Connecticut Real Estate Agency Law Review and Fair Housing Part Two provides you with the history and developments in agency and Fair Housing laws. The Connecticut Real Estate Commission wants all real estate licensees to have a complete understanding of the state and federal regulations in these areas.
The course begins with an explanation of the basic definitions and requirements regarding advanced rental payment security deposits. This includes the duties of a licensee as they relate to the requirements for security deposits, deadlines, and types of misuse. You will also come to understand the role of the banking commission and the punishments and fines that may be levied when violations occur.
The second chapter goes on to review common mistakes that real estate agents make. While continuing education provides a basis for understanding the laws as they apply to real estate licensees, it is also helpful to learn from actual mistakes that are commonly made. We will review best practices for advertising so that you can avoid unethical or illegal practices when conducting your business.
Fair Housing laws are discussed in detail in the third chapter. Here we will review the history of Fair Housing beginning with the Civil Rights Act of 1866 all the way through the must recently enacted laws. We will also compare how Connecticut Fair Housing laws differ from the federal laws. Additionally, this chapter covers discrimination based on disability with an emphasis on the types of accommodations that are required.
The final chapter is a review of the guiding principles of the National Association of REALTORS®. The National Association of REALTORS® has a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice that REALTORS® pledge to observe and practice. Whether or not you are a member of NAR®, applying these principles to your business practices will only serve to help ensure that you are serving your customers and clients to the best of your ability.