The agent can act for either the buyer or the seller or both. As collaborations are commonplace, one agent could be acting for the buyer, and other for the seller or if it is a direct property then the agent acts for both. When the agent acts for both they are a neutral person. The agent only gets their fee on completion so it is in their best interest to ensure a seamless journey from deposit to completion. Both buyer and seller will have their independent lawyer to protect their client’s interests.