Issues & Legislation

Federal Court Approves Class Action on Illegal Home Inspections


Legal Center: Fees that City’s homeowners were forced to pay to fund unconstitutional “point of sale” inspections must now be returned

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Point of Sale Ordinance List Updated

POS inspection

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

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Middleburg Heights Implements POS on Septic

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,

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Hot Topic Alert – Source of Income as a Protected Class


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.

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From OAR: Common questions about Ohio’s ‘Good Funds’ law about wire transfers


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.

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