If you ever have a buyer or seller or landlord or tenant who either violate fair housing laws/rules or direct you to violate fair housing laws/rules…
Hopefully, you have educated your buyers and sellers and landlords and tenants on fair housing during the beginning of your relationships. So, this issue is rare to occur.
Re-educate your buyers and sellers and landlords and tenants on fair housing when these issues arise during your relationship.
Re-educate your buyers and sellers and landlords and tenants on their duties under SCR forms regarding fair housing.
Do not allow fair housing violations to occur.
Do not follow illegal/unethical directions to violate fair housing.
Contact your BIC and brokerage attorney asap.
Contact the SCR legal hotline asap. 803-772-5206
Because these actions could violate SCR forms such as listing agreements and buyer agreements, your brokerage and legal counsel could sue the breaching party for your damages and your attorney fees. The threat of litigation can lead to settlement and/or mediation settlement.
Posted by: Byron King on 2/19/21 (This information is only accurate as of 2/19/21. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 2/19/21 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at screaltors.org)