Double Charging Estate Agents
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10 Nov 2014
I would like to see local estate agents join the fight to stop home buyers and sellers being ripped off by double charging. In these sales, agents charge fees to both the buyer and the seller even though it is on the same property.
Everyone has heard horror stories about buying a home, but the kinds of behaviours we’re seeing now with fees and charges are fast becoming a nightmare. Charging buyers a fee on top of the price of their new home means they have to offer a lower price to sellers. The only people who do well out of these deals are the agents who get a nice fat fee, billing both the buyer and the seller.
It is costs like these that can make it harder for people to get on and up the property ladder. That’s why I can’t believe the Government refused to listen to calls to deal with this.