Property Management Laws by State

Property Management Laws in North Dakota

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

YES. A key component of property management (leasing) is considered a real estate activity under existing North Dakota real estate licensing laws. If a property manager is going to lease, list, procure prospects or negotiate, assist, or offer to perform any of those acts, he or she will need a broker's license. A salesperson working under a broker may engage in such activities. However, if a property manager is not engaged in leasing activities, a real estate broker's license is not required.

Are there any exceptions to the requirement that a North Dakota property manager have a real estate broker's license?

YES. For example, bona fide owner of residential property and their regular employees are exempt when their work is in the regular course of or as an incident to the management of the property.

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

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

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North Dakota Eviction Laws

Evictions are awful - perhaps the worst task property managers must perform. If you're in the business long enough, you'll likely have to go through the eviction process at least once.

Here's a local example of some North Dakota evictions: For a group of Williston residents who argue that rent hikes are forcing those on fixed incomes to miss rent payments, evictions have recently crossed into "unnecessary escalation" territory. There are specific rules in North Dakota related to how much notice a landlord has to provide about increased rent and other issues connected to evictions, so read on to understand your role.

North Dakota Community Association Management Licensing

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

North Dakota Real Estate Broker Licensing Requirements

North Dakota real estate broker licensing requirements include:

  • Age: must be at least 18 years of age
  • Experience: must have been actively engaged as a licensed real estate salesperson for a period of at least two years preceding the date of application OR had had experience as determined by the commission to be substantially equal to that which a licensed real estate salesperson would ordinarily receive during a two year period.
  • Education: must show proof of 60 hours of Commission approved study prior to examination
  • Exam: must pass the real estate broker examination
  • Insurance: must provide proof of errors and omissions insurance
  • Fees: $120 application fee; $120 renewal fee

North Dakota Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Requirements

North Dakota real estate salesperson licensing requirements include:

  • Age: must be at least 18 years of age
  • Education: must show proof of 45 hours of Commission approved study prior to receiving license; in addition 15 hours of post license education are required
  • Exam: must pass the real estate salespersons examination
  • Insurance: must provide proof of errors and omissions insurance
  • Fees: $100 application fee; $100 renewal fee

For more information about these and other licensing requirements, please the . Specific information about obtaining a North Dakota real estate license is available .

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  • HOME / CONDO
    • Single Home or Condo (Valued up to $300K)
    • Single Home or Condo ($300K to $500K)
    • Single Home or Condo ($500K to $1 Million)
    • Single Home or Condo (Over $1 Million)
  • APARTMENT
    • Multi-Family (2-4 units)
    • Multi-Family (5-19 units)
    • Multi-Family (20-99 units)
    • Multi-Family (100+ units)
  • HOA
    • Homeowners Association (2-49 units)
    • Homeowners Association (50-99 units)
    • Homeowners Association (100+ units)
  • COA
    • Condominium Association (2-49 units)
    • Condominium Association (50-99 units)
    • Condominium Association (100+ units)
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    • Retail (Up to 9,999 sqft)
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