Estate Agency Agreement Template for Sale Residential Properties in Hong Kong - Hong Kong China

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ESTATE AGENCY AGREEMENT FOR SALE OF RESIDENTIAL
FORM 3
PROPERTIES IN HONG KONG
GENERAL CAUTION: Read this Agreement carefully and follow its instructions. If you do not understand any thing in this Agreement
then ask for an explanation to be given. If you do not understand or agree with any explanation given then it is best to consult your
solicitor before signing this Agreement.
(1)
Information note: Where any thing in this Agreement is followed by a number in brackets (e.g.
), then immediately read the
explanatory note that bears that number in Schedule 4 to this Agreement. Where any thing in this Agreement refers to a Schedule to this
Agreement, then immediately read that Schedule.
1.
Appointment of Agent and Validity Period of this Agreement
(2)
I/We, _____________________________________ (“Vendor”), appoint _____________________ (“Agent”
)
(3)
(1)
subject to and in accordance with the terms of this Agreement to act as my/our exclusive
/non-exclusive
agent in
the marketing of _____________________________________________________________________ (“Property”).
This Agreement shall take effect on __________________ (D/M/Y) and expire on ___________________ (D/M/Y)
(both days inclusive) (“Validity Period”).
[CAUTION: In the case of exclusive agency, the Vendor may be liable to pay commission to the Agent even if the Property is not
sold through the Agent within the Validity Period. The Vendor should therefore consider carefully when he enters into an
exclusive agency relationship with the Agent. Special obligations to be performed by the Agent under exclusive agency may be
specified as extra terms under clause 13.]
2.
Agency Relationship and Duties of Agent
The Agent agrees with the Vendor that –
(a)
the agency relationship between them in respect of the Property shall be a single agency/dual
(3)(1)
agency/potentially dual agency
;
(b)
in the case of dual agency, the Agent shall as soon as is practicable disclose in writing to the Vendor the
amount or rate of commission to be received by the Agent from a purchaser;
(c)
in the case of potentially dual agency, the Agent shall as soon as is practicable after dual agency arises
disclose in writing to the Vendor such agency relationship and the amount or rate of commission to be
received by the Agent from a purchaser; and
(d)
The Agent’s duties shall be as set out in Schedule 1 to this Agreement, in addition to the duties placed on the
Agent by this Agreement or any enactment.
3.
List Price [CAUTION: The Vendor does not confer upon the Agent, by virtue of this clause, the right to accept an
offer on behalf of the Vendor. The list price is for the purpose of listing and advertising only.]
The list price shall be Hong Kong Dollars________________________________________ (HK$______________).
The list price can only be varied with written instructions of the Vendor and such instructions shall form part of this
Agreement.
4.
Commission
The provisions of this Agreement applicable to the commission to be paid by the Vendor to the Agent shall be as set
(4)
out in Schedules 2 and 4 to this Agreement
.
5.
Property Information
The Agent shall provide to the Vendor the Property Information Form including the Vendor’s Statement prescribed
under the Estate Agents Practice (General Duties and Hong Kong Residential Properties) Regulation duly completed
and signed by the Agent.
ESTATE AGENCY AGREEMENT FOR SALE OF RESIDENTIAL
FORM 3
PROPERTIES IN HONG KONG
GENERAL CAUTION: Read this Agreement carefully and follow its instructions. If you do not understand any thing in this Agreement
then ask for an explanation to be given. If you do not understand or agree with any explanation given then it is best to consult your
solicitor before signing this Agreement.
(1)
Information note: Where any thing in this Agreement is followed by a number in brackets (e.g.
), then immediately read the
explanatory note that bears that number in Schedule 4 to this Agreement. Where any thing in this Agreement refers to a Schedule to this
Agreement, then immediately read that Schedule.
1.
Appointment of Agent and Validity Period of this Agreement
(2)
I/We, _____________________________________ (“Vendor”), appoint _____________________ (“Agent”
)
(3)
(1)
subject to and in accordance with the terms of this Agreement to act as my/our exclusive
/non-exclusive
agent in
the marketing of _____________________________________________________________________ (“Property”).
