Form COVID allows the buyer and seller to pre-agree to a limited extension of transactional deadlines for a COVID-related issue that prevents them from performing.


Form COVID-PAN is a notice to buyers and others who may access a property (inspectors, appraisers, etc.) regarding general health and safety precautions, and includes an assumption of risk by those individuals.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Applications

(Sept. 25, 2022) Pennsylvania counties launched the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which was approved by the passage of the second federal stimulus bill in 2021. Applicants should contact their county administrator to determine if funding is still available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs (rev. 8/2/2021)

Most COVID-related rules directly affecting real estate have been rescinded by Federal, state and local governments. PAR recommends remaining current on updated CDC guidance regarding issues like testing, quarantine and mask usage, as well as any local government policies that may still be in place.

Businesses, of course, are still permitted to impose additional restrictions if they care to (as is always the case), and it is certainly possible that clients - particularly sellers - may wish to set certain restrictions as part of their business relationship.

Please read through our current FAQ for more information. These materials have been updated to reflect the current status of rules & restrictions. If there's something you remember hearing about that doesn't show up here, then it's likely not in place any longer.

Are there still any special rules for real estate? (i.e. masks, vaccinations, open house limitations, etc.)
Does HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) apply to real estate transactions?
How should we handle positive COVID-19 tests from agents and/or clients?
Is an eviction moratorium still in place?
Can I still take livestreamed education courses (pre-license, broker credit and/or continuing education) for credit?
Does PAR have any forms specifically dealing with COVID-related issues?

Vaccine FAQs - Brokerage Operations

Can brokers require that agents and employees get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Can brokers require proof of vaccination?

Financial FAQs

(revised Sept. 26, 2022) All emergency unemployment programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), ended Sept. 4, 2021.

The state's regular unemployment compensation program and those receiving benefits from it are unaffected.

What if I received benefits and I get a notice of overpayment?
What if I receive an audit inquiry from the Department of Labor and Industry?
What if I am notified that someone falsely filed for unemployment under my name?
Will I ever have to pay any of this money back?

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Eviction Proceeding Timelines Modified

Coronavirus Resources for Property Owners

The National Association of Realtors® has developed a guide for property owners including links to financial institutions, U.S. federal government agencies, mortgage servicers and more.

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