An estate agent has vented his feelings by telling Rightmove that he is “sick to death” of its price rises.
Copying EYE in on his colourfully-worded resignation letter, Paul Sawyer, director of 365 Residential Sales in Soham, Cambridgeshire, says: “I haven’t paid you for May, June or July and have no intention of doing so.
“Take us off and we will continue with Zoopla and OnTheMarket – you know, the portals that charge a fair price.
“I am not going bankrupt because of you. Along with one redundancy, I have freed up £50,000 per year by coming off.”
Sawyer told EYE that he had previously tried the “nice” approach, but it had not worked.
He said he has had to let his sales manager go: “As director, I have now taken that role to save money.
“Originally, it was sales manager or Rightmove, but neither are sustainable in this climate.”
Rightmove has responded to Sawyer’s letter – although it did not copy EYE in on its reply.
The letter tells Sawyer that because of unpaid bills, he can come off the site immediately, although his last official day is August 31, due to previous contractual arrangements.
It says that Rightmove’s credit control division will communicate about the money owed by Sawyer’s agency.