How much broker commission to pay when renting a place?

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Post by x9200 » Sun, 31 Jan 2010 8:50 am

observer wrote:Not as many as you imagine. I do not pay commission either. And even through calling agents from website ads, many do not take commission from the tenant above x amount rent.
This is the standard practice so nothing challenging here. I guess the assumption was you were below that X amount and still refused to pay.

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Post by Saint » Sun, 31 Jan 2010 11:43 am

EADG wrote:While I admire the cut of your jib on this, I'm wondering how many agents refused to work with you because of this.
Saint wrote: I alway make the agent understand that I will not be paying them any commission. Also that they are providing a service to the LL but not me.
None, before even making the appointment with thw agent I confirm the she/he is acting on behalf of the Landlord and that I am not engaging her/him exclusively as my agent.

A few are a little shocked that I happen to know these rules but are happy to agree as they will get their commission from Landlord anyway.

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Post by observer » Sun, 31 Jan 2010 2:06 pm

x9200 wrote:
observer wrote:Not as many as you imagine. I do not pay commission either. And even through calling agents from website ads, many do not take commission from the tenant above x amount rent.
This is the standard practice so nothing challenging here. I guess the assumption was you were below that X amount and still refused to pay.
x9200, you quote me but you must be referring to EADG yes? I have never been below X amount and refused to pay, because as I've mentioned before, the X amount is discussed beforehand (commissions policy).

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