The Property Ombudsman has warned estate agents to stop carrying on with sales when they are aware that they did not initiate the introduction.
A simplified and less costly form of arbitration is available to help landlords and tenants resolve rent negotiation issues.
An insurance company claims that around 60 per cent of estate agents do not check with their vendor clients about disputes with neighbours, for fear of having pricing or sale difficulties if conflicts are revealed to buyers.
During the summer Churchill Insurance interviewed 116 estate agents across England, Scotland and Wales - a very small sample - but claims only 40 per cent actively ask vendors about issues with their neighbours.
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