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Realtors Can't Use Lockboxes On Tenanted Properties Without Tenant Approval

Blog by Ian Watt | April 20th, 2010

Vancouver Condo Real Estate Video Blog #535 - April 20, 2010

Realtors Can't Use Lockboxes On Tenanted Properties Without Tenant Approval

Ian Watt video blogs about how some realtors use lockboxes Realtors can't use lockboxes on tenanted condos and houses for sale without the tenants approval - must be a safety issue. If you want to voice your opinion or if you don't care for Ian's comments please email your feedback to ianwatt@ianwatt.ca and visit http://www.ianwatt.ca/RealEstateVideos for all the Ian Watt Real Estate Video Blogs.

Ian Watt: Hi Good Afternoon, it's Ian Watt in Downtown Vancouver. I'm not a fan
of lockboxes. I don't think they service your clients very well and they certainly don't service your properties very well and it's certainly not a great marketing tool to use a lockbox and I don't use them. Most realtors in on the West side of Vancouver don't use them either. Do not illegal you can't use them. I'm not just a fan of them but here's something interesting that I did find out about lockboxes. You cannot put a lockbox on a tenanted property without the tenants approval. You have to make sure the tenant approves this because they don't know or they don't want other realtors walking in to a property and showcasing that property without their knowledge. Is a very interesting thing I never knew that you couldn't do that on tenanted properties without their approval. But if you are a tenant and your place is for sale. Make sure you understand this. They need your approval first. My name is Ian Watt and if you have any questions about tenanted properties and lockboxes etc. etc. You can always email me at ianwatt@ianwatt.ca. Thank you very much and have a great day!