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I just bought a condo which is rented out for the next 4 months. I would like to take over the management of the unit. The property management/real estate person told me I couldn't. That the lease was between her and the tenant. Is this possible. I am the owner. Can't I fire her???? I live in Hawaii

Doreen Clayton

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What does your contract with the PM state?  Is it a fixed term contract?  Is there an expiration date?  While the PM does sign the lease, he/she does not own the property.  Without your approval, he/she has no legal standing to even sign those leases with your tenants.  He/she is your agent at those lease signings.  Read your contract with that PM.  If it states a set period (term) or an expiration date, you may be stuck with the PM for a period of time yet.  But if there is no wording to the contary, I would think you could fire them just as you would fire any other person who works for you.  If in doubt, ask an attorney to review your contact or consult a LL association in your area for guidance.  I hope it works out for you.

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