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File #: 23-1750    Version: 1 Name: Discussion: Landlords Asking Tenants to Act as Agents
Type: Report or Communication Status: Introduced from Staff
File created: 10/13/2023 In control: Renters Commission
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Discussion: Landlords Asking Tenants to Act as Agents City staff has become aware that tenants are being "asked" to sign as an agent. * Mostly independent non-local owners * Rental Housing services advise against tenants signing as agents on the property registration form. (However, being there to let the inspector in is fine if, they are over 18. Especially, if the owner/agent can't be there.) * Tenants cannot contact Rental Housing to reschedule or cancel (only owner/agent can do this) Also of note: * Some owners/agents will charge the tenant if there is a no entry (not letting an inspector in) or if the tenant wants to reschedule. If the tenant wasn't made aware of the inspection by the owner, then they are not required to open the door.
Attachments: 1. Chapter 105 - Agent.pdf
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Discussion: Landlords Asking Tenants to Act as Agents

 

City staff has become aware that tenants are being “asked” to sign as an agent.

                     Mostly independent non-local owners

                     Rental Housing services advise against tenants signing as agents on the property registration form. (However, being there to let the inspector in is fine if, they are over 18. Especially, if the owner/agent can’t be there.)

                     Tenants cannot contact Rental Housing to reschedule or cancel (only owner/agent can do this)

 

Also of note:

                     Some owners/agents will charge the tenant if there is a no entry (not letting an inspector in) or if the tenant wants to reschedule. If the tenant wasn’t made aware of the inspection by the owner, then they are not required to open the door.