Another tale of the unscrupulous and immoral¢â‚¬Â¦¢â‚¬Å“Estate Agent of the Year 2011¢â‚¬Â the advert claims¢â‚¬Â¦how things can change in a year. Gazumping lives on with the gentle encouragement of the friendly Estate Agent¢â‚¬Â¦¢â‚¬Â¦
Yes, having agreed the sale and had the offer accepted, the weasels were baying for that extra commission¢â‚¬Â¦..
We found ourselves in the unfortunate position of losing the buyer of our flat. On our purchase we had the contract ready to sign. All the other paperwork was in place. We were reviewing our options¢â‚¬Â¦a buy-to-let mortgage on our flat was viable, but would take a few days to organise.
Our purchase was through Romans. We were persuaded to re-market our property for sale through Romans with promises of ¢â‚¬Å“keeping the chain alive¢â‚¬Â, ¢â‚¬Å“the sellers are willing to wait¢â‚¬Â, ¢â‚¬Å“Romans have a vested interest¢â‚¬Â ¢â‚¬Â¦the list of stock agent spiel goes on¢â‚¬Â¦.
Waiting in the wings¢â‚¬Â¦enter the new buyer, equipped with enough information to make an attractive offer on our purchase. No communication through our solicitors, no communication through Romans.
We confront the squirming weasels¢â‚¬Â¦.¢â‚¬Âit all happened today¢â‚¬Â¢â‚¬Â¦apparently. Unbeknown to Romans we are in contact with the seller and know this has been in the offing for at least a week¢â‚¬Â¦
The offer is made, accepted and there you have it the Gazump is complete¢â‚¬Â¦.we are left with the legal fees and no property to purchase.
This is a cautionary tale for buyers, and is probably not unique to Romans¢â‚¬Â¦.be wary the weasels are out there¢â‚¬Â¦..