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On September 21, the California Department of Real Estate issued FAQs on licensing processes during Covid-19. The FAQs respond to questions regarding, among other things, how to determine whether an exam has been cancelled and how to reschedule the exam, the best way to complete a renewal of an expiring real estate license, completing continuing education requirements, and whether the DRE will accept electronic signatures on licensing documents.
On August 31, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies updated its Safer at Home: Additional Guidance for Real Estate Brokers & Servicers, previously covered here and here, to note that the executive order creating a statewide mask ordinance was extended by Executive Order D 2020 164. Real estate businesses and professionals are encouraged to review the guidance, which responds to frequently asked questions related to real estate services, including field services.
On July 17, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies updated its Safer at Home: Additional Guidance for Real Estate Brokers & Servicers, previously covered here, to account for the Colorado governor’s recently-issued mask ordinance. The updated guidance provides that businesses must refuse service to customers not wearing masks and responds to frequently asked questions regarding the mask ordinance, including whether businesses should follow state or local mask orders.
On July 19, the Colorado governor issued Executive Order 2020 141, which extends Executive Order D 2020 015, as amended by several earlier orders, until August 18, 2020. Executive Order D 2020 015 authorizes the Department of Regulatory Agencies to promulgate and issue emergency rules extending the expiration date of licenses issued by the Division of Banking for money transmitters and licenses issued by the Division of Real Estate for real estate brokers.
California governor extends time period to submit real estate renewal applications, fees, and continuing education requirements
On June 15, the California governor issued Executive Order N-69-20, which extends the provisions of the governor’s April 16 executive order, Executive Order N-52-20, and grants an additional 60-day extension to submit real estate license renewal applications, fees, and continuing education requirements. The California Department of Real Estate also updated its FAQs for applicants and licensees regarding Executive Order N-69-20 and Executive Order N-52-20.
On June 11, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) issued a reminder regarding the Safer at Home guidance for real estate businesses. In light of the various sources of guidance and versions of public health orders, DORA advises that real estate businesses and professionals review the Safer at Home: Additional Guidance for Real Estate Brokers & Servicers document, which responds to frequently asked questions related to real estate services.
Minnesota Department of Commerce extends certain licensing application deadlines for insurance producers and real estate brokers
On May 27, the Minnesota Department of Commerce issued an order modifying certain regulatory deadlines as set forth in Regulatory Guidance 20-29, 20-30, 20-31, 20-32, and 20-33. Guidance 20-29 through 20-32 extends the deadlines for insurance producer and adjuster renewal applications, and Guidance 20-33 extends the deadline for certain real estate broker license applicants to complete their applications.
On May 19, Washington issued guidelines for the real estate industry during Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan. Among other things, the guidelines prohibit in-person meetings with customers except when necessary to view a property or sign documents and limit attendance at on-site activities—such as such as appraisals, viewings, or walkthroughs — to three people.
On May 19, the Pennsylvania governor issued a revised executive order permitting all businesses in the real estate industry to commence in-person operations, and the Department of Health made corresponding revisions to previous orders to implement the change. Concurrently, the Pennsylvania Department of State issued guidance to the real estate industry, which contains requirements for conducting in-person operations in a manner that protects the health of customers and employees.
On May 7, California issued updated guidance for real estate transactions and an accompanying checklist for the real estate industry intended to minimize the spread of Covid-19 as these business gradually reopen as part of Stage 2 of the state’s roadmap for modifying the stay home order. The guidance includes protocols for the workplace and shown properties.
- Steven R. vonBerg to discuss "Non-QM market overview & the impact of QM 2.0" at the IMN Non-QM Virtual Conference
- Buckley Webcast: Looking ahead — Tighter scrutiny of deposit and payment practices
- Jeffrey P. Naimon to discuss "What have you bought non-QM post-Covid?" at the IMN Non-QM Virtual Conference
- Garylene D. Javier to moderate "Innovation in an evolving privacy landscape" at the American Bar Association Business Law Section Consumer Financial Services Committee Winter Meeting