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Why do Real Estate agents get sued? – A Real Estate Blog Series

Posted on 08 Jul'14 Tags: , , in Real Estate, Real Estate Blog Series

Real Estate Agents and Professional Negligence: Walking the Tight Rope!

Misleading or vague information, misrepresentation and over-, or under-, valuations are just a few reasons why clients take out negligence litigation against estate agents.

We’ll be covering this topic in detail over our first series of articles on Real Estate. These articles focus on the statutory and common law obligations that real estate agents owe to their clients and customers followed by critical analysis of leading case law on the topic.

In this series, we aim to demystify and lay out the process for you in the simplest terms. We hope that throughout the next few months, you will be well equipped to avoid any legality surrounding the sale or purchase of homes or any property with our helpful and easy tips.

As the articles are published, they will be listed on this page, or you can easily access them from our “Real Estate Blog Series”  category.

Part 1 – Real Estate Agents’ Duty of Care: Legal Framework

Part 1.2 –  Real Estate Agents’ General Obligations to Clients

Part 1.3 – Real Estate Agents’ Fiduciary Obligations to Clients

Part 2 – Dual Agency

Part 3 – Negligence Battles Reaching Courtrooms: Overview of Case Law, Krawchuck v. Scherbak et al

Part 4 –  Negligence Battles Reaching Courtrooms: Overview of Case Law, Idzan v. Broadfoot

Part 5 – Negligence Battles Reaching Courtrooms: Overview of Case Law, Harela v. Powell

Part 6 – Negligence Battles Reaching Courtrooms: Overview of Case Law, Halliwell v. Lazarus

Part 7 – Negligence Battles Reaching Courtrooms: Overview of Case Law, Kwok v. Griffiths

Part 8 – Negligence Battles Reaching Courtrooms: Overview of Case Law, Wemyss V. Moldenhauer

 

Disclaimer: The above article is not a legal opinion as every case is different and is only for general awareness. Please contact us for specific questions and legal advise.