If you decide to terminate the agency contract, seek advice from your lawyer first. They must inform the Agency and the notice should be set out in the general agency agreement. The notice period is provided to allow the Agency to conclude the initiations before the end of the contract. This disclosure takes place in a form that must be included in the Agency`s agreement. You can hire someone to be your agent for all possible purposes. Some of the most common examples of an agency are to hire someone to act like: You should recommend that the seller seek your own legal advice and give you a reasonable amount of time to do so before signing the agency agreement. A famous example of an unnamed agency is when agents acted in Florida in the 1960s on behalf of the Walt Disney Company, the unnamed sponsor. Disney has allowed agents to attempt to acquire land in Orlando for Walt Disney World. The purpose of the brokers was to convince the landowners to sell their property without the owners knowing why the broker was buying it. After the sale of their property, the previous owners learned that Disney was the unknown sponsor. If the landowners had known that the brokers represented Disney, the landowners would undoubtedly have asked for much more money to sell their land, or even refused to sell until they received more compensation. Even if you have been a customer for a long time, the agency must confirm that you are the one you say you are. For more information, visit the Department of Home Affairs (DIA) website.

If you sign a single agency contract, there are some things you should keep in mind: The agency contract becomes mandatory if the client (i.e.. You as the owner/seller of the property or someone who acts legally for you) and the agent has signed it. There is then a one-day cooling-off period during which you can terminate (or “revoke”) the contract. Saturday is included for the purposes of the cooling-off period, but not on public holidays. Most general agency agreements set the notice period. The notice period should allow the Agency to complete any introductions. Your representative is legally required to provide you with a copy of the reede agreement guide before signing an agency contract. You must also receive your written confirmation that you have received it.