Human activity has been impacting the environment for thousands of years. Industrial, chemical, and energy related waste materials have had an exponential effect on the environment. It has only been in the last 50 years or so that environmental laws have been enacted to protect public health, safety and welfare, as well as preserving natural resources. These and other issues have made environmental law more and more prevalent in real estate transactions and litigation, as opposing groups seek to contain and remediate costs associated with contaminated sites and similar issues.
1. Industrial Revolution
2. Energy Consumption
4. Environmental Revolution
6. Environmental Site Assessment
Substances and Environmental Risk
d. Petroleum Based Contaminants
e. Underground Storage Tanks
a. Farm Products
b. Heavy Metals
d. PCBs and PBBs
Brownfield Remediation TC
Federal and State Laws
3. Toxic Substance Control Act
4. Clean Air and Water Acts
5. Safe Drinking Water Act
7. Stigma and Value
Code of Ethics
Realtors should recognize that the interests of the nation and its citizens require the highest and best use of the land and the widest distribution of land ownership. They require the creation of adequate housing, the building of functioning cities, the development of productive industries and farms, and the preservation of a healthful environment.
Such interests impose obligations beyond those of ordinary commerce. They impose grave social responsibility and a patriotic duty to which Realtors should dedicate themselves, and for which they should be diligent in preparing themselves. Realtors, therefore, are zealous to maintain and improve the standards of their calling and share with their fellow Realtors a common responsibility for its integrity and honor.
This course outlines the standards of practice expected of licensed realtors, and provides several case studies to illustrate those standards.
CODE OF ETHICS AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
Introduction and Preamble
Article 1 Duties to Clients and Customers
2. Agency Relationships
6. Due Diligence
3. Compensation and Commissions
4. Conflict of Interest
Articles 10-14 Duties to the Public
2. Professional Standards
3. Standards of Competence
4. Consultive Services
Articles 15-17 Duties to Realtors
5. Mediation and Arbitration
Business Ethics, NAR Code of Ethics and Pathways to Professionalism
1. History of NAR
2. Business Ethics
5. Arbitration Guidelines
1. Article 1
2. Article 12
3. Article 17
4. Commercial Cases
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