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As a broker and a member of the Louisiana Association of REALTORS®, I agree that I have read and understood the explanation of the Legal Hotline purpose and operation. I understand that the Legal Hotline is intended to keep the Association abreast of legal developments and concerns involving real estate brokerage and sales. I understand and agree that the Louisiana Association of REALTORS® assumes no actual or implied responsibility for any improper use of misuse of responses to questions through this service. I also understand and agree that I may not convey, represent or imply to others, including, without limitations, clients, customers or other licensees that information obtained through this service is legal advice rendered by or on behalf of the Louisiana Association of REALTORS®. I also understand that the Legal Hotline attorney will provide periodic summaries of the Legal Hotline inquiries, without attribution to any person(s) for educational purposes of the Louisiana Association of REALTORS® and that my questions may appear in LAR publications. I understand that the Legal Hotline provides legal information, not legal representation. LAR’s attorneys will not represent any party (you, your firm, your clients, nor customers) in any proceeding or transaction. Your firm’s attorney should continue to be an important part of your business, and you should encourage your clients to seek legal counsel as appropriate.

The Louisiana REALTORS® Legal Hotline is a member service provided to Broker members and provides access to legal advice without hourly fees. Questions received through the Hotline help in tracking issues of concern and can aid in developing programs and services to address them.

Broker members may submit questions pertaining to real estate law and compliance issues only. Questions are submitted using the Legal Hotline Form. Your question will then be referred to the appropriate legal counsel and a response will be sent to you within two business days.

Legal Hotline Knowledge Base

The online Louisiana REALTORS® Legal Hotline Knowledge Base allows members to view past Hotline inquiries and responses. We would like to remind you that all responses featured in the knowledge base are time sensitive. They reflect the law, regulations and ethical considerations in effect at the time of the response. We consequently caution against reliance on any response without further inquiry. Responses to the legal questions should not be construed as specific legal advice, nor are they designed to cover every aspect of a legal situation or every factual circumstance that may arise, nor is a Hotline response a substitute for your own attorney. It is merely an opportunity share what legal issues other REALTORS® are facing and, hopefully, to heighten your awareness with respect to specific issues. 

Disclaimer

The Legal Hotline Service and Legal Hotline Archives are intended to assist Association members with general questions regarding the real estate industry and other developments affecting real estate brokerage and sales, and to supplement educational programs of the Association.

The Legal Hotline Service is a source of information for your exclusive use. All responses featured in the Legal Hotline Archives are time sensitive. The Association cannot warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the responses as undisclosed facts, varying circumstances, changes in the law or regulations and Courts’ decisions may impact the responses.

The Legal Hotline Service and Legal Hotline Archives are for informational purposes only. The Association members are responsible for contacting their own attorneys for advice regarding legal issues.