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

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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Summary of Current Eviction Moratoriums

The ability of landlords to evict tenants as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic through at least Aug. 31 is restricted due to a number of eviction moratoriums applicable in Pennsylvania.

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Masks Are Required Throughout the State

As this applies to Realtors®, face coverings should be worn whenever conducting real estate-related activities outside of your own residence.

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Trial Result Could Impact Pennsylvania Real Estate Activity

PAR has been tracking Ladd v. State Real Estate Commission since it was originally filed in 2018. Though the case had previously been dismissed by the Commonwealth Court, on May 19, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a decision reviving the case and sending it back to proceed to trial. The final outcome of the case could impact the licensing requirement for those engaging in Pennsylvania real estate activity.

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