South Carolina Real Estate Continuing Education Courses
SOUTH CAROLINA Provider Number: 952License Renewal Requirements
4.0 hours Valuation, Marketing, and Listings Course Syllabus
4.0 Elective Hours
In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act. This law, which is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), protects consumers from discrimination related to almost all housing arrangements within the United States. In the sale or rental of any housing, the law prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status, and disability. It is illegal for anyone to threaten, coerce, intimidate or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others who exercise that right.
It is illegal to refuse to engage in a real estate transaction with someone because a person is a member of a protected class. You may not modify terms or conditions for the sale of or rental of a property because a person is a member of a protected class. A listing should be refused if it is in violation of the Fair Housing Act.
This course reviews the basics of Fair Housing and protected classes and will help you identify the 7 categories forming the basis for discrimination under the Fair Housing Law, discrimination in advertising, and Anti-Trust Laws. This is a great review for any real estate professional.