If the rental contract is ending and tenant intend to renew his contract for another year, does the agent be automatically entitled to another year commision fee even if he is not providing any service during this tenure?
If you had signed CEA's prescribed form for ESTATE AGENCY AGREEMENT FOR THE LEASE OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY BY A LANDLORD, then a commission is payable upon renewal.
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The Contract which was signed was provided by the Agent company which she represent.
It state commision are paid for this transaction only. And it did not mention upon renewal of contract.
Hence, I believe it will depend whether the agent are servicing and following up any issues throughout the tenancy period and deserve her remuneration if tenant decides to renew the contract.
If the agent are refraining to provide any service and only appear during the renewal period, do you think she deserve to be paid?
If you do not agree with the commission payable on rental renewal and your agent insists, then you can opt to look for other tenants through other agent since current agent insists on the commission on renewal, but do highlight to the next agent that you are unwilling to pay renewal commission.
FYI, I am doing a rental renewal for recently and the renewal is into its 5th or 6th time and Landlord is paying me the renewal commission, as I have been following up on matters that can be arising out from the property throughout the course of the rental period. This is similar for many of the rental properties that I am handling. For landlords who are unwilling to pay the renewal commission, I will usually step away and wash hands after the handover of property to tenant and leave the landlord and tenant to settle any issues arising of the property directly.
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