Comment on Q&A: Is it illegal to have a property listed for rent and for sale by two different real estate agents? by Paul in San Diego.
If you are looking at renting a property and see it listed by two agents, that’s none of your concern.
If you are listing a property for rent and want to use two listing agents, I don’t think that’s legally possible. It’s certainly not ethical. When you list with an agent that gets a commission for finding the tenant, you should have entered into a contract with him. And, therefore, that should preclude you from doing so with another agent.
If you did list with agent A with a listing contract and then listed it with agent B, and agent B found a renter, I would think you legally owe agent A his full commission as well as agent B.