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Hi Adam, I apologize but this is my first time doing this, so I might be a little of a pain. Also, I am used to speaking in person so every question gets answered at once, instead of going back and forth this way. There is a lot involved in my situation, and I need more answers.
I have no idea what "detrimental reliance" is, or why I would sue for it. Please explain.
If I sue, can I make it so the the broker pays my legal fees?
What if the broker just gets fed up and says "your fired"? On the same contract he is ignoring is a clause that states that all business I am involved with at time of leaving the company stays my business, until it closes. And they must honor my commission on all deals. What if he doesn't?
You also did not mention anything regarding the extra expenses I've had to spend that I would not have spent with my old broker. Can I sue for any expenses I had solely because I joined the new broker. You have to understand I took on these extra expenses because he said he was paying me such a better cut, so it would benefit me in the end. Now he's backing out of his promise.
By not honoring this contract he is opening a huge can of worms that could screw my current and future business up terribly.
Are you familiar with the PA Real Estate Commission and what consequences they would have for this type of activity?
Detrimental reliance is when someone makes promises to you and you rely on those promises, and those promises turn out to be false, you've relied on those promises to your detriment.
You can be fired, but if it is retaliatory, you have legal grounds to sue. Attorneys fees can be requested, but there are no guarantees you'll get them.
You certainly can report this to the real estate commission and let them investigate the matter.
Hi Adam, thay helps a lot, but I think this will be my last set of questions. Please dont be frustrated with me, but I need to know what my rights are before I confront my broker face to face with this problem.
You still have not answered if he does fire me, and I decide to sue the man, do I have the right to sue for the expenses I had since joining his company, that I would not have had if I did not join his company? I spent almost $800 for signs and other fees that I did not have to pay for with my previous broker, but I do with my new broker. So as far as I am concerned, he also cost me this extra money. Am I correct or not in thinking I have the right to sue for that money? I need to know if my chances of being awarded this money in a lawsuit is good or not.
I believe in having all the information at my fingertips before I get into situations like this. Please respond to this last question as best as you can.
That's part of the detrimental reliance claim. Any money you spent in pursuit of the promises made to you are recoverable under this action.
So yes, you can sue for these expenses.
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