Can landlord start to rent his single family house without informing previous agent?

Asked about 1 year ago - Palm Coast, FL

I own a single family house. I had couple tenants for a year and half. An agent found the tenants, collected rent, took care of everything and sent me checks (rent, minus expenses, minus agent's fee). Now house is not occupied. No tenants. I did not ask agent to look for tenants. Can I find tenants, collect rent without using the agent?

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  1. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora


    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . Did you enter into a contract with the agent? Is there a length of time you are to use them for?

    You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation since every case is different and... more
  2. William Charles Rosenfelt

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . I agree with my colleague. Absent an agency agreement, the agent has no claim for any monies. I'm not sure how you ended up with the agent in the first place. Did you sign anything? If so, what?

    Please be advised that any answers or information disseminated above do not constitute legal advice and that the... more
  3. Cheryl Rivera Smith

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . You would have to look at any written listing agreement or management agreement you may have with the agent.

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