Monday, 12 April 2010

Justice prevails - a win against RTA in the courts!

Majid Ahari, a Chartered Surveyor from Hampshire, placed his business for sale with RTA.  RTA valued his business at £713k.  Majid checked the figure with his Bank Manager who valued the business at no more than £250k.  When Majid tried to re-negotiate the commission RTA refused.  So Majid cancelled the contract and RTA attempted to claim £4324 having only had Majid as a client for 3 weeks.

You can read all of Majid's story, up to his court hearing, here

Mr Ahari's case was heard at Southampton County Court on 9th April 2010.

Under questioning by the Judge, Mr Ceri Edwards, Business Development Manager of RTA, agreed that the contract lacks consideration for their clients.

On summing up, the Judge stated that the contract was ambiguous and 'strange' and that, as he understood it, it was set up in such a way that it allows RTA to take money from unwary clients but carry out no work (i.e. no advertising, no introducing clients to businesses) if they choose to.  On that basis, he dismissed the case.  Mr Edwards requested an appeal and the Judge declined his request.

Mr Edwards has requested that we remove Majid's full story of the court case, which we have done for now, but if you would like a copy, please contact us at

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