Legal Center: Fees that City’s homeowners were forced to pay to fund unconstitutional “point of sale” inspections must now be returned
Issues & Legislation
The Point of Sale ordinance list has been updated and is now available on ACAR’s website by clicking here. The list is meant to be a helpful resource only. Contact the city building or housing department with any questions and for
At the Middleburg Heights City Council meeting on June 13, 2017, Ordinance 2017-39 was unanimously passed. The legislation creates a new chapter of city code entitled, “Point of Sale Inspection of Septic Systems.”
According to the ordinance,
More than four decades after Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, fair housing issues remain critical to the pursuit of strong, sustainable, and inclusive communities. As the law develops, new issues are brought into focus.
The change to the “good funds” law was initiated by the Ohio Land Title Association and was supported by lenders and credit unions. These amendments were sought as a result of numerous instances of escrow agents receiving fraudulent money orders and cashier’s checks. According to OLTA, this legislation is designed to protect consumers from fraud, preserve the integrity of funds that are held and disbursed in a real estate transaction, and to create efficiency for service providers.