If I choose to renew a lease without using "the" broker and dealt directly with home owner, does "procuring cause" obligate me

Asked by Rider829, Port Jefferson Station, NY Wed Sep 8, 2010

to pay comm. again?

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My NC Homes…, Agent, Chapel Hill, NC
Wed Sep 8, 2010
I note you live in New York where it’s standard practice for the tenants to pay the brokers fee as opposed to many other areas where it’s the home owner who would pay the fee.

You should review your lease and any “agency” documents you signed at the time you first leased the property you are in. If there’s an obligation on your part to pay the Broker a commission should you renew it will be clearly spelled out. If it’s not spelled out clearly then there is no obligation on your part to compensate the Broker.

Have you spoken directly with the homeowner? In some instances owners want you to use the rental Broker or agency, while in others they are perfectly happy to deal with you directly.

Good Luck.
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Cristina Cal…, Agent, Woodbury, NY
Mon Aug 5, 2013
No, you will not have to pay a commission on your renewal of a lease unless it was a provision of your initial agreement. It is not part of the verbiage of standard rental contracts and it is doubtful that it is in there. However, you should still read through it to be sure.
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John Weber, Agent, Levittown, PA
Tue Jul 23, 2013

You need to review the terms of your agency agreement that you executed with your broker. The only way that you would be required to pay commission upon execution of a renewal lease is if the agency agreement clearly spells it out. The lack of a specific clause in your agency agreement will mean that no commission is due upon the execution of a renewal lease. Good Luck

John A. Weber IV
Associate Broker
Bayview Estates Realty
(516) 777-0146
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Melissa Goss, , Center Moriches, NY
Tue Jul 23, 2013
Doubtful.... they were paid once... and it is unlikely they'll come after you for another commission. Very unlikely
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Thom Colby, Agent, Irvine, CA
Wed Sep 8, 2010
Rider -

What did your original Buyer Agreement outline as far as future commission? I suspect it doesn't say and renewals are without the agent / broker.

Best of luck,

Thom Colby
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