OH 3.0 hours Disclosure Is Not A Secret Course Syllabus
3.0 Elective Hours.
Federal fair housing laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or handicap. In some states, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also prohibited. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has said "it is illegal for real estate professionals to make unsolicited disclosures that a current or former occupant of a home has AIDS," and advises practitioners not to respond to direct questions on this topic from buyers. This advice holds true for all of the protected classes.
The federal law prohibits salespeople from disclosing information about a neighborhood that addresses it's racial, religious, or ethnic composition as a way to restrict a buyer's or renter's choices. The federal fair housing laws make it unlawful to refuse to disclose information on available financing to persons in a protected class.
This course list and summarize a variety of required federal disclosures. Upon completion, the real estate licensee will be able to demonstrate knowledge of federal disclosure requirements.