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The story of our client Jindřich Krčmář – reservation contract for an apartment

Buying a property doesn’t always go smoothly. Rather, it is good to expect that something may go wrong. Our client, Jindřich Krčmář, found this out.

Příběh klienta  - rezervační smlouva
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The real estate agency through which he purchased the apartment promised something in the reservation contract for the apartment that it could not fulfill. Anyone expecting an apology and a remedy would be sorely mistaken. Mr. Krčmář was only helped by our service. How specifically?

“I can highly recommend the legal services of the Available Lawyer.In my case, it was a disputable situation I got into with a real estate agent and the seller of the property. Both the estate agent and the seller breached the booking contract and refused to accept my demand for a refund of the booking fee. In fact, in the reservation contract, the seller had stated, among other things, that he would sell the co-ownership interest in the parcel of land on which the property was located, even though it soon became apparent that neither he nor the company of owners owned the parcel in question. On this basis, I was no longer interested in buying the property, as my plan from the outset was that I would only buy the property with the relevant plots or co-ownership shares. In their view, these were not sufficiently serious breaches of the reservation agreement, so I had to buy the property or they would keep the reservation fee of around 5% of the property price. Through consultation and later legal representation in the case, the dispute was concluded by agreement without subsequent lengthy litigation. In the end, the other party refunded the reservation fee and paid me at least symbolic compensation for the damage caused. Without the help of the Accessible Lawyer, I would most likely not have reached any agreement with the opposing party.”

Jindřich Krčmář

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We provide a complete package of legal services related to real estate sales and purchases, including reservation contracts and escrow services. We will also help you with all tax and land registry issues. Our work is fast and accurate, ensuring a worry-free transaction. You’re also welcome to pay after services are provided.

At the first stage, we assured the client that he was in the right and that the counterparty had clearly breached the contract. At the same time, however, we recommended to settle the matter amicably, as this would avoid a lengthy trial with a possible surprising outcome. In the end, the counterparty responded positively to our pressure and, in addition to the booking fee, also compensated for the damages incurred.

The purchase of the apartment starts with the signing of the reservation contract. In our experience, many people underestimate this document. As seen in Mr Krčmar’s story, it certainly may not pay off. That’s why we’ve prepared a detailed guide on what to look out for when buying a property.

Download the free e-book 5 Tips to Buy or Sell Property Risk-Free and go smoothly through the process of selling or buying a house, apartment and land.

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Author of the article

JUDr. Ondřej Preuss, Ph.D.

Ondřej is the attorney who came up with the idea of providing legal services online. He's been earning his living through legal services for more than 10 years. He especially likes to help clients who may have given up hope in solving their legal issues at work, for example with real estate transfers or copyright licenses.

Education
  • Law, Ph.D, Pf UK in Prague
  • Law, L’université Nancy-II, Nancy
  • Law, Master’s degree (Mgr.), Pf UK in Prague
  • International Territorial Studies (Bc.), FSV UK in Prague

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