Terms of Service Page
By Agreeing to the terms of service, you agree that you have acknowledged and accepted the following JBMP Showing Terms: Showing Terms of Service: The following is to establish a consumer relationship between JBMP Group, “Agent”, and you, the prospective resident, a “Consumer” and enforce showing rules. Agent reserves the right to the following:
- Request Consumer’s state or federal-issued photo identification prior to meeting
- Request that Consumer removes shoes, or wear booties provided by Agent, prior to entering a building during inclement weather
- Conduct showings for only Consumers, and not their related parties
- Conduct only one showing per rental unit per year, per Consumer or parties related to Consumer
- Decline request to show a rental unit to a Consumer if all decision-making parties are not present
- Decline request to schedule a meeting with a Consumer who has cancelled more than one time
- On occasion, prohibit photographs of the rental unit if it is currently tenant-occupied
- Reschedule or cancel a meeting if the Consumer is more than ten minutes late
- Require that Consumer and related parties stay within eye-sight of Agent while inside a rental unit
- Release itself from liability resulting from Consumer injury or consumer-caused damages or negligence while at a rental unit.
- Release itself from misrepresentation and associated liability resulting from changes made to a rental unit between the date of showing and date of move-in.
- Release itself from liability resulting from Consumer injury or consumer-caused damages or negligence while driving to or from a rental unit.
By agreeing to the terms of service, you agree that you have acknowledged and accepted the following JBMP Group Leasing Terms: A rental application will be signed by all applicants prior to signing a lease contract. While some of the information below may not yet be applicable to your situation, there are some provisions that may become applicable prior to signing a lease contract. Lease Contract Information. The Sample Lease Contract contemplated by the parties will be sent to all tenants and co-tenants once the primary tenant has completed the household tab to include all other co-applicants. If a Sample Lease Contract is requested prior to making a deposit, Agent will provide the sample lease free of any unit-specific or party-specific details. Application Fee (nonrefundable). You have delivered to our representative an application fee in the amount indicated below, and this payment partially defrays the cost of administrative paperwork. It’s nonrefundable. Holding Deposit (may or may not be refundable). In addition to any application fee, you have delivered to our representative a holding deposit in the amount indicated below. The holding deposit is not a security deposit. However, it will be credited toward the required security deposit when the Lease Contract has been signed by all parties; OR it will be refunded under paragraph 10 if you are not approved; OR it will be retained by us as liquidated damages if you fail to sign or attempt to withdraw under paragraph 6 or 7.Approval When Lease Contract Is Signed in Advance. If you and all co-applicants have already signed the Lease Contract when we approve the Application, our representative will notify you (or one of you if there are co-applicants) of our approval, sign the Lease Contract, and then credit the holding deposit of all applicants toward the required security deposit. Approval When Lease Contract Isn’t Yet Signed. If you and all co-applicants have not signed the Lease Contract when we approve the Application, our representative will notify you (or one of you if there are co-applicants) of the approval by sending a lease contract, signing the Lease Contract when you and all co-applicants have signed, and then crediting the holding deposit of all applicants toward the required security deposit. If You Fail to Sign Lease Contract After Approval. Unless we authorize otherwise in writing, you and all co-applicants must sign the Lease Contract within 14 days after we give you our approval in person, by telephone or by email, and within 14 days after we mail or email you our approval. If you or any co-applicant fails to sign as required, we may keep the holding deposit as liquidated damages, and terminate all further obligations under this Agreement. If You Withdraw Before Approval. You and any co-applicant may not withdraw your application or the holding deposit. If you or any co-applicant withdraws an Application or notifies us that you’ve changed your mind about renting the dwelling unit, we’ll be entitled to retain all holding deposits as liquidated damages, and the parties will then have no further obligation to each other. If Another Party Rents Prior To Submission of Full Holding Deposit, and/or Application Completion, and/or Application Approval, and/or Signing of Lease Contract. Tenant