From the Hotline: When to Provide the Seller's Disclosure Notice

Callers have been confused about when sellers must provide the Seller’s Disclosure Notice to buy...

How an Ag Land Sale and Grazing Lease Went Wrong

A verbal agreement, a dispute about terms, cattle in distress—a recent case brought before the Aus...

Is the Texas Drone Law Unconstitutional?

The Texas Legislature in 2013 passed the Use of Unmanned Aircraft statute, which lists legal and ill...

Use This Form When a Third Party Needs to Guarantee a Lease

When you have prospective tenants who may not meet qualifications to sign the lease on their own—l...

Fast Answers to 8 Legal Questions

The Legal Topics Explained video series offers simple explanations of common legal issues in less th...

Here Are the Top TREC Complaints From the Past Year

Negligence, rebate, referral, earnest money, and other sales issues were the highest types of compla...

From the Legal Hotline: What Happens to the Option Fee for Buyers in Backup Positions?

We often get asked about the option fee with a “back-up” contract. If buyers submit a backup o...

Model Brokerage Policies and Procedures Manual Updated for 2020

Texas REALTORS® legal staff has updated the Model Brokerage Policies and Procedures Manual for 2020...

Get Clarity About Flood Risks and Disclosure Requirements

With the recent flood events and updates made by the Texas Legislature to the Seller's Disclosure No...

HUD Provides Guidance on Assistance Animal Certificates

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has requested that the Federal Trade Comm...

Watch: What Stays or Goes With a House?

Whether you're representing buyers or sellers, there can sometimes be confusion over what goes with ...

One-Month Reauthorization for NFIP

On Nov. 21, 2019, the president signed legislation passed by Congress that extends the National Floo...

What Happened at TREC's November Meeting

The Texas Real Estate Commission met November 19. The full agenda and materials are available at TRE...

Watch: Difference Between Service and Emotional Support Animals

Whether an animal is defined as an assistance, service, or emotional can be a point of confusion for...

Which Fee Section Applies in the Farm and Ranch Contract?

The Farm and Ranch Contract (TXR 1701) has two sections on page 9 related to fees: a Ratification of...

Is It Time to Renew Your DMCA Agent Registration?

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) online agent directory, which can protect you from claim...

From the Legal Hotline: Does Extending the Closing Date Extend a Contingency Date?

Members have called regarding situations where a contract is signed with an attached Addendum for ...

Was That Conversation Really Private?

As smart-home technology becomes more prevalent in homes, buyer’s agents should be mindful of wher...

Can Your Unlicensed Assistant Do That?

Along with setting rules for licensees, the Texas Real Estate Commission also governs what your unli...

Legal Webinar: Risks to Sellers of Smart-Home Tech

Many homeowners have installed smart-home devices that allow them to see or hear what's going on in ...