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Category Archives: Legal
The Texas Real Estate Commission in August proposed rule changes about which the Texas Association of REALTORS® expressed concerns. Recently, representatives from TREC and TAR discussed these concerns and agreed on many issues, notably the use of business titles in advertisements, … Continue reading
According to the Texas Property Code, sellers aren’t required to disclose deaths on the property that resulted from natural causes, suicide, or an accident unrelated to the property’s condition. However, murder does not fall into these categories. The Deceptive Trade … Continue reading
The Texas Real Estate Commission changed its rules regarding terms you must use in your advertisements, but don’t forget about the requirements in the Code of Ethics. Watch the video to learn how you can stay in compliance with Article … Continue reading
Many people think a business entity is the same thing as a DBA, which stands for “doing business as.” In fact, they have different meanings and purposes. A business entity is a type of business structure, such as a sole … Continue reading
When tenants want their landlord to waive a prohibition on pets or pet-related fees for their assistance or emotional support animal, can the landlord request a doctor’s note supporting the tenants’ request? The Fair Housing Act requires landlords to evaluate … Continue reading
Want to avoid trouble with the Seller’s Disclosure Notice and learn how damage from a natural disaster can affect it? Watch latest Texas REALTOR® Magazine Minute. Additional resources for contract issues in the wake of Hurricane Harvey are available in the September/October issue … Continue reading