Your Forms: Residential Lease and Early Termination of Residential Lease

The Residential Lease (TXR 2001) ends on the agreed-upon expiration date except if renewed, extended...

Is That Item Permanently Built In?

How do you determine if an item is “permanently installed and built-in” with regard to Paragraph...

From the Hotline: Addendum for Property Subject to Mandatory Membership in a Property Owners Association

Members have been asking about buyers’ ability to terminate contracts under the first two checkbox...

Do You Know the Rules for Intermediary Relationships?

A broker and that broker’s associated license holders can represent both the buyer and seller in t...

New, Updated Forms Now Available

Earlier this year, Texas REALTORS® task forces examined the association’s forms and proposed chan...

Your Forms: Amendment to Listing

You can use the Amendment to Listing (TXR 1404) form to make changes to a listing agreement. The bro...

Do You Know About Carbon Contracts?

Carbon contracts have been a popular topic of conversation for farmers and ranchers around the count...

Fact or Fiction? Apartment Locators Need To Have a Real Estate License

An apartment locator must have a real estate license. Fact. The Texas Real Estate Licensing Act r...

Do Mailbox Keys Convey?

If your clients don’t have a mailbox on their property, they might get mail from a cluster box: a ...

Fact or Fiction? You Must Post a Sign Announcing Video Surveillance at a Property

You must post a sign announcing video surveillance on private property. Fiction. You do not need ...

Legal FAQ: Can a Buyer Change Financing?

A seller accepted a contract with conventional financing and a full appraisal waiver. The buyer now ...

From the Legal Hotline: Investors and Disclosures

Members mistakenly believe that property investors are exempt from the requirement to provide a sell...

Proposed Revisions and New Forms for Commercial, Residential, and Farm & Ranch

Texas REALTORS® has proposed new forms and revisions to many existing commercial, residential, and ...

From the Legal Hotline: Use of Holdover Provision in Leases

I'm hearing on the Legal Hotline from members who want to know if the holdover provision in leases i...

How This EPA Rule Affects Property Management Companies

Are property management companies subject to the EPA's lead renovation, repair, and painting rule?Ye...

How Does the Addendum for "Back-up" Contract Work?

Some buyers may not know what happens after signing a backup contract on a property. The Addendum fo...

Who Decides Ownership of Water Rights in Texas?

On March 24, the Texas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case posing the question of who d...

Earnest Money and Terminating a Contract

My buyer clients and the sellers agreed to and signed a contract on a property. However, my clients ...

Understanding the Request for Mortgage Information Form

Your seller clients may use the Request for Mortgage Information (TXR 1413) when asking lienholders ...

When Contract Deadlines Fall on Holidays

When calculating deadlines, TREC and Texas REALTORS® contracts use calendar days, not business days...