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HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.You can make the arrangement. I suggest you do not want to refer to it as a "finder's fee." And in that regard, even with a written agreement it would he hard to enforce. But you can do it and if the person doesn't pay you, that is all there is. You would not have a recourse to go to court.
But maybe your friend will uphold the agreement.
It is legal for you to tell your friends that you will want a fee to give them a contact for the LL. But you cannot charge a Finding fee, per se. It would not be enforceable because you do not have the license to charge a finding fee. So you would simply need to make it an agreement that the friend will pay you for the introduction. No negotiating.
Let me try another way
When folks pay a broker a Finder's fee they should also get a host of services such as
Showing you apartments is a big part of the service you'll get. But a good broker will also:
You are not going to do any of that. Therefore it is not illegal for you to say to a friend, I will give you my LL's contact but I want $100 for it.
In other words, you really shouldn't do any introductions. It is a fine line. Because you can tell your LL that you have a friend interested and can you give the friend the LL's contact? But you should not do anymore than that.
I understand. SO if you were going to have a written contract what would it say you are getting paid for? Upon a successful rental of...?
I suggest you still would not be able to enforce it without having information about the introductions brought into evidence. I mean why would someone pay someone just because the rented an apartment. The friend will need to be honest and you need to trust they will pay you. If they don't then you have no recourse.
I suggest that is correct. It would not be enforceable.