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dc.contributorSchool of Accounting and Finance-
dc.creatorWilliams, M-
dc.publisherSweet and Maxwell Asiaen_US
dc.titleEstate agents : my agent or yours? aspects of breach of fiduciary duty in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dcterms.abstractAn agent is a fiduciary and as such owes a duty of loyalty to his principal. This clear rule of equity is of long and distinguished pedigree. The law of England and Hong Kong are identical on this issue. Acting for two principals in respect of the same transaction is a clear breach of the duty of loyalty, but may be overlooked if the agent provides full information by way of disclosure to both principals and seeks their informed consent. Estate agents in Hong Kong habitually act for both parties in the sale and purchase of land and seek double commissions. The rule against such double employment and the requirements needed to avoid it are discussed with particular reference to several recent cases, and avenues to allow the estate agency profession to avoid the invalidity of their agency contracts are explored.-
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHong Kong law journal, 2001, v. 31, p. 90-104-
dcterms.isPartOfHong Kong law journal-
dc.description.ros2000-2001 > Academic research: refereed > Publication in refereed journal-
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