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

When Does Property Management Not Require a Real Estate License?

The licensing law contains a limited exclusion from the licensing requirement for persons employed by the owner for managing and maintaining multifamily residential properties. To rely on this exclusion, the regulations require the owner to retain all decision-making authority, including conditions of occupancy, negotiating leases and entering into leases with tenants.

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CDC Eviction Moratorium Extended Until July 31

No substantive changes to the eviction moratorium were made with this latest extension. However, the CDC also announced that this latest extension “is currently intended to be a final” extension and the “CDC does not plan to extend the order further.”

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Eviction Proceeding Timelines Modified

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made emergency rule changes to some of the timelines relating to residential eviction proceedings before magisterial district judges. These modified rules went into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. After seeking public comment and additional feedback on the modified rules, the Supreme Court recently announced it is modifying the timelines back to their original periods effective Jan. 1, 2022.

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Powers of Attorney and Real Estate Transactions

Realtors® should NOT rely upon their own review and judgment of whether a power of attorney is valid, nor on the judgment of the client.

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Eviction Moratorium Struck Down by Federal Judge

The judge agreed with the argument that despite the “serious public health crisis” presented by COVID-19, the CDC exceeded its statutory authority when imposing the eviction moratorium.

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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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