Hank Lerner, Esq.

Hank Lerner, Esq.

Hank Lerner, Esq. is the director of law & policy at the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®. Follow Hank on Twitter.
Posted by Hank Lerner, Esq.
Local tax assessment appeals and what you need to know

Local tax assessment appeals and what you need to know

Jul 20, 2017 | Hank Lerner, Esq.

On July 5, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court handed down an important decision in Valley Forge Towers Apts. N, LP v. Upper Merion Area School District that has the potential to bring major changes to local tax assessment appeals.

Read More | 2 Comments

Coming soon

Coming soon

Jul 5, 2017 | Hank Lerner, Esq.

There’s been a recent surge of confusion and angst over “coming soon” or other similar “pre-marketing” techniques. Whatever you might call it, brokers and agents need to remember that all marketing and advertising has to abide by the same basic rules.

Read More | 13 Comments

Hotel occupancy tax: What short-term rental owners need to know

Hotel occupancy tax: What short-term rental owners need to know

Apr 25, 2017 | Hank Lerner, Esq.

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has been ramping up collections efforts for the state hotel occupancy tax lately.

Read More | 0 Comments

JustListed in your inbox. Delivered daily.

Follow the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors

New injunction impacts recent overtime pay rules

New injunction impacts recent overtime pay rules

Dec 5, 2016 | Hank Lerner, Esq.

The Federal Department of Labor earlier this year issued a set of rules that would dramatically change how overtime pay is handled for employees. However, on Nov. 22, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction that – for now – serves to indefinitely delay those rules. So what were those proposed rules, and how does this delay affect you and your business – if at all?

Read More | 1 Comments

FAA releases drone rules for real estate agents

FAA releases drone rules for real estate agents

Jun 22, 2016 | Hank Lerner, Esq.

Want to use a drone for real estate photography? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a long-awaited set of regulations on the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – or drones – on June 21.

Read More | 8 Comments

Radon testing is still necessary in buying and selling real estate

Radon testing is still necessary in buying and selling real estate

Dec 15, 2014 | Hank Lerner, Esq.

Testing for Radon in homes is still a vital part of the selling and buying process.

Read More | 4 Comments

Are drones legal in real estate practice?

Are drones legal in real estate practice?

Nov 26, 2014 | Hank Lerner, Esq.

Sometime in the past year or two, the real estate universe decided that use of drones to take aerial photographs would revolutionize real estate. Hank Lerner, PAR’s Director of Law & Policy, dives in and asks the question: are drones legal in real estate practice?

Read More | 9 Comments

Agent Questionnaire now available for consumers

Agent Questionnaire now available for consumers

Jun 23, 2014 | Hank Lerner, Esq.

The Agent Questionnaire is now available. This document will assist consumers in asking the right questions when selecting a Realtor®.

Read More | 1 Comments

Do agent rating sites make the grade?

Do agent rating sites make the grade?

Jun 9, 2014 | Hank Lerner, Esq.

PAR put together a member task force that spent lots of time dissecting some existing rating systems, and eventually sketching out their ideas for the ideal agent rating system.

Read More | 1 Comments