Disputes with estate agents

How DAS Law can help you

Our experienced team of dispute resolution lawyers will provide you with practical legal advice if you have a legal dispute with an estate agent.

These are some of the outcomes we can achieve for you:

  • We can defend claims by estate agents for fees.
  • We can negotiate reasonable payments for the work estate agents have actually carried out.
  • Important things to consider

    Here are some important things you should be aware of regarding your legal problem:

    • If you have signed the Estate Agent’s terms or otherwise clearly accepted them, and if those terms are unambiguous and require you to pay a fee in certain circumstances, disputing an Estate Agent’s fees can be challenging.

    How much will it cost?

    If you would like DAS Law to help you with your dispute with an estate agent, there are a number of ways of funding your legal costs, including: 

    Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI)

    If you have a motor or home insurance policy this may include LEI cover.  If so, your legal costs may be covered by that policy, subject to its terms and conditions.  If you are unsure if your insurance policy includes LEI cover, we will check this with you.

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    Personal Funds

    If you do not have LEI cover, then we have a host of fee options which we will tailor to suit your needs.  Often we will take cases on a conditional fee basis (also known as “no win no fee”). 

    Where this is not suitable we offer fixed fees and discounted hourly rates.  For certain cases we will also consider a damages based agreement, where we receive a limited proportion of damages if the case is successful and nothing if it is not. 

    Our legal advisers are always happy to discuss our fee options with you in more detail.

    What should you do next?

    If you would like to speak to a dispute resolution expert about your legal problem, please contact us by calling 0345 604 7298, or email enquiries@daslaw.co.uk.

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    William Ellerton

    Head of Litigation & Dispute Management, Solicitor

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    Chris Brewin

    Principal Associate, Solicitor

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    Daniel Scarrott

    Senior Associate, Solicitor

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    Even if an estate agent’s terms look, on the face of it, to leave little room for argument, the fee being sought may well be substantial. In those circumstances, it may be worth seeking the advice of a lawyer.

    William Ellerton, Dispute Management

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