The remuneration payable to an auctioneer1 by a private seller may be fixed by express agreement as to both its amount and the events on which it is to be paid2. In order to found a legal claim for commission or other remuneration there must be a contractual relationship3. The contract on which the relationship is based may be implied from the circumstances or may arise from custom or usage4. Where a valid claim to remuneration arises but the amount has not been agreed, the auctioneer will be entitled to a fair and reasonable amount5. Where a letter is
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