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Real Estate Instructors Seminar Connecticut Law Update. Connecticut 2007 Legislative Session is not over until June 6, 2007. Bills reported on here may or may not pass into law; other new bills may still be introduced. Information on Connecticut Bills and Public Acts

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real estate instructors seminar connecticut law update

Real Estate Instructors SeminarConnecticut Law Update

Connecticut 2007 Legislative Session

is not over until June 6, 2007.

Bills reported on here may or may not pass into law;

other new bills may still be introduced.

Information on Connecticut Bills and Public Acts

can be found athttp://www.cga.ct.gov.

Katherine A. Pancak, University of ConnecticutMarch 30, 2007

real estate brokerage
REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE
  • Licensing
    • (1) Allows licensee candidates unlimited times within a one year to take the licensing exam (vs. four times); however provision for annual renewal of eligibility is eliminated.
    • (2) Eliminates $25 fee for duplicate copy of a license certificate.
    • HB 6992, active.
  • License Fees
    • Reduces the annual license renewal fees by $3 (broker - from $300 to $297; salespersons - from $225 to $222).
    • SB 110, active.
  • Course Approval Fees
    • Imposes a $25 fee for course approval.
    • SB 114; appears inactive.
disclosures
DISCLOSURES
  • Additional Disclosures
    • Requires disclosure of flood hazard areas, airports, special tax assessment areas, known or potential radon gas zones, and environmental hazards superfund sites.
    • SB 772; active.
  • Environmental Hazard Disclosure Statement
    • Requires seller to deliver a statement about whether property is located on or neat an environmentally contaminated site; seller and agent liability limited for non-fraudulent errors based on public information.
    • HB 6859; active.
  • Sinkholes
    • Adds sinkholes to current property condition disclosure form.
    • SB 71; appears inactive.
  • Gun or Hunting Clubs
    • Requires seller’s agent to make written disclosure to buyer about presence of gun club or hunting club located within one mile of property.
    • SB 283, active.
  • Title Insurance
    • Requires attorneys representing buyers to make disclosures about options and necessity of title insurance.
    • SB 832; appears inactive.
  • Mortgage Referral Fees
    • Requires mortgage brokers and real estate agents to disclosure that they are not giving or receiving a referral fee; failure could lead to license revocation.
    • HB 5344; active.
other
OTHER
  • Department of Housing
    • Reestablishes DOH.
    • HB 5049; active.
  • Assignment of Rents
    • Adopts the Uniform of Assignment of Rents Act.
    • SB 2007, active.
  • Foreclosure Protection
    • Protects homeowners against equity skimming.
    • HB 5222, active.
  • Electronic Recording
    • Allows towns to prepare for electronic recording of documents.
    • SB 594; active.
  • Conveyance Tax
    • Numerous bills have been proposed dealing with conveyance tax.
    • ?!?!
  • Eminent Domain
    • Numerous bills have been proposed dealing with eminent domain.
    • ?!?!
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