§ 43.14. Giving of notice by real estate brokers and salespersons.
A real estate broker or salesperson handling transactions pertaining to commercial housing or housing accommodations within this Commonwealth shall give to every owner or seller listing housing with the broker or salesperson, a notice in writing, to be supplied by the Human Relations Commission, in a form substantially as follows:
Your attention is directed to the provisions of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Act of October 27, 1955, as amended (43 P. S. § 951 et seq.). This law prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry or national origin in the selling, leasing or financing of residential housing. All housing offered for sale is subject to the provisions of the law. In the rental of housing, the provisions of the law apply to all residences except (1) single or two-unit buildings in which one of the units is occupied by the owner or lessee, and (2) rooms in a landlord-occupied rooming house with a common entrance. The only general category of housing which is exempt from the provisions of the law is housing owned by religious, charitable, educational, private and fraternal organizations, and used to promote the religious principles or the aims, purposes or fraternal principles for which such organizations were established.
Note: An amendment to the Real Estate Brokers License Act of May 1, 1929, act of October 11, 1967, makes it unlawful for a real estate broker or salesman to accept a listing with an understanding that illegal discrimination in the sale or rental of housing is to be practiced.
The rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (16 Pa. Code § 43.21) require that all licensed brokers or salesmen with whom you list your property for sale or rent shall give you a copy of this notice. The purpose of this notice is to help you comply with the fair housing provisions of the Pennsylvania Law.
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