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What triggers an intermediary relationship in a leasing transaction?

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06/04/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

I’m the listing agent for an owner leasing his single-family home. We both signed the Residential Real Estate Listing Agreement, Exclusive Right to Lease (TAR 1102). A prospective tenant called me to ask questions about the property and request a rental application. If I provide the rental application to the prospect, will this trigger an intermediary relationship?

No. Merely discussing the listing and providing the rental application will not trigger an intermediary relationship. However, if the prospective tenant requests that you represent her in the lease negotiation process, you will need to obtain her written consent for your broker to act as an intermediary. You can use the Residential Buyer/Tenant Representation Agreement (TAR 1501) for this purpose. Then you’ll need to comply with the steps required for an intermediary relationship, which apply to both sales and leasing transactions.

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