Livid! Viewed property with this agent ( who give other agents such a bad name) offered on the spot
Offer accepted week later BUT was pretty much bullied & blackmailed into getting a mortgage through them even though we had a few mortgage offers already. Agent told us that there was another offer on the table and the vendor has said " he wants prospective buyer to arrange mortgage with fox & sons"
The property will be sold to whoever arranges their mortgage with them.
We met vendor and later called to have a chat , when asked if that was the case , he replied " no, of course not, I just said I\'d like a smooth chain" it made no difference to him where the mortgage comes from. Fox & sons say " the vendor would prefer if we look after and oversee the whole sale to ensure it goes smoothly" to them this means securing a mortgage deal with them , only then do we qualify for their so called buyer incentive ! We get £1000 off purchase price if we take up their mortgage
I asked agent if he could put all this in writing , he said "no" can\'t do that!
Now, agent has called ( 3/4 weeks after offer been accepted ) saying other people who put offer has now increased their offer. Fed up with lying, bullish behaviour from these young agents.
Nothing but awful! These agents get more ££ selling mortgages than houses
Probably no point going to property ombudsman as its long process & have to put it in writing with agents having 30 days or so to reply. There is no proof so what can be done?
Surely , fox & sons should not be allowed to do such thing and there should be a law against this
Why has nothing been done?? Even worse, I read fox & sons are founder members of the ombudsman !!!! No justice! We may lose the house or end up paying over the odds!
Please, don\'t use them to sell your property
What agent could do to change your mind?
Stop trading! Stop using false conditions on buyers / sellers