MAR Notes from the Legal Hotline - August 2016
MAR Legal Staff, 8/3/2016
Information regarding legislation that was recently passed to provide REALTORS® with the ability to review the HUD-1 statement with clients before closing. Also an update on the Call for Action regarding the mandatory energy audits and labeling provisions that was voted on by the Legislature on July 31, 2016.
MAR Notes from the Legal Hotline - July 2016
MAR Legal Staff, 7/11/2016
On June 21, 2016, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”). Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the operation of drones and how the new ruling impacts the Real Estate Industry.
MAR Notes from the Legal Hotline - June 2016
MAR Legal Staff, 6/1/2016
Messaging via text and email can satisfy the Statute of Frauds. Realtors® should be aware that negotiations through text and email may bind clients to an agreement. Therefore, great caution should be used when communicating through these means.
Notes from the MAR Legal Hotline - May 2016
MAR Legal Staff, 5/1/2016
Solar panels continue to be a hot topic as more properties coming onto the market have panels. Find out what questions you should ask and how this impacts both sides of a transaction.
Notes from the MAR Legal Hotline - April 2016
MAR Legal Staff, 4/1/2016
The MAR legal department continues to hear about scams that REALTORS® should be aware of. The most common scam currently affecting the real estate industry is known as the “Business E-mail Compromise” or “BEC.” Check out the article to find information on this scam.