acknowledges that the holding deposit to be submitted in conjunction with the reservation of the unit and lease agreement is non-refundable unless a partial payment towards the holding deposit is submitted but the full balance of the holding deposit is not received in time for a competing renter to submit full holding deposit and complete all other required steps. This rule is applicable to applications and lease signatures as well. Completed Application. An Application will not be considered “completed” and will not be processed until all of the following have been provided to us: a separate Application has been fully filled out and signed by you and each co-applicant; an application fee has been paid to us for each applicant and co-applicant; an holding deposit has been paid to us. If no item is checked, all are necessary for the Application to be considered completed. Nonapproval. We will notify you whether you’ve been approved within 10 days after the date we receive a completed Application. Your Application will be considered “disapproved” if we fail to notify you of your approval within 10 days after we have received a completed Application. Notification may be in person or by email, mail or telephone unless you have requested that notification be by mail. You must not assume approval until you receive actual notice of approval. The 10-day time period may be changed only by separate written agreement. Refund After Nonapproval. If you or any co-applicant is disapproved or deemed disapproved under paragraph 9, we’ll refund all holding deposits within 30 days of such disapproval. Refund checks may be made payable to all co-applicants and mailed to one applicant. Notice to or from Co-applicants. Any notice we give you or your co-applicant is considered notice to all co-applicants; and any notice from you or your co-applicant is considered notice from all co-applicants. Keys or Access Devices. We’ll furnish keys and/or access devices only after: (1) all parties have signed the contemplated Lease Contract and other rental documents referred to in the Lease Contract; and (2) all applicable rents and security deposits have been paid in full. Signature. Our reception of this application is consent only to this Application Agreement. It does not bind us to accept applicant or to sign the proposed Lease Contract. Equal Opportunity Housing. You have the right to expect that housing will be available to you without discrimination or other limitations based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. This includes the right to expect: Housing in your price range made available to you without discrimination, Equal professional service, The opportunity to consider a broad range of housing choices, No discriminatory limitations on communities or locations of housing, No discrimination in the financing, appraising, or insuring of housing, Reasonable accommodations in rules, practices and procedures for persons with disabilities, Non-discriminatory terms and conditions for the sale, rental, financing, or insuring of a dwelling, To be free from harassment or intimidation for exercising your fair housing rights. PA Human Relations Official Notice. Responsibilities of Owners of Real Property under the PENNSYLVANIA HUMAN RELATIONS ACT of October 27, 1955, P.L. 744, as amended The Pennsylvania Legislature has made it illegal: To refuse to sell, lease, finance or otherwise deny or withhold residential or commercial property located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania because of any person’s: Race, Color, Sex, Disability, Age, Religious Creed, Ancestry, National Origin, Familial Status, OR To refuse to lease, or discriminate in the terms of selling or leasing, or in furnishing facilities, services or privileges in connection with the ownership, occupancy or use of any residential or commercial property because of any person’s: Race, Color, Sex, Religious Creed, Ancestry, National Origin, Disability, Age, Familial Status; Use of a Guide or Support Animal Because of the Blindness, Deafness or Physical Disability of the User or Because the User is a Handler or Trainer of Support or Guide Animals OR because of the disability of an individual with whom the person is known to have a relationship or association OR Construct, operate, offer for sale, lease or rent or otherwise make available housing or commercial property which is not accessible. The term “accessible” means being in compliance with the applicable standards as provided under the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Universal Accessibility Act. It is also unlawful for: Any person to retaliate against an individual because the individual has filed a complaint with the Commission, or has otherwise participated in any Commission proceeding, or for any person to aid or abet any unlawful discriminatory practice under the Human Relations Act. Other Applicable Laws Include: CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1866 provides that all citizens of the United States shall have the same right in every state and territory thereof to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold and convey real and personal property, and prohibits all racial and ethnic discrimination without exception in the sale or rental of property. TITLE VIII of the FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1968 prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, familial status, disability or intimidation. COURT AWARDS under either of the above laws, federal courts may award successful plaintiffs actual and punitive damages, attorney’s fees and injunctive relief. TITLE IX of the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1969 provides criminal penalties for the willful or attempted injury, intimidation or interference with any person because of his/her race, color, sex, religion, national origin, familial status or disability who is selling, purchasing, renting, financing or occupying any dwelling or contracting or negotiating for the sale, purchase, rental, financing or occupation of any dwelling or applying for or participating in any service, organization or facility relating to the business of selling or renting dwellings. REAL ESTATE BROKERS LICENSE ACT OF MAY 1, 1929, P.L. 1216, as amended, makes it unlawful for a real estate broker or salesperson to accept a listing with an understanding that illegal discrimination in the sale or rental of property is to be practiced. LOCAL ORDINANCES prohibiting discrimination in housing may exist in your locality, and should be consulted for any additional protection these ordinances may provide. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 prohibits discrimination because of a disability in employment, public service and public accommodation (which includes commercial property). UNIVERSAL ACCESSIBILITY ACT (PA ACT 166) requires accessibility for persons with disabilities in certain new and rehabilitated residential and commercial property. PA Human Relations Commission Notice To Real Property Owners in PA: YOU ARE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE for your own actions and the actions of any agent acting on your behalf. Under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and other state and federal legislation, which prohibit discrimination in housing, you bear the responsibility for seeing that discriminatory acts do not occur. PROTECT YOURSELF by providing your agent with verbal and written instructions that in all transactions relating to your property — including all services provided in connection with the transactions — you wish to comply with all civil rights ordinances including, but not limited to: The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Universal Accessibility Act (PA Act 166). Under the PA Human Relations Act, neither you nor your broker, salesperson or agent may: Steer or otherwise direct a property seeker’s attention to a particular neighborhood based on the race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age, familial status or use of a guide or support animal because of the blindness, deafness or physical disability of the user, or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals, of either the property seekers or persons already residing in that neighborhood. Volunteer information to or invite questions from property seekers concerning the race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age, familial status or use of a guide or support animal because of the blindness, deafness or physical disability of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals of persons already residing in a neighborhood. Answer questions from or initiate a discussion with persons who are selling, renting or otherwise making housing or commercial property available concerning the race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age, familial status or use of a guide or support animal because of the blindness, deafness or physical disability of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals of prospective buyers, applicants or others seeking housing. Engage in certain practices which attempt to induce the sale, or discourage the purchase or lease of housing accommodations or commercial property by making direct or indirect reference to the present or future composition of the neighborhood in which the facility is located with respect to race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, disability, age, familial status or guide or support animal dependency. Engage in any course of action which could be construed as reluctant or delayed service having the effect of withholding or making unavailable housing accommodations or commercial property to persons because of their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age, familial status or use of a guide or support animal.
