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estate agent

a business which acts as an AGENT on behalf of personal and industrial clients in the buying and selling of land and buildings. Estate agents provide various services for their clients including the valuation and pricing of land and buildings, advice on the attributes of the land or building itself and the locality in which it is situated, and conveyancing, surveying, inspection and MORTGAGE contacts. The provision of estate agency services in the UK is regulated by the Estate Agency Act 1979 which lays down general rules of good conduct and can ban persons who are deemed unfit for this purpose. See CONVEYANCE, BUILDING SOCIETY.

estate agent

an AGENT who acts on behalf of clients in selling houses, industrial property and land.
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The measures will ensure that these businesses do not face disproportionate costs as a result of regulations intended for traditional estate agents.
Some estate agents can help you to compile the pack, or they may recommend a specialist HIP provider who can do it for you.
Although many estate agents already belong to a redress scheme on a voluntary basis, it is not currently compulsory for all agents to be members, leaving disgruntled consumers with little alternative but to pursue their grievances through the courts.
A In our experience the best measures of a good estate agent are the amount of market exposure they provide, their guarantees and customer care program, and their charges.
Short sales fail when real estate agents do not know how to be proactive in the process and successfully negotiate with banks to accept a discounted purchase offer," Murphy said, who has trained over 1,200 agents across the nation on short sale strategies.
Sean Newman of Newman Estate Agents said: "This award is the finest possible tribute to all the time and effort everyone has put in to maintain the highest standards of customer service and professionalism.
They are urging people to watch for the 'Ombudsman for Estate Agents/ Office of Fair Trading Approved' logo when making their choice of estate agent - whether house-hunting or selling.
Estate agents have until February 24 to enter and questionnaires must be completed by Friday, April 21.
If you appoint more than one estate agent to sell your property under a sole agency or a sole selling rights contract, each agent has the right to claim their fee when the property is sold, although you can ask several estate agents to act for you on a multiple-agency basis.
Estate agents may also manage rented property and ensure that landlord/tenant legal obligations are complied with.
A total of 250 estate agents from across the UK entered the competition, where members of the National Association of Estate Agents were eligible to enter.
The estate agents Carlo had been with would have charged him pounds 1,900 commissionn but the websiste didn't charge him a penny.