A residential service company is paying me a fee to advertise for it. Do I have to disclose that fee to my client and use a TREC form?
Yes and yes. You must also provide the client with the TREC Disclosure of Relationship with Residential Service Company form (RSC-2).
A residential service contract is part of a transaction but I am not getting paid by the residential service company. Do I still have to use the TREC Disclosure of Relationship with Residential Service Company form (RSC-2)?
Does the use of the TREC Disclosure of Relationship with Residential Service Company form (RSC-2) apply to both sale and lease transactions?
I have a residential service contract and need my toilet repaired. Can TREC help me with that or should I just call a repairman?
No, your contract first requires you to contact the residential service company to request service. They will instruct you on your contract procedure for obtaining repairs. If you have a problem with your residential service company’s response, then you should contact TREC’s residential service ombudsman at (512) 936-3049.
Is a residential service company required to be licensed to sell residential service contracts in Texas?
Yes. See the general information and forms available on the TREC website.
Is a “residential service contract” the same as a “home warranty”?
Yes, both terms refer to the same product.
Is the Disclosure of Relationship with Residential Service Company form required for every transaction?
No. This form is required only when a residential service company agrees to pay a license holder for a service provided to or on behalf of the company. The form should indicate which license holders have received or will receive the payment. If a license holder is not receiving a payment from the company, this should be noted as well. Each license holder must sign the form.