By Agreeing to the terms of service, you agree that you have acknowledged the following Consumer Notice: I have read and understand the terms set forth in the below Consumer Notice: THIS IS NOT A CONTRACT: Pennsylvania Law requires real estate brokers and salespersons (licensees) to advise consumers of the business relationships permitted by the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act. This notice must be provided to the consumer at the initial interview. Before you disclose any information to a licensee, be advised that unless you select a business relationship by signing a written agreement, the licensee is NOT REPRESENTING YOU. A business relationship of any kind will NOT be presumed. Any licensee who provides you with real estate services owes you the following duties: Exercise reasonable professional skill and care which meets the practice standards required by the Act. Deal honestly and in good faith. Present, in a timely manner, all offers, counteroffers, notices, and communications to and from the parties in writing. This duty may be waived by the seller where the seller’s property is under contract and the waiver is in writing. Comply with Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law. Account for escrow and deposit funds. Disclose, as soon as practicable, all conflicts of interest and financial interests. Provide assistance with document preparation and advise the consumer regarding compliance with laws pertaining to real estate transactions. Advise the consumer to seek expert advice on matters about the transactions that are beyond the licensee’s expertise. Keep the consumer informed about the transaction and the tasks to be completed. Disclosure financial interest in a service, such as financial, title transfer and preparation services, insurance, construction, repair or inspection, at the time service is recommended or the first time the licensee learns that the service will be used. A licensee may have the following business relationships with the consumer: Seller Agency: Seller agency is a relationship where the licensee, upon entering into a written agreement, works only for a seller/landlord. Seller’s agents owe the additional duties of: Loyalty to the seller/landlord by acting in the seller’s/landlord’s best interest. Confidentiality, except that a licensee has a duty to reveal known material defects about the property. Making a continuous and good faith effort to find a buyer for the property, except while the property is subject to an existing agreement. Disclosure to other parties in the transaction that the licensee has been engaged as a seller’s agent. If you enter into a written agreement, the licensees in the real estate company owe you the additional duties identified above under seller agency. The exception is designated agency. See the designated agency section in this notice for more information. Buyer Agency: Buyer agency is a relationship where the licensee, upon entering into a written agreement, works only for the buyer/tenant. Buyer’s agent owe the additional duties of: Loyalty to the buyer/tenant by acting in the buyer’s/tenant’s best interest. Confidentiality, except that a licensee is required to disclose known material defects about the property. Making a continuous and good faith effort to find a property for the buyer/tenant, except while the buyer/tenant is subject to an existing contract. Disclosure to other parties in the transaction that the licensee has been engaged as a buyer’s agent. If you enter into a written agreement, the licensees in the real estate company owe you the additional duties identified above under buyer agency. The exception is designated agency. See the designated agency section in this notice for more information. Dual Agency: Dual agency is a relationship where the licensee acts as the agent for both the seller/landlord and the buyer/tenant in the same transaction with the written consent of all parties. Dual agents owe the additional duties of: Taking no action that is adverse or detrimental to either party’s interest in the transaction. Making a continuous and good faith effort to find a buyer for the property and a property for the buyer, unless either are subject to an existing contract. Confidentiality, except that a licensee is required to disclose known material defects about the property. Designated Agency: In designated agency, the employing broker may, with your consent, designate one or more licensees from the real estate company to represent you. Other licensees in the company may represent another party and shall not be provided with any confidential information. The designated agent(s) shall have the duties as listed above under seller agency and buyer agency. In designated agency, the employing broker will be a dual agent and have the additional duties of: Taking reasonable care to protect any confidential information disclosed to the licensee. Taking responsibility to direct and supervise the business activities of the licensees who represent the seller and buyer while taking no action that is adverse or detrimental to either party’s interest in the transaction. Transaction Licensee: A transaction licensee is a broker or salesperson who provides communication or document preparation services or performs other acts for which a license is required WITHOUT being the agent or advocate for either the seller/landlord or the buyer/tenant. Upon signing a written agreement or disclosure statement, a transaction licensee has the additional duty of limited confidentiality in that the following information may not be disclosed: The seller/landlord will accept a price less than the asking/list price. The buyer/tenant will pay a price greater that the price submitted in a written offer. The seller/landlord or buyer/tenant will agree to financing terms other than those offered. Like licensees in agency relationships, transaction licensees must disclose known material defects about the property. Negotiable Contract Terms The following contractual terms are negotiable between the licensee and the consumer and must be addressed in an agreement/disclosure statement: The duration of the employment, listing agreement or contract. The licensee’s fees or commissions. The scope of the licensee’s activities or practices. The broker’s cooperation with and sharing of fees with other brokers. Any sales agreement must contain the zoning classification of a property except in cases where the property is zoned solely or primarily to permit single family dwellings. A Real Estate Recovery Fund exists to reimburse any person who has obtained a final civil judgment against a Pennsylvania real estate licensee owing to fraud, misrepresentation, or deceit in a real estate transaction and who has been unable to collect the judgment after exhausting all legal and equitable remedies. For complete details about the Fund, call (717)783-3658