Disputes about whether commission is payable by an agent to a client are common and in the context of property usually an estate agent or property agent is the claimant. A common issue that surfaces in these types of disputes is whether the agent was the effective cause of the transaction. This issue might occur in cases where a purchaser was introduced by different agents.
Another issue which arises frequently in a claim made by a selling agent is the question of his compliance with the RERA. Of course not all claims are made by selling agents. Agents are also instructed to introduce properties to clients and sometimes negotiate the price.
This is quite common in case a client is interested in properties that are not featured on the open market. In this context disputes can arise in relation to unnamed or undisclosed principals.