New Rules Issued to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Pennsylvania has issued over a dozen new orders and advisories between last week and this week and though none of those orders specifically target real estate, PAR’s legal team outlines how several will impact your daily practice to varying degrees. 

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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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Just Do It

Pennsylvania is currently under an “Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Requiring Universal Face Coverings.” This rule clearly applies to showings – that’s not really up for discussion. Wear your mask.

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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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Best of the Hotline: Price Escalation Addendum

The Price Escalation Addendum (Form PEA) is one of the most misunderstood in the PAR forms library. You should review PAR’s guidelines for the form before using it, but let’s review a couple of the most common questions/complaints/misconceptions that we hear on the PAR Legal Hotline.

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