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EA wanting admin fee from buyer?

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juneybean Mon 30-Jun-14 10:29:03

I put an offer in on a property which although was listed as going to auction hadn't got that far.

I put the offer in two weeks ago and today the manager has rang me up asking for £3,600 deposit and a £650 +VAT admin fee because it's an auction property. This is the first I've heard anything about this. Do I have to pay this?

MarcoPoloCX Wed 02-Jul-14 08:15:32

You do pay an admin fee to the auctioneer if you got it through an auction. But the fact you got it through the open market via a standard EA, I think they are trying it on.

senua Wed 02-Jul-14 08:22:17

You don't have to do anything, it's all up for negotiation.
Take advice from your solicitor.

juneybean Wed 02-Jul-14 10:04:51

Thanks for the replies, as am on good terms with the vendors I sought their advice and they paid half towards the admin fee. Still very annoying though.

Now my mortgage advisor is saying I should have held back from paying deposit until I had the mortgage underwritten (although I have a DiP?)

Sick of this game now!

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