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It's Time to Register for the 2020 Mid-Year Meeting in Savannah, Georgia!


Don't miss this outstanding opportunity to join your colleagues to address current trends, emerging issues, and solutions to shared regulatory challenges at the 2020 ARELLO Mid-Year Meeting to be held April 29th-May 2nd in Savannah, Georgia!

The Mid-Year Meeting presents opportunities to attend ARELLO's targeted-issue committee meetings, roundtable discussions, and presentations focusing on real estate industry regulation and the public protection mission of our members. The ...

Meet Your ARELLO Staff: Director of Distance Education Lynette Buchanan


Boundaries is pleased to present "Meet Your ARELLO Staff," a limited-run monthly series that introduces the people who, along with CEO Nick Rhoad, work to achieve ARELLO's mission and serve its members.

Lynette Buchanan joined the ARELLO team in the summer of 2016 and brought with her extensive experience in education. As Director of Distance Education, she is responsible for managing the highly successful distance education course certification program. She partners with ...

A Quick Look at 2020 Real Estate Legislation (Part I in a Series)


Each year Boundaries monitors proposed legislation and rulemaking proceedings in ARELLO member and other jurisdictions, and our "Quick Look" series provides a "snapshot" view of emerging laws and rules. Here's "Part I," a sampling of recently proposed or enacted statutes focusing on real estate license law exemptions, property disclosures, and provisions relating to criminal convictions. Watch future issues for more "Quick Look" articles in other areas of interest, as well as more ...

New York Court Orders Temporary Halt to Tenant-Paid Commission Ban


The New York Department of State (NYDOS) has rocked the state's real estate industry with guidance interpreting recently enacted tenant protection laws to prohibit landlord's real estate brokers from collecting commissions from tenants, except where they are formally engaged to represent a tenant's interests. Shortly after issuance of the guidance interpretation, a state court temporarily enjoined its application or enforcement.

Unlike residential rental practices in most U.S. ...

Another Look at Equitable Interest Transactions: Illinois Court Rejects Claim of Exemption from Licensee Duties


The February edition of Boundaries took a look at an unlicensed buyer's unsuccessful claim that Arkansas real estate licensing requirements did not reach a transaction involving a contractual "equitable interest" in the subject property. This month, we look at an Illinois decision rejecting a real estate licensee's claim that the "doctrine of equitable conversion" excused him from alleged license law violations.

The case involved an Illinois real estate licensee who ...

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