Florida Realtors Legal Hotline attorneys answer questions about real estate license law and related real property issues. Attorneys also offer legal interpretations of the Florida Realtors/Florida Bar contract and other standard business forms and contracts.
What You Need:
Have your Florida real estate license number or NRDS number ready.
Calls in a queue in the order they are received.
Calls regarding ethics, MLS, or procuring cause may be redirected to someone who specializes in these areas.
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Questions may now be emailed to the Legal Hotline.
Members will receive a live callback from a Legal Hotline attorney.
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Who May Use This Service?
Current Florida Realtors members. If your license number does not appear in our computer system, you will not be able to speak with an attorney.
- Local board/association