Welcome to the Legal Section of C.A.R. Online, where REALTORS® legal needs are met with the latest information and legal updates. Look below for the latest legal news during the last two weeks. You'll see Regulatory News, new Realegals®, and What's Hot announcements.
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Dec. 19, 2014 (revised) Legal Article: The Sales Disclosure Chart addresses the general applicability of common disclosure requirements in particular types of transactions, but does not cover all disclosures required by law such as additional local requirements.
Dec. 19, 2014 (revised) Legal Article: This chart provides REALTORS® and their clients with an easy-to-use reference guide for determining the general applicability of common disclosure laws for residential real properties of one-to-four units. This chart, however, pertains only to properties, including REO properties, acquired by any lender--private or otherwise--through the foreclosure process or by deed-in-lieu of foreclosure.
Dec. 19, 2014 (revised) Legal Article: The Summary Disclosure Chart is designed to provide REALTORS® and their clients with an easy-to-use reference guide for determining the applicability of the state and federal laws to real estate transactions most commonly handled by real estate licensees.
Dec. 18, 2014 (revised) Legal Article: This Q&A addresses the most common questions about the RR form fielded by the Legal Hotline attorneys. It will explain the advantages of the form; answer technical questions associated with filling it out; and provide practical tips for both listing and buyer’s agents.
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