Property Management Laws in Ohio | Halby

Must Ohio property management companies have a real estate broker's license?

YES. Key components of property management (leasing and renting) are considered real estate activities under existing Ohio real estate licensing laws. If a property manager is going to lease, rent, list, procure prospects or negotiate, assist, or offer to perform any of those acts, or if he or she operates, manages or rents any building or portions of buildings to the public as tenants (other than a custodian, caretaker or janitor) he or she will need a broker's license. A salesperson working under a broker may engage in such activities.

Are there any exceptions to the requirement that an Ohio property manager have a broker's license?

YES. Limited exceptions apply. For example, property owners are exempt.

For more information about these and other Ohio property management requirements and exceptions, please the .

Before hiring a property manager to manage your Ohio rental property, you should always check that he or she is licensed appropriately. You can check the license status of Ohio property managers using the .

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Ohio Community Association Management Licensing

There is no requirement that a community association manager or condo association manager in Ohio hold a real estate broker's license.

Ohio Real Estate Broker Licensing Requirements

Ohio real estate broker licensing requirements include:

Ohio Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Requirements

Ohio real estate salesperson licensing requirements include:

For more information about these and other licensing requirements, please the . Information specific to real estate licensing can be found on the .

IMPORTANT: This information is intended for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should it be considered legal advice or relied upon without first confirming its contents with your state real estate commission. Laws are updated frequently, and this information may not reflect the current law in your state. To confirm the specific requirements for each state, please your state real estate commission.

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