OnTheMarket is reported to be threatening an estate agency with legal action.
Earlier this week Estate Agent Today reported that Henry Adams, a 15-branch agency operating in Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey, had rejoined ZPG’s two portals, Zoopla and PrimeLocation.
At the time Henry Adams’ chief executive, Philip Jordan, said: “We’re very pleased to be back with ZPG. It is clear to us that ZPG offers a compelling proposition for anyone who is serious about selling."
However, yesterday OTM issued a terse statement saying: "We noted media coverage on 15 November 2017 that Henry Adams had signed an agreement with Zoopla to list all of its properties on its websites. As at 16 November 2017, Henry Adams is not listing its properties on any of the ZPG websites. The firm continues to list its properties at OnTheMarket in accordance with its current listing agreement and remains a valued member."
The OTM spokeswoman additionally told the media: “There will be no further comment on this from us.”
Afterwards, ZPG issued a statement saying: “Henry Adams voluntarily re-joined ZPG but has subsequently been threatened with legal action by OnTheMarket for doing so. It is an unfortunate state of affairs for OTM that the only way they can retain their customers is by threatening to sue them and preventing them from maximising their opportunities.”
OnTheMarket has in the past taken legal action against the Gascoigne Halman agency.