Department of Commerce - Management Level Licensees: Dual Agency - Appointment of licensees.


Published: 2019-02-10

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(A) When an agency relationship is formed between a licensee and client, that client may delegate to that licensee, the authority to specifically appoint other licensees within the same brokerage to represent the client's interests. This delegation must be done in writing and must be signed by the client. It must also include language notifying the client of the right to veto the appointment of any other licensee within the brokerage.

(B) If any delegation of authority to appoint as outlined in paragraph (A) of this rule is made, the licensee must notify the client, at the time the appointment takes place, that such an appointment is being made.

(C) When any delegation of authority to appoint as outlined in paragraph (A) of this rule creates a dual agency relationship described in section 4735.70 of the Revised Code, both the seller and the purchaser in the transaction must have full knowledge of the dual representation and consent in writing to the dual representation on the agency disclosure statement described in section 4735.57 of the Revised Code.