned to them in the transfer of the property to me" i.e. that they will carry on managing it - even though I don't want them to, and even though I have never had any dealings with them, let alone signed an agreement with them.

    They owe me 2 months rent and the depoist of over £1100.

    What should I do? Do they have any rights?

    Thanks
    SF

    #2
    Write and ask to see written proof of any contract that says you, the owner have agreed them managing the property.



    Freedom at the point of zero............

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      #3
      Thanks - I have done exactly that - although looking through the paperwork I can't see anything about this.

      Surely though I can't be held to a contract I didn't sign?

      Thanks
      SF

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        #4
        Originally posted by silverflora View Post
        Surely though I can't be held to a contract I didn't sign?
        You're right the agent had an agreement with another owner, so now ownership has changed you can safely dispense with their services. There will be nothing within the Deed of Transfer that states this I would wager.

        Ask your solicitor who presumably acted on your behalf.
        The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

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