CAR Legal Updates

Extended Time Periods for Tenant Eviction Notices Effective September 1st Effective September 1, 2019, weekends and court holidays will no longer count in calculating the time periods for the following tenant notices: • Notice to Pay Rent or Quit (C.A.R. form...

CAR Legislative Update

AB 724 (Wicks), a rental registry bill opposed by C.A.R., will be amended to address C.A.R.’s concerns. Current law allows a local government to establish a rental registry within its jurisdiction. AB 724 establishes a new statewide rental registry that would...

CAR Legal Update

Petition Process for the Removal of Discipline Information from the DRE’s Website – Regulations Approved and the DRE is Now Accepting Petitions The Department of Real Estate (DRE) has issued a Real Estate Advisory, approving Regulation 2915 effective...

Wave of Earnest Money Deposit Scams Reappear

While we all are concerned about cybercrime and identity theft, it appears taking someone’s money the old-fashioned way has reappeared in a short sale EMD scam. The alleged scam appears to follow the same basic format.  An agent claims to have a listing for a...

CAR Legal Update

DRE Weighs In on “Coming Soon” Advertising: “Be Sure to Maintain Fiduciary Responsibility for Your Client or Face Civil and Regulatory Liability” The Department of Real Estate has included in its 2018 Winter Real Estate Bulletin, an article which discusses the risks...

Legal Tool: Negotiation After Inspection

This month’s legal tools topic, Negotiation After Inspection, introduces a new form, Amendment of Existing Agreement Terms (AEA) and how this form and the Request for Repairs (RR) and Response to Request for Repairs (RRRR) forms may each be used in the...