(a)  Except as provided in Paragraph (b) of this Rule, every broker shall deliver a copy of any written agency agreement, contract, offer, lease, rental agreement, option, or other related transaction document to their customer or client within three days of the broker's receipt of the executed document.

(b)  A broker may be relieved of the duty to deliver copies of leases or rental agreements to a property owner pursuant to Paragraph (a) of this Rule if the broker:

(1)           obtains the prior written authority of the property owner to enter into and retain copies of leases or rental agreements on behalf of the property owner;

(2)           executes the lease or rental agreement on a pre-printed form, the material terms of which may not be changed by the broker without prior approval by the property owner, except as may be required by law; and

(3)           delivers to the property owner an accounting within 45 days following the date of execution of the lease or rental agreement that identifies:

(A)          the leased property;

(B)          the name, phone number, and home address of each tenant; and

(C)          the rental rates and rents collected.

(c)  Paragraph (b) of this Rule notwithstanding, upon the request of a property owner, a broker shall deliver a copy of any lease or rental agreement within five days.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 93A-3(c);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2017; July 1, 2005; July 1, 2001; October 1, 2000; May 1, 1990; July 1, 1989; February 1, 1989;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2018.