What TAR said about TREC’s proposed rule changes
10/06/2016 | Author: Legal Staff
The Texas Real Estate Commission at its August meeting proposed several rule changes, two of which either prohibit or limit an unlicensed assistant’s ability to access a property. These changes in §535.4 and §535.5 of the Texas Administrative Code would also prohibit an unlicensed assistant’s ability to host an open house and restrict an unlicensed person’s ability to view a property unescorted.
The Texas Association of REALTORS® last week submitted a letter outlining the association’s concern regarding these changes, which can be boiled down to two statements:
The Texas Association of REALTORS® is concerned that the proposed changes subject real estate brokers to unreasonable and unnecessary liability.
The Texas Association of REALTORS® is concerned that the proposed changes unfairly disadvantage license holders engaged in real estate specialties, including commercial, property management, and farm and ranch.
You can read the full letter submitted by TAR to TREC for an explanation of the association’s position. The commission will consider all comments received on the proposed changes at its November meeting
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