Law of Estate Agency
By John Murdoch
Estates Gazette – 2009 – 373 pages
Since its first publication in 1975, John Murdoch’s Law of Estate Agency has been the leading work on this important subject. This new fifth edition offers authoritative guidance on all recent legal developments, both legislative and in the courts, of concern to practising estate agents.
Judicial decisions on such matters as commission claims and liability for misdescription are of great concern to practitioners, as is the increasing tendency of clients to defend an action for fees by claiming that the agent’s terms of business contravene consumer protection rules inspired by the EU. These developments, and many more, are given expert coverage.
1. Introduction to Agency Law 2. Duties of Estate Agents and Auctioneers 3. Rights of Estate Agents and Auctioneers 4. The Contract of Sale 5. Misinformation 6. Deposits and Other Payments 7. The Estate Agents Act 1979 8. Other Controls on Estate Agency
John Murdoch is a former Professor of Law at the University of Reading