(A) Every licensee who is engaged in the business of referring prospective tenants to possible rental units or locations and who charges the prospective tenants a fee shall enter into a written contract with any prospective tenant and shall give him a copy of the contract. The licensee shall disclose in the contract the manner in which the listings of units have been obtained. All contracts entered into pursuant to this section shall stipulate that any fee charged in excess of ten dollars shall be repaid or refunded to the prospective tenant, upon demand, but no sooner than thirty days after the contract has been entered into and no later than sixty days after the contract has been entered into, if he does not obtain a rental conforming to his specifications through the listing furnished by the licensee. If the information concerning rentals furnished by the licensee is not current or accurate, the full fee shall be repaid or refunded to the prospective tenant upon demand.
(B) No licensee shall refer a prospective tenant to any property without the consent of the owner or to any nonexistent address.
Cite as R.C. § 4735.021
History. Effective Date: 04-08-1977