- Sep 25, 2012
Yeah, sure, it’s the admin burden, but if the new price is R50k higher, they can ask for R25k to walk away. Any deposit is presumably in an interest-bearing trust and will be refunded (if that's not in the OTP, obviously the buyer shouldn’t walk away). Stipulate that the estate agent cannot charge any fee of any kind from the deposit or anywhere else.Buying a house is no small thing.
It's not really money for jam, having that ripped out from under you by a cocksucker estate agent.
I don't know about others, but I don’t really believe in the “dream-home” thing. They'll find another house.