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03/01/2017 | Author: Legal Staff

The Texas Real Estate Commission in February adopted a rule change, effective March 6, that allows the unescorted viewing of a vacant property available for lease. Such unescorted access to the property is permitted as long as certain methods are used to control access and verify identity of the potential tenant, and the property owner consents in writing.

According to the TREC rule, the consent must specify (in bold print and at least 12-point font) whether the broker enabling access or the owner will be responsible for any damage that results, and that the owner is aware unescorted access may occur. 

The Texas Association of REALTORS® has created a written consent form that complies with these requirements: The Owner’s Authorization Concerning Unescorted Access to Property (TAR 2223) is currently available on TAR’s blank forms page and in zipForm. 

Categories: Property Management
Tags: property management, trec, vacant, lease, unescorted access

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