Someone recently purchased a property to rent out. They have asked a non-Jewish company to manage the property. Can the management company open the property on Shabbos for inspection by possible tenants? Also, is there a problem to receive rent for Shabbos?
Thanking you in advance,
Yes, this is fine.
No melachah is involved in opening the property for potential tenants to see it, and this won’t involve the prohibition of sechar Shabbos. Because it is normal for a company to manage a property, there isn’t any mar’is ayin involved either.
It is permitted to receive rent for Shabbos provided that the rent is paid together with other days, on a weekly or monthly basis.