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Michigan Realtors®: Real Estate Gathering Restrictions Lifted

As you may know, a new DHHS Order came out that goes into effect on June 1, 2021. The new rules no longer regulate gatherings that take place at a residence. For other types of gatherings, the rules provide that no one is required to wear a mask outdoors, and vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors.

Under the new DHHS Order, effective June 1st, there are no longer any regulatory limits on the number of persons viewing a home during an open house or other showings. Moreover, the regulations on masks and social distancing no longer apply to home showings.

COVID-19 Regulations and Real Estate: Where Are We Now?

If you’ve been monitoring the news, there has been an increase in discussions surrounding reentry to offices and mask requirements. With vaccinations becoming more prevalent and available, and Covid-19 cases in moderate decline, there has been increased optimism that many of the gathering and workplace limitations will be relaxed. Along with that possibility, there will need to be forthcoming guidance from MDHHS and MIOSHA on how best to navigate future regulatory changes. The purpose of this communication is to summarize the current regulations on real estate activity as of today.

Court Invalidates CDC Eviction Ban

U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia struck down a nationwide eviction moratorium Wednesday. The ruling has application nationwide. 

As many of you know, the moratorium was an extraordinary measure put in place last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), claiming authority under the Public Health Service Act during health emergencies. The moratorium was most recently extended through the end of June.

Duties and Services Required Of A Licensee

Hello Michigan Realtors®, and welcome back to the Letter of the Law. Today we look at some of the differences between fiduciary duties owed to the client and the execution of services agreed to under a service provision agreement. Based on many of the calls that we receive, there seems to be a fair amount of confusion between duties owed and services rendered according to an agency agreement.