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Legal updates dominated top 2018 articles

by Kevin Juliano, CAE, RCE on

As we wrap up 2018, we celebrate a decade of publishing articles on PARJustListed. In that time, JustListed content has grown to be one of the key mechanisms for Pennsylvania Realtors® to stay up-to-date with industry trends, news about the association and legal updates.

In 2019, you can expect coverage of issues important to you to continue. The resources you come to expect from PAR will continue to be the bedrock of PARealtor.org

Below you will find the top posts of 2018 based on unique user traffic according to Google Analytics. Enjoy a refresher or important updates on topics you may have missed this year:

Superior Court weighs in on landlord’s charging last month’s rent in advance
In a recently published opinion, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in the case E.S. Management v. Yingkai Gao, et al. that a residential landlord violated Pennsylvania’s Landlord and Tenant Act by requiring tenants to pay a security deposit equivalent to two months’ rent and advance payment of the last month’s rent (discounted by $200.00).

Charging last month’s rent in advance: Your questions, answered
This article addresses questions posted to Superior Court Weighs in on Landlord’s Charging Last Month’s Rent in Advance, published last month in JustListed.

Realtor® warns of suspicious caller
A suspicious man named Dwayne Bergeman is calling female Realtors® across the country.

State passes amendments to real estate licensing act
House Bill 863 (Rothman, R-Cumberland), which amends the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act, unanimously passed the Senate on Friday and is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature.

Superior court weighs in on the Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law
The Superior Court recently made two decisions on the Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law that Realtors® should be aware of.

Bureau’s new licensing system: Your questions, answered
As the state Bureau of Professional and Occupations Affairs transitions real estate licensees to the Pennsylvania Licensing System, known as PALS, we have received a number of questions about the application process. PAR recently reached out to Bureau Commissioner Ian Harlow, who provided an update on the changes going on at the bureau office.

Communicating acceptance: When is a binding Agreement of Sale officially formed?
Many believe that an Agreement of Sale is effective the moment that both parties sign it. But there are always exceptions.

Bureau gears up for license renewal process
For the last year or so, the state has been rolling out the Pennsylvania Licensing System – known as PALS – as the licensing portal for all 29 licensing boards and commissions overseen by the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.

Pennsylvania 1099-MISC Withholding Changes
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Radee Skipworth, deputy secretary for compliance and collections from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, to discuss the changes to 1099 tax withholdings.

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  • Arch Autenreith    December 31, 2018 | 9:12 am

    Having a year-end roundup of the top PARjustlisted articles is a good way to summarize the year.
    I’m going to share with my agents.
    Thank you.
    Arch Autenreith

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  • Andrew Wetzel    December 31, 2018 | 10:49 am

    I enjoy the articles and thank you for keeping us updated!

    Happy New Year!

    Andrew Wetzel

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