Who pays the rental commission for a house or apartment is determined by market conditions and local custom. In Columbia County, NY, real estate licensees are paid by the tenant or the landlord because real estate commissions for rentals are negotiable. The rental market in Columbia County is very tight with properties rented within days of the listing. Therefore, landlords are more inclined to require that the tenant pays the one monthâ€™s commission or a percentage of the total lease. Your agent should explain the commission structure at the time of inquiry.
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