Dumb question, but I’ve never rented an apartment with a broker’s fee before - is it always 15% of a year’s rent or is that just the max?

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There’s no max. Usually months rent to 15% but I’ve seen higher


Seen 18. Go direct to the building management if you can. They sometimes have a captive broker who still charges a brokers fee even when you found them. But with single party rule, it’s really easy for the RE broker lobby to protect their little piece of the action while providing no actual value.


If you’re an easy client (paperwork in order) and ask nicely, some agents will come down to 12.5%

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