There is no "Typical" rental commission or fee here in Fairfield County. All commissions are fully negotiable by law (for sales, as well as rentals). If a rental is listed in the MLS then most likely the landlord has agreed to pay a fee to the agents to find a suitable tenant. If I work with a tenant to find a rental from the MLS then I collect the fee from the listing agent or landlord if it is offered in the listing. If they will not pay a fee, then I will tell the tenant up front and negotiate with them to pay for my services. All of these commission and other fee details are always spelled out in the Buyer/Tenant Agency Agreement that you should sign with your agent to protect both your rights and the rights of your agent to represent you.