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Residential Sales – Selling Your Property

Estate agents can only erect ‘for sale’ signs with the permission of the homeowner who owns the land on which the sign is erected.

Once the sale has completed the buyer is now the homeowner. If you do not want the SOLD sign just ask the estate agent to take it down, and specify a date by which it must be gone. If it is not gone by that date, you may take it down yourself.

It is a littering offence to erect a sign on public property. You may report same to the litter warden who will issue a fine to the offending company.

If you are in a multiple unit development or apartment block the owners management committee may agree rules for the development which may include restrictions on the erection of estate agent signage.

The management company can be asked to enforce these rules.  If necessary you may notify the management company of any infringements and ask them to take action.

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