Salt Lake City, UT asked in Stockbroker Fraud, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Utah

Q: I received an offer through an out of state broker to lease my building. I had no prior listing with anyone.

Will I owe him a commision. There was no discussion, when he made calls. He obviously is working on behalf of the prospective tenant. I do not think he is licensed in Utah

1 Lawyer Answer
Lincoln W. Hobbs
Lincoln W. Hobbs
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Assuming you only spoke by phone and did not agree to pay a commission, no commission would be owed. He may seek to recover under an equitable theory, if he produced a lessee to whom you leased, but it is unlikely he could recover.

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