Instructing A Second Estate Agent During 28 Day Notice Period

Today’s question was from Zoopla user maisycat.

Can I engage another estate agent while in 28 day notice period with old agent?

Can I Engage Another Agent Whilst In My 28 Day Notice Period?

Jonathan Rolande talks about selling your house with multiple estate agents and if you can instruct a second estate agent within your 28 day notice period.

Video Transcription

The simple answer is yes, you can engage as many agents as you want during the period of notice, it is after all your property.

The thing to check though very carefully and speak to the agent about and confirm in writing from them, is whether they intend to charge you commission if you instruct another agent during their period of agency or especially if you sell the property in that time.

You could be liable for two or more commissions if you’re not careful so you need to make sure that the first agent gives you permission to instruct the other agent, unless you’re prepared to take the risk of paying two fees, if you do actually sell.

Jonathan Rolande

Jonathan Rolande

Jonathan Rolande began in the property industry in 1987 and has extensive knowledge of the property buying sector. Jonathan is also an avid supporter of greater regulation in the industry. Founding the National Association of Property Buyers to offer essential information to property sellers.