DIRECT NEGOTIATION WITH THE PRESENT PURCHASER
LexInter | November 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

DIRECT NEGOTIATION WITH THE PRESENT PURCHASER

FRENCH REPUBLIC

IN THE NAME OF THE FRENCH PEOPLE
IN THE NAME OF THE FRENCH PEOPLE

THE COURT OF CASSATION, FIRST CIVIL CHAMBER, delivered the following judgment:

On the single means, taken in its two branches:

Considering article 1382 of the Civil Code, together articles 6 of the law of January 2, 1970 and 73 of the decree of July 20, 1972;

Whereas the Immobilière Saint-Louis company gave the Immobilier service company the non-exclusive mandate to sell an apartment at the price of 2,600,000 francs, commission included, “ie 2,450,000 francs net seller”; that, during the term of the mandate, the real estate agent made visit the property to the spouses X … who had presented themselves under the identity of Y …; that, subsequently, the real estate agent found that the apartment was occupied by the husband X … who had acquired the price of 2 200 000 francs; that the real estate agent assigned the spouses X … in payment of the sum of 110,000 francs;

Whereas to condemn the spouses X … to pay to the company Immobilier service the sum of 110,000 francs as damages on the basis of article 1382 of the Civil Code, the court of appeal holds that their maneuvers were only intended to enable them to escape payment of the commission to which the agent is entitled in the event of the sale being made; that the fault committed by the spouses X … deprived the agency its right to commission and that the damage suffered is at least equal to its amount;

That by ruling thus, while the commission was not due by the buyers, so that the agency could not claim against them any prejudice, the Court of Appeal violated the aforementioned text;

FOR THESE REASONS :

BREAK AND CANCELED, in all its provisions, the judgment delivered on October 16, 2001, between the parties, by the Aix-en-Provence Court of Appeal; returns, consequently, the cause and the parts in the state where they were before the aforementioned judgment and, to be done right, returns them before the court of appeal of Nîmes;

Condemns the Real Estate service company at the expense;

Considering article 700 of the new Code of Civil Procedure, rejects the request of the company Immobilier service;

Said that on the diligence of the Attorney General near the Court of Cassation, this judgment will be transmitted to be transcribed on the sidelines or following the broken judgment;

Thus done and judged by the Court of Cassation, First Civil Chamber, and pronounced by the President in his public hearing on April twenty-seventh, two thousand and four.

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