Follow @PoliticsIE
 
 
 
Page 1 of 18 1234511 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 179

Thread: Estate Agents, Do they go to class to learn how to lie..

  1. #1
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Sligo
    Posts
    1,766
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Estate Agents, Do they go to class to learn how to lie..

    ..so well? I dropped a tidy amount to buy a place outside Sligo town and when I asked for a surveyors report the agent and the owner got upset. Demanded to know why and gave me all sorts of grief.
    Found out the water supply was illegally taken from the local water scheme and had been for years. Property tax not paid, sewer fee not paid and outstanding liens attached to the property. Turns out the estate agent and the solicitor knew about the problems and chose to try to guilt trip me into closing on the place by telling me over and over again how "poor" the sellers were and that the issues were not big ones..ete. etc. etc.

    This is the 3rd time I have run up against this type of B*LLS*IT when trying to buy a home here.
    As god is my witness it really seems that estate agents and solicitors go to school to learn how to lie like a pro. No wonder Ireland is in such a bad financial state. My wife asked me today why in h*ll did we ever move back to the land of liers and thieves?



    I had no reply then to hang my head in shame. The only thing I could do is walk away from the sale and get my cash back.
    Luke 22:36 - 38 / Psalm 144:1

  2. #2
    Politics.ie Royalty toxic avenger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    19,031
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Report them.

    And your wife is a wise woman. Treasure her...

  3. #3
    Politics.ie Member A view from England's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    UK and Limerick County (not City)
    Posts
    2,073
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    Report them.

    And your wife is a wise woman. Treasure her...
    Completely agree. There must be some professional body that solicitors have to sign up with. I'd write formally to them with all the evidence, including the report you had commissioned.

    Well done by the way for undertaking proper due diligence.
    “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. ”
    ― Margaret Thatcher

  4. #4
    Politics.ie Member Belodedici's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    783
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    This is Ireland, what do you expect?

    There will always be a cute whore

  5. #5
    Politics.ie Member Prester Jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    dublin and cork
    Posts
    10,026
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sangreel View Post
    ..so well? I dropped a tidy amount to buy a place outside Sligo town and when I asked for a surveyors report the agent and the owner got upset. Demanded to know why and gave me all sorts of grief.
    Found out the water supply was illegally taken from the local water scheme and had been for years. Property tax not paid, sewer fee not paid and outstanding liens attached to the property. Turns out the estate agent and the solicitor knew about the problems and chose to try to guilt trip me into closing on the place by telling me over and over again how "poor" the sellers were and that the issues were not big ones..ete. etc. etc.

    This is the 3rd time I have run up against this type of B*LLS*IT when trying to buy a home here.
    As god is my witness it really seems that estate agents and solicitors go to school to learn how to lie like a pro. No wonder Ireland is in such a bad financial state. My wife asked me today why in h*ll did we ever move back to the land of liers and thieves?



    I had no reply then to hang my head in shame. The only thing I could do is walk away from the sale and get my cash back.
    You HAVE to report them and if there is no success there name and shame them.

  6. #6
    Politics.ie Member firefly123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    26,856
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Standard practice cute hoorism that is endemic in the 'professional' classes. It's ingrained in the culture. Report it and follow it up
    Life is hard
    That's why no-one survives

  7. #7
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Sligo
    Posts
    1,766
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Belodedici View Post
    This is Ireland, what do you expect?

    There will always be a cute whore
    Agree.. I did send a strongly worded letter to the agencies and the water scheme, only to have their solicitor threaten to sue ME!!
    I told her to bring it on as I have paid 350 euro to have a surveyor insure my ar*e was protected. Never heard anything back. What pisses me off is this is the 3rd... 3rd time this has happened. Might not be the same issues but the same type of lies. I do wonder if its the reason why the property market is so screwed right now...... I have lost all respect for estate agents. I knew solicitors were not to be trusted but now I find that I just don't trust anyone I have to pay money for a service in Ireland right now.
    Luke 22:36 - 38 / Psalm 144:1

  8. #8
    Politics.ie Royalty toxic avenger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    19,031
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sangreel View Post
    Agree.. I did send a strongly worded letter to the agencies and the water scheme, only to have their solicitor threaten to sue ME!!
    I told her to bring it on as I have paid 350 euro to have a surveyor insure my ar*e was protected. Never heard anything back. What pisses me off is this is the 3rd... 3rd time this has happened. Might not be the same issues but the same type of lies. I do wonder if its the reason why the property market is so screwed right now...... I have lost all respect for estate agents. I knew solicitors were not to be trusted but now I find that I just don't trust anyone I have to pay money for a service in Ireland right now.
    Well, from my own experience of getting land in Sligo serviced by a group water scheme, I feel your pain. Some very dodgy shenanigans go on there...

  9. #9
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    11,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Did you get your own survey done before closing the sale? If so you might have some recourse from them as they should have picked up these problems I'd imagine.

    Edit: I see from your post you paid E350 for a survey. Surely you must have a case against them for not picking up the problems?
    Last edited by SayItAintSo; 16th March 2013 at 11:46 PM.

  10. #10
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    13,659
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    There seems to be no standards applicable to the auctioneering/mortage sector, whatever about solicitors.

Page 1 of 18 1234511 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •