Highlights from 3Q 2014's Legal Pulse Newsletter in the areas of Agency, Property Condition Disclosure, RESPA, Technology, Antitrust, and Third-Party Liability issues.
A summary of legal research on topics that may be a source of legal liability for real-estate licensees: Agency, Property Condition Disclosure, RESPA, Technology, Antitrust, and Third-Party Liability issues.
Chloe Hecht, Associate Council for NAR, discusses rules for proper use of the REALTOR® trademark, and how these rules apply to members' use of the trademarks online - including in connection with the .REALTOR top-level domain.
New York court holds listing broker liable for seller’s incorrect assertion that home was connected to city sewer system.
NAR's Board of Directors approved the funding request recommendations made by the Legal Action Committee for four cases: two involving copyright infringement allegations against the owner of Neighborcity.com, and two cases against two Texas brokerages alleging infringement of the same patents.
Administrative law panels determine that registrants registered domains containing the term “REALTOR®” in bad faith.
NAR has recommended that members not use drones in their brokerage business while NAR works with the FAA in creating rules for their commercial use.
State laws that allow for medical or recreational use of marijuana have varying implications for real estate transactions, from residential and commercial brokerage to property management and leasing.
In this month’s Window to the Law video, Associate Counsel Jessica Edgerton presents legal tips and best practices for brokerages to take into consideration when implementing safety programs and policies to help agents stay safe.
Georgia court allows buyer’s lawsuit against the seller to proceed after she made improvements to the wrong property based on photos in the listing.