A disguised principle

Murdoch, John
March 2006
EG: Estates Gazette;3/25/2006, Issue 612, p221
Trade Publication
The article focuses on another form that the effective cause principle could take after its removal by the Estate Agents Regulations of 1991 in Great Britain. The operation of the principle is easiest to see in the multiple agency context. A real estate agent will be entitled to commission even where the effective introduction of the purchaser is the work of another individual. Courts might employ alternative lines of arguments in deciding whether commission is payable.


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