An agent must keep written records of the keys held and inform tenants of any access required under the terms of the tenancy agreement, except in the event of a real emergency. The duration of the Agreement on the Agency should be clear; how it can be terminated, notification is necessary and if there is a broader liability for any cost after termination. The terms and conditions of the agents should include all fees and confirm whether they are members of TPO or any other redress system. When you sign the contract, you enter into a legally binding contract under which you make a financial commitment. As an owner, you can create and use custom clauses; however, they must be legal, fair and must not discriminate against current or potential tenants. The agreement as a whole must be clear and easy to understand. When the agent signs, it must be clear that he (or she) is the lease that is signed as an agent – so you should put something like “agent” or even “agent” next to the signature. In the case of complaints that appear to relate to the handling of rental bonds, the Ombudsman may check whether the agent acted in accordance with his obligations under the TPO Code of Conduct and his contract with the lessor. However, the levies are a matter between the landlord and the tenant in accordance with the terms of the tenancy agreement. The Ombudsman does not decide on the appropriate allocation of deposits, i.e. the role of deposit guarantee schemes.
Used by the broker or lessor to carry out checks with potential tenants. Provides a report on the suitability or nullity of the potential tenant based on the audits carried out. Even if a fixed-term rent expires, the contract can be legally binding. If the same tenants still reside in the property in the original contract, a periodic lease agreement is automatically created if no new secure lease has yet been signed. The same conditions apply to the previous contract; However, the periodic lease is on the going from week to week or month to month. Many agents sign the lease on behalf of their clients. Strictly speaking, unless the agent holds power of attorney, he should be the owner who signs. However, I never knew that anyone was questioning the signing of agents (regarding the validity of the lease). If possible, you should check, edit, sign, copy or save the document and return it by recommended letter, edit, sign, copy and return it. Make sure it reflects the actual state as it can be used at the end of the lease if the bond is challenged. At the end of a rental agreement, the broker or owner will conduct a check-out inspection that will compare the condition of the property to an inventory and a registration report.
Things are improving and, at least now, officers have to join a redress system. There are also rules on brokerage rentals and rental agents are also bound by different consumer laws. However, this does not prevent the bad guys and the incompetent from starting a business, which is why landlords and tenants should pay attention to the brokers they choose. The law of the agency is not known, and it is not always obvious that the treatment of an agent is legally the same as the treatment of his employer, the owner. The real estate agent is, as it were, the owner`s spokesperson or extension. The result is a number of things: everything the real estate agent has agreed under the rental agreement – rent, whether the tenant can keep a pet, whether the tenant can redecorate in another color, etc., is mandatory for the landlord.