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Category: Legal

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Is the eviction process different for manufactured homes?

04/14/2017 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

The Texas Property Code specifies an eviction process for manufactured-home communities where the tenant owns the home but rents the lot.

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When a broker can pay an agent’s commission to a business entity

04/11/2017 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A recent topic from the TAR Legal Hotline.

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What you need to know about assistance animals

04/07/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

Learn what the federal Fair Housing Act requires of you when it comes to allowing assistance animals.

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Where to send ideas for improving your real estate forms

04/05/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

Want to see a change? Here's how.

Categories: Forms, Legal

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Can the daily rental amount in a temporary lease be left blank?

04/03/2017 | Author: Legal Staff

A question about using the Seller's Temporary Residential Lease

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What to do with the earnest money when a buyer defaults after waiving the contingency

03/30/2017 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Can the buyer who waived the contingency get her earnest money back if she didn’t sell her property and now can’t close?

Categories: Legal

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Who signs the lead-based paint addendum first?

03/24/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

The seller has an obligation to provide information about any known lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards.

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Can you refuse to rent to smokers?

03/23/2017 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

If you institute a no-smokers policy, be sure to enforce it consistently.

Categories: Legal, Landlords, Renters

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The correct way to count contract days

03/21/2017 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Do you know how to properly count days in TREC and TAR residential contracts?

Categories: Forms, Legal

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Don’t let someone else’s online mistake get you into legal trouble

03/16/2017 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

By updating this information with the U.S. Copyright Office, you are one step closer toward receiving protection from certain copyright-infringement claims.

Categories: Business tips, Legal