HARRISBURG PA – In an announcement posted this week (Wednesday, June 17, 2009) on its website, the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission said it was extending for three months – until Sept. 15, 2009 – the deadline to implement its new consumer notice. Before the announcement, the deadline had been set for June 15.
The Commission reported it had received “numerous calls” about the implementation date of the new, shorter-form notice from licensees whom, it said, “may still have a substantial supply” of older, long-form notices available. Because “there is no substantive distinction” between the two forms, the Commission said, it decided to allow continue use of the long form through mid-September.
Licensees can use the short form too, if they want, but one or the other must be presented upon an initial interview with a prospective client, the Commission emphasized.
As of Sept. 16, the Commission added, the long-form will be officially phased out and only the new short form will be acceptable.