| Commentary

22 Sub-agencies

| Commentary

22 Sub-agencies

An estate agent cannot, without the express consent of his principal, delegate his authority and has no implied authority to appoint a sub-agent1. Accordingly, if an estate agent without the express consent of his principal purports to appoint a sub-agent, the principal is not bound by the acts of the sub-agent. If the sub-agent introduces a buyer who subsequently buys the principal’s property, the principal is not liable to pay commission to the agent because the agent was not the effective cause of the sale and is not liable to pay commission to the sub-agent because

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