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Adapted from: Friedlander, Virginia Practice - Landlord-Tenant Handbook pp4-13 (2014-2015 Edition)

A prospective tenant submits an application for rental. The listing status is changed to application registered.

Before undertaking any activity with a settlement service provider or accepting any payments, goods, or services from a provider, NAR recommends speaking with an attorney familiar with RESPA

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