§ 18.85.011 Definitions.
§ 18.85.021 Real estate commission created — Qualifications, terms, appointment of members — Vacancies.
§ 18.85.025 Commission — Compensation and travel expenses — Frequency of meetings.
§ 18.85.031 Commission — Educational conferences — Examinations of applicants for licenses.
§ 18.85.035 Commission — Home inspector referrals — Procedures.
§ 18.85.041 Director — General powers and duties.
§ 18.85.045 Director’s seal.
§ 18.85.051 Publication of chapter — Distribution.
§ 18.85.053 Controlling interest in a real estate business — Prohibited practices.
§ 18.85.061 License fees — Real estate commission account.
§ 18.85.065 Employees.
§ 18.85.075 Director and employees business interest prohibited.
§ 18.85.081 Licensure of town, city, or county employees conducting real estate transactions.
§ 18.85.091 Firm license — Requirements.
§ 18.85.101 Broker’s license — Requirements — Renewal.
§ 18.85.111 Managing broker’s license — Requirements — Renewal.
§ 18.85.121 Designated brokers — Registration — Endorsements.
§ 18.85.131 Out-of-state licensees — Requirements in lieu of licensing.
§ 18.85.141 Substitution of educational requirements — Rules.
§ 18.85.151 Exemptions from licensing.
§ 18.85.171 Applications — Conditions — Fees.
§ 18.85.181 Examinations — Sample questions — Scope — Moneys from sale.
§ 18.85.191 License fees — Expiration — Renewal — Identification cards — Background checks.
§ 18.85.201 Responsibility for conduct of subordinates.
§ 18.85.211 Licenses — Renewal — Continuing education.
§ 18.85.221 Licenses — Names — Restrictions as to use.
§ 18.85.231 Licenses — Office or records depositories required — Record maintenance and production.
§ 18.85.241 Licenses — Branch office.
§ 18.85.255 Licenses — Change of location.
§ 18.85.265 Inactive licenses.
§ 18.85.275 Designated broker or managing broker — Authority and duties.
§ 18.85.285 Transactions and recordkeeping — Trust accounts — Requirements.
§ 18.85.291 Brokers and managing brokers — Termination of affiliation with firm — Notice.
§ 18.85.301 Sharing commissions.
§ 18.85.311 Distribution of interest from brokers’ trust accounts.
§ 18.85.321 Real estate education program account.
§ 18.85.331 License required — Prerequisite to suit for commission.
§ 18.85.351 License suspension — Noncompliance with support order — Reissuance.
§ 18.85.361 Disciplinary action — Grounds.
§ 18.85.370 Disciplinary action — Director’s delegation of authority.
§ 18.85.380 Disciplinary action — Hearing — Conduct of.
§ 18.85.390 Disciplinary action — Order — Appeal.
§ 18.85.401 Appeal — Transcript — Cost.
§ 18.85.411 Violations — Penalty.
§ 18.85.420 Attorney general as legal advisor.
§ 18.85.430 Enforcement provisions.
§ 18.85.440 Uniform regulation of business and professions act.
§ 18.85.451 Fee assessed.
§ 18.85.461 Washington real estate research account — Creation.
§ 18.85.471 Real estate research center — Purpose.
§ 18.85.481 Changes in licensing categories — Effect on status of proceedings, existing rules, forms, and licenses.
§ 18.85.490 Military training or experience.
§ 18.85.930 Effective date — 2008 c 23.

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 18.85

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or any public or private corporation or limited liability company, as well as an individual. See Washington Code 1.16.080
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.