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Buyers and Investment Rental Properties and Vacation Rental Properties

By |2020-07-29T11:56:00-05:00July 29th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

Buyers who desire to purchase properties with current and/or future rental tenants (e.g., long term resident tenants, shorter term vacation rental tenants) should investigate the property prior to contract and/or during a due diligence period so the buyer has a way out of the deal if the information is not to the buyer's liking. Buyers [...]

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Sarah Takacs Grievance Committee educational video

By |2020-07-28T13:03:19-05:00July 28th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

REALTOR® Sarah Takacs has been active with SCR and LLR in many roles for many years and created a short training video on the SCR Grievance Committee. The SCR Grievance Committee acts as a "grand jury/gatekeeper" for the Professional Standards Committee and Citation Panel for ethics complaints and handles arbitration complaints.  From the 2020 [...]

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SC Attorney General Opinion, February 21, 2019, Fair Housing Catawba Indian Reservation

By |2020-07-22T13:01:10-05:00July 22nd, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

February 21, 2019 Opinion on the applicability of the South Carolina Fair Housing law to the Catawba Indian Nation (Section 31-21-10, South Carolina Code of Laws). Requested by The Honorable Raymond Buxton, II, Commissioner, and R. Alexander Pate, II, Staff Counsel, South Carolina Human Affairs Commission. Read full opinion. Read more: http://www.scag.gov/archives/37780#ixzz6Swp5djjM Posted by: Byron [...]

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SC Attorney General Opinion, Casino Night

By |2020-07-22T12:22:22-05:00July 22nd, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

February 27, 2019 Opinion on whether the law related to casino night events was altered by certain amendments to Article XVII, Section 7 of the South Carolina Constitution and Section 33-57-100 et seq., of the Code of Laws which provided for the lawful operation of charitable raffles. Requested by The Honorable W. Walter Wilkins, Solicitor, [...]

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SC Attorney General Opinion, March 29, 2019, liability overcharge millage

By |2020-07-22T12:11:49-05:00July 22nd, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

March 29, 2019 Opinion on a political subdivision’s liability for “costs” upon submitting an excessive millage rate to a county auditor. Requested by Andrea E. White, Esquire, Counsel to the Abbeville County School District. Read full opinion. Read more: http://www.scag.gov/archives/38119#ixzz6SwcfhRRo Posted by: Byron King on 07/22/20 (This information is only accurate as of 07/22/20. You [...]

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SC Attorney General Opinion, May 3, 2019 Special Purpose District Millage

By |2020-07-22T12:08:05-05:00July 22nd, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

May 3, 2019 Opinion on how a special purpose fire district may raise its millage rate and how two special purpose districts may be merged. Requested by The Honorable Glenn G. Reese, Member, South Carolina Senate. Read full opinion. Read more: http://www.scag.gov/archives/38426#ixzz6SwbdYOPa Posted by: Byron King on 07/22/20 (This information is only accurate as of [...]

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SC Attorney General Opinion: Homestead for non-citizens

By |2020-07-21T12:15:32-05:00July 21st, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

June 21, 2019 Opinion on whether proof of U.S. citizenship is required to receive the homestead exemption for property taxes. Requested by The Honorable Jerry N. Govan, Jr., Member, South Carolina House of Representatives. Read full opinion. Read more: http://www.scag.gov/archives/38804#ixzz6SqnBUMHd Posted by: Byron King on 07/21/20 (This information is only accurate as of 07/21/20. You [...]

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SC Attorney General, HOA towing vehicle

By |2020-07-21T12:10:40-05:00July 21st, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

http://www.scag.gov/archives/40012 December 2, 2019 Opinion on whether a homeowners association has legal authority to tow a vehicle that is in violation of the CCRs but is otherwise lawfully parked on a county-maintained roadway. Requested by Mr. Mike Cochran, City of Hanahan Administrator. Read more: http://www.scag.gov/archives/40012#ixzz6SqmClIGE Posted by: Byron King on 07/21/20 (This information is only [...]

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Ethics Case 3-3, Negotiating Commission Reduction

By |2020-07-21T11:47:37-05:00July 21st, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

by Byron King Case #3-13 Timing of Commission Negotiations (Adopted November, 2019.) REALTOR® A signs a listing agreement with Seller B for the sale of her home. The home is priced at $1,000,000, and REALTOR® A files the listing with the MLS, offering a certain percentage of cooperative compensation. REALTOR® C sees the listing and [...]

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ADA lawsuits against your Website

By |2020-07-21T09:59:54-05:00July 21st, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

by Byron King SCR and other associations are hearing reports of REALTORS® receiving letters from law firms demanding money as settlement for ADA issues with their real estate websites. Most successful REALTORS® operate a website. Most Americans have some form of visual or hearing impairment even if that is merely wearing glasses. Others may be [...]

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