This Agreement shall take effect on __________________ (D/M/Y) and expire on ___________________ (D/M/Y)
(both days inclusive) (“Validity Period”).
[CAUTION: In the case of exclusive agency, the Vendor may be liable to pay commission to the Agent even if the Property is not
sold through the Agent within the Validity Period. The Vendor should therefore consider carefully when he enters into an
exclusive agency relationship with the Agent. Special obligations to be performed by the Agent under exclusive agency may be
specified as extra terms under clause 13.]
2.
Agency Relationship and Duties of Agent
The Agent agrees with the Vendor that –
(a)
the agency relationship between them in respect of the Property shall be a single agency/dual
(3)(1)
agency/potentially dual agency
;
(b)
in the case of dual agency, the Agent shall as soon as is practicable disclose in writing to the Vendor the
amount or rate of commission to be received by the Agent from a purchaser;
(c)
in the case of potentially dual agency, the Agent shall as soon as is practicable after dual agency arises
disclose in writing to the Vendor such agency relationship and the amount or rate of commission to be
received by the Agent from a purchaser; and
(d)
The Agent’s duties shall be as set out in Schedule 1 to this Agreement, in addition to the duties placed on the
Agent by this Agreement or any enactment.
3.
List Price [CAUTION: The Vendor does not confer upon the Agent, by virtue of this clause, the right to accept an
offer on behalf of the Vendor. The list price is for the purpose of listing and advertising only.]
The list price shall be Hong Kong Dollars________________________________________ (HK$______________).
The list price can only be varied with written instructions of the Vendor and such instructions shall form part of this
Agreement.
4.
Commission
The provisions of this Agreement applicable to the commission to be paid by the Vendor to the Agent shall be as set
(4)
out in Schedules 2 and 4 to this Agreement
.
5.
Property Information
The Agent shall provide to the Vendor the Property Information Form including the Vendor’s Statement prescribed
under the Estate Agents Practice (General Duties and Hong Kong Residential Properties) Regulation duly completed
and signed by the Agent.
6.
Property Inspection
(1)
(a)
The Vendor agrees to allow viewing of the Property by the Agent/purchaser(s)
at a mutually agreeable
time.
(8)
Yes
No
(b)
The Vendor agrees to pass the keys of the Property to the Agent for safe custody and for the viewing of the
Property.
(8)
Yes
No
(1)
(c)
The Vendor authorizes the Agent to pass the keys to other estate agents/persons
for the viewing of the
Property.
(8)
Yes
No
7.
Sub-listing
(a)
The Vendor authorizes the Agent to sub-list the Property and pass relevant information about the Vendor and
the Property supplied by the Vendor to other estate agents for sub-listing purposes.
(8)
Yes
No
(b)
If the Agent sub-lists the Property to another estate agent (“sub-listing agent”), the Agent shall ensure that
the sub-listing agent shall observe the Estate Agents Practice (General Duties and Hong Kong Residential
Properties) Regulation regarding advertising.
8.
Advertising
(a)
The Vendor authorizes the Agent to issue advertisement in respect of the Property.
(8)
Yes
No
(b)
If the answer to the above is “yes”, then the advertising fees will be borne by the Agent unless otherwise
specified in this Agreement.
9.
Disclosure of Interest by Agent
(5)
(a)
The person signing this Agreement on behalf of the Agent discloses that he or his specified relative
, or any
nominee of his or of his specified relative, or the Agent or any employee/substantial
(6)
(7)
shareholder
/partner/director of the Agent has a pecuniary or other beneficial interest
in the Property:
(8)
Yes
No
(b)
If the answer to the above is “yes”, then the particulars of the interest must be specified in Schedule 3 to this
Agreement.
(c)
The person signing this Agreement on behalf of the Agent shall as soon as is practicable disclose in writing
to the Vendor any interest referred to in paragraph (a) above that may arise during the Validity Period.
10.
Acknowledgement by Vendor
The Vendor acknowledges that he has –
(a)
read and understood the terms of this Agreement; and
(8)
(b)
received the Property Information Form including the Vendor’s Statement required to be provided
under clause 5 of this Agreement.
(8)
agreed to receive the Property Information Form including the Vendor’s Statement before entering into
a binding agreement for sale and purchase between the Vendor and a purchaser.
11.
Schedules
The Schedules to this Agreement form part of this Agreement.
12.
Agreement void if domestic purpose or use not allowed
This Agreement shall be void if the occupation permit for the Property does not include or allow domestic purpose or
use.
13.
Extra Terms [CAUTION: These extra terms cannot conflict with or limit the other terms of this Agreement.]:
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
Signature of the Vendor:
Signature of the estate agent/salesperson signing for and
on behalf of the Agent:
Hong Kong identity card(s) number(s):
Name and licence number of the signatory:
(if applicable)
Where the Vendor is a company,
please state:
Name of the Signatory:
Number of Agent’s statement of
Position of the Signatory:
particulars of business:
Business Registration Certificate number
of the Vendor:
Address:
Address:
Telephone number:
Telephone number:
Fax number:
Fax number:
Date:
Date:
[CAUTION: Immediately after this Agreement has been signed, the Vendor must be given the original or a copy of
this Agreement as signed.]
Schedule 1
Duties of Agent
The Agent shall –
(a) market the Property on behalf of the Vendor;
(b) obtain information in relation to the Property for the Vendor;
(c) arrange for purchasers to inspect the Property;
(d) conduct negotiation and submit all offers in relation to the Property to the Vendor; and
(e) assist the Vendor in entering into a binding agreement for sale and purchase with a purchaser.
Schedule 2
Commission to be Paid by Vendor
1.
Subject to section 2 of this Schedule, if during the Validity Period the Vendor through the Agent enters into a binding
agreement for sale and purchase with a purchaser in respect of the Property then the Vendor is liable to pay the Agent
(1)
commission in the amount of $________________/at the rate of _______% of the transacted price of the Property
:
(8)
upon the signing of the agreement for sale and purchase.
(8)
upon the completion of the property transaction as specified in the agreement for sale and purchase.
2.
Subject to section 3 of this Schedule, the Vendor shall have no obligation to pay any commission to the Agent if
completion of the property transaction falls through without fault on the part of the Vendor and, in such case, if the
commission has already been paid it shall be refunded by the Agent to the Vendor as soon as is practicable and in any
case not later than 5 working days from the completion date as specified in the agreement for sale and purchase with
(1)
interest/without interest
.
3.
The commission shall become payable to the Agent in the case of mutual cancellation of a binding agreement for sale
and purchase of the Property not arising from any provisions of the agreement for sale and purchase.
4.
The Vendor is not liable to pay any commission to other estate agents with whom the Agent co-operates in the marketing
of the Property.
Schedule 3
Interests in Property
(7)
In accordance with clause 9 of this Agreement, particulars of the pecuniary or other beneficial interests
in respect of the
Property are as follows:
Schedule 4
Explanatory Notes
(1)
This means delete whichever is inappropriate. All deletions must be initialled.
(2)
Enter the name of the estate agency business entity concerned in clause 1 of this Agreement.
Exclusive Agency - this means the Agent is the only estate agent acting for the Vendor. If during the Validity Period the Vendor
(3)
enters into a binding agreement for sale and purchase with a purchaser in respect of the Property through
another estate agent, the Agent has a right to claim commission as specified in section 1 of Schedule 2 from
the Vendor.
Single agency – this means the Agent acts for the Vendor only.
Dual agency – this means the Agent acts for both the Vendor and a purchaser of the Property.
Potentially dual agency – this means the Agent acts for the Vendor only but may also act for a purchaser of the Property at a later
stage.
(4)
The amount or rate of commission is negotiable between the Vendor and the Agent.
(5)
Specified relative – this means the spouse, parent, child, brother or sister.
(6)
Substantial shareholder – this means a person who is entitled to exercise or control the exercise of 10% or more of the voting power
at any general meeting of the Agent.
(7)
Having a pecuniary or other beneficial interest includes:
(a)
being a member of a company or any other body which has a pecuniary or other beneficial interest in respect of the Property;
(b)
being in partnership with or is in the employment of a person who has a pecuniary or other beneficial interest in respect of the
Property; or
(c)
being a party to any arrangement or agreement (whether enforceable or not) concerning the Property.
(8)
Tick the relevant box.

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