Does a realtor have to check the legality of the construction?
- Buying an apartment in Israel
- The real estate broker
Thus, one can ask whether, before referring customers to the apartment, the realtor must find out if the condo has a permit as promised by the sellers? Or does he have to make do with the familiar things or his sense of what he’s feeling?
The court ruled that it was not the duty of an agent to check the building permit regarding the apartment he is agenting in its sale, Charging an agent to check a building permit is far-reaching.
It is interesting to add that the court also ruled that the agent is entitled to a brokerage fee even though the transaction was canceled with the parties’ consent because, after the signing of the contract, it became clear that the apartment did not have a suitable building permit.