Since booking fees can be significant (up to $20,000 at the top of the market), the buyer`s agreement should be reviewed by a legal expert before signing. In practice, however, it is typical for buyers to sign booking agreements before calling their lawyer. If the booking agreement you signed is bilateral, i.e. the contract in which the owner of the property does not comply with the contract, you have the right to recover the deposit (or, in other words, the blocking). The contract between the real estate agency and those interested in the purchase cannot provide for any obligation that would exist between the person interested in the purchase (i.e. a potential buyer) and the third party – the seller. Such an obligation for the person interested in the purchase to purchase the sales contract is invalid and cannot be sanctioned. The real estate agency should return the booking fee to you or you can receive them by court order. Each party may renew the agreement by “mutual consent.” In the event that there is no “mutual consent,” any party can flee without penalty.
You agree to generally purchase with a penalty for non-compliance, a property that you have not examined and verified in detail. You agree to buy a property on different terms, which means you will have to buy the property, even if it has defects or if your bank will not approve your mortgage. In other words, you agree to enter into a sales contract with an unknown wording. You also agree to pay a booking fee or down payment, the amount of which is generally the same as the contractual penalty imposed if you have changed your mind and have not purchased the property for any reason. The booking contract also provides for the obligation for the real estate agency not to offer such real estate to other people. When contracts are exchanged, the tax is deducted from the contribution which is then placed. However, the buyer may decide, at any time during the booking period, not to continue the purchase and to revoke the contract.