Rent Renewal Fees v Foxtons & Others
As the rent renewal fees solicitors we have been helping landlords to recover rent renewal commission fees from letting agents such as Foxtons, Chestertons, Chartwell Residential & Atkinson Mcleod. The Court has decided in favour of landlords and we are already helping landlords recover their rent renewal commissions under a NO WIN, NO FEE, basis. Claims of this type are often called Foxtons commisson fees, Foxtons complaints, Foxtons fees, Foxtons commissions, or Foxtons rent renewal fees, simply after the test case of the OFT v Foxtons of which see below.
**Stop Press** Landlord's Victory v Atkinson McLeod Ltd (24.08.11)
At Brentford County Court Atkinson McLeod lost their claim against our Landlord Client for rent renewal fees. Our Landlord Client counter claimed and recovered over £3,000 in renewal fee commissions. We are awaiting the full judgement from the court which will be posted here shortly.
Chartwell Residential v Mr & Mrs Grayston (2010)
As we understand the position, we are the only Solicitors who have successfully applied the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contract Regulations (“the Regulations”) to individual claims. The Regulations are usually enforced by Consumer Group Watchdogs such as the Office of Fair Trading. Mr & Mrs Grayston the landlord Defended the Claim against them for Foxton's type rent renewal fees and counter claimed for the return of fees paid to Chartwell. They won. Read here for more....
Chesterton's Lettings v Mr Finney
Below is the Judgement from the Lambeth County Court where our Landlord Client, Mr Finney OBE, Defended a rent renewal claim by Chesteron's Letting Agents.
We Defended and made a Counter Claim: Mr Finney OBE, was awarded compensation by the Judge, the return of his renewal fee commissions. for more information on the Landlord's success against Chesterton's please click here....
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Landlord Victory - In Lambeth County Court 2010 (No 1)
The Foxtons and OFT Rent Renewal Fee Test Case
If you would like to read the full rent renewal commission fee High Court Judgement please click on this link...
OFT v Foxtons - The Full Court Judgement
...and you will be taken to our page about the court case and a link to the OFT v Foxtons full judgement. If you think you may have a claim or are being threatened by Court action by letting agents contact us without delay.
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OFT vs Foxtons Case
Can I Claim Against My Letting Agent?
- Published 23/03/2011
We have already been successful on two occasions in Court against two letting agents when they sued our landlord client for unpaid rent renewal fee and commissions. Not only did we Defend the claim our landlord client recovered the rent renewal commissions paid to the letting agent over a number of years.
The OFT v Foxtons court case has now opened the flood gates for landlords to stand up and take action.
Our Principal Solicitor, Ronnie Hutcheon who has been following rent renewal commission claims and the OFT v Foxtons case closely believes that action can now be taken to recover the hard earned renewal commissions owed to landlords over the years.
Any landlord wanting the return of the renewal commissions should seek advice from expert rent renewal solicitors for impartial advice. R James Hutcheon Solicitor are able to advise landlords on a no win no fee basis.
So what all landlords should do now is contact R James Hutcheon Solicitors to consider if a claim can be made for the return of all rent renewal payments and commissions.
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Tenancy Renewal Charges To Be Investigated
- Published 11/02/2008
Hutcheons Solicitors are asking private landlords to contact them if they feel they have been unfairly charged by a letting agency with respect to tenancy renewal terms in contracts.
Foxtons and the Rent Renewal Clause
The Judgement in the OFT v Foxtons considered the standard term contract between Foxtons and the Landlord. The clause which was the typical wording of the clause is set out below. It must be remembered that since the test case Foxtons have altered their standard term contracts.
Rent renewal fees or commisions appears to be a south of England issue due to the very high rental yeilds.
Landlords are told about the commission they have to pay when the letting agent finds a tenant typically in the region of 10% of the yearly income. The landlord then pays this fee and when the year comes to an end, the letting agent informs the landlord that as the tenant has signed up for another year, the landlord has to pay a further 10% again and again and again etc until such time as the tenant leave the premises.
LETTING AGENT FEES - LAWFUL OR NOT IN 2011?
Following the important test case of the OFT v Foxtons in the High Court the Judgement in that case has been found to favour of the Landlord rather than the Letting Agent. In general terms the Judge in the Foxtons letting fees case decided that the terms and conditions in the agreement were held to be unfair for the purpose of the unfair terms in consumer contract regulations. At R James Hutcheon Solicitors we have managed to win in court twice and recover over £20,000 in letting fee commissions against Foxtons in an out of court settlement.
The OFT Welcomes High Court Decision on Foxtons' Use of Unfair Terms
The OFT has today welcomed a landmark High Court ruling that certain terms and conditions used by Foxtons Ltd in its lettings agreements with landlords are unfair.
As a result of this ruling, made in proceedings brought by the OFT under the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (UTCCRs), the OFT will now ask the High Court to go on to grant injunctions preventing the continued use of the terms by Foxtons.
Atkinson McLeod lost their claim for Renewal Fees at the Brentford County Court, not only did Atkinson McLeod lose but they were ordered to repay rent renewal commissions back to the Landlord represented by R James Hutcheon Solicitors
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