“It depends” is the right answer to most questions. Here the question is whether it is legal to give thank you gifts to people who refer buyers and sellers to real estate licensees. The reason I can’t give a straight answer to this simple question is because it lacks the details that accompany real life situations.
The clear message is that when you sue for a fee, the client is going to bite by claiming that no fee was owed because of the malpractice committed by the broker or salesperson.
A majority of states, including Pennsylvania, have enacted broker lien laws that enable real estate brokers to file liens on commercial property in the full amount of their commission.
Many real estate legal disputes find their way to Magisterial District Courts in Pennsylvania for a number of reasons.
As a broker holding a deposit, how long should it take you to return it pursuant to the terms of a release signed by both parties or when sufficient time has passed and not litigation/mediation has been initated?
Often contracts for public projects and large private projects require subcontractors to sign lien waivers and releases in order to receive periodic payments for their work.
Citizens are expressing their skepticism and outright anger about stormwater fees that are being assessed throughout the Commonwealth.
PFAS chemicals, which historically had been used in products in the U.S., continue to show up in soil and water systems. Various bills are making their way through Congress and Pennsylvania is exploring the idea of setting state-wide health standards for the PFAS.
Who, if anyone, should attend home inspections has been a topic of debate for as long as home inspections have been a standard element in a residential transaction.
It happens. Sellers agree to make repairs suggested by a home inspection, but fail to complete the job timely.