What does the listing state in regard to what you, as the tenant, will have to pay?
It should be stipulated in advance.
Personally, I don't look for another commission if the lease is extended, nor do I expect 2 commissions if it is a 2 year lease..........it's expensive enough for a tenant to come up with the commission, the first month's rent and the security deposit all at once, in advance of moving in (in my area we get 1.5 month's rent as security).
I see rentals as more of an accommodation, as my business is really based on sales and listings, so I am happy to help get someone settled in a new home.
What the expectation is in your area may be entirely diffrent.
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Also, I don't know many Landords who are willing to pay more than one month's commission in this market, so if you want the deal to go through I think pursuing more $ will be a waste of your time.
It should be written into your rental listing agreement regarding what commission should be paid if the rental period exceeds the time frame on the original lease. Every real estate agency treats this differently so I suggest inquiring with your agent about it.
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