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Q: What recourse do landlords have for property manager conflicts of interest?

My property manager sold my tenant a new home. They wanted to break the lease three months early. The property manager re-rented the house for another 12 months without contacting me. He contacted me after he sold them a home and re-rented my home. The new tenant has pets. I…

Q: Can property managers authorize emergency repairs without notifying the owner?

“Without any advanced notification to the rental property owner, can a property management company authorize repairs reported over a weekend by the tenant as an ’emergency’ and charge the owners for those repairs?”  – Denise from Maryville, TN That’s a great question that can usually be answered by a close…

Q: Is it legal for real estate agents to work as property managers without their broker’s knowledge?

A Florida real estate sales associate, working for a broker, is performing property management duties without her broker’s knowledge, for which she collects payment directly. She uses the local multiple listing service to secure tenants and then takes over as a “personal or asset manager.” She is not doing this…

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