3. If the estate agent provided false or misleading information in the leasing of overseas properties, will he or she be liable? How can landlords’ and tenants’ rights be protected?
If the services are rendered by an estate agent in Hong Kong and the parties involved are also Hong Kong entities, the estate agent may be liable in breach of the estate agency agreement or misrepresentation or negligence in Hong Kong. You should first consult a legal professional before commencing any legal action.
Landlords and prospective tenants are advised to engage only established and reputation estate agency to handle matters relating to the leasing of overseas properties.