Brian Carter, Esq.

Staff Attorney
Brian Carter, Esq.

Brian W. Carter joined PAR with a dozen years of legal experience. While in private practice he advised clients on real estate, business, municipal and education law and also handled various litigation matters. He has advised landlords, private homeowners, and commercial developers across Pennsylvania on a wide range of matters, including evictions, disclosure disputes, zoning obligations, and planned community requirements. Brian also conducted over 100 real estate closings as a licensed title agent.

Additionally, he has guided clients across the country on business formations, mergers and acquisitions, and contract enforcement matters. His litigation experience extends into both state and federal courts across Pennsylvania, including arguing before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Brian is a graduate of Utah State University and the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.

Latest Content by Brian

What Waiving the Mortgage Contingency Really Means

Plainly stated, waiving the mortgage contingency has no effect on whether a buyer is allowed to obtain mortgage financing to complete the purchase.

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Eviction Moratorium Extension Announced

On March 29, the U.S. Center for Disease Control extended its eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021. No substantive changes to the eviction moratorium were made with this latest extension.

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Foreclosure Moratorium and Forbearance Period Extended

President Joe Biden recently announced an extension of the foreclosure moratorium and the forbearance period for mortgages backed by HUD, VA and USDA through June 30. Separately, the Federal Housing Finance Agency extended the foreclosure and eviction moratorium period until March 31, as well as forbearance period by three months for mortgages held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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New Eviction Rules to Go Into Effect Jan. 1

The Minor Court Rules Committee made two recommendations to change the rules, both of which are beneficial to landlords.

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When a Sale Is Terminated, What Happens to That Inspection?

The Pennsylvania Seller Disclosure Law requires sellers to disclose known material defects of a residential property to potential buyers, but it does not matter how a seller learns of that material defect. This includes material defects identified through a buyer’s inspection when the transaction does not ultimately close. In this situation, the seller’s property disclosure must be updated.

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Update on Eviction Moratoriums

Since our last article on eviction moratoriums several weeks ago, significant changes have occurred regarding COVID-related eviction moratoriums in Pennsylvania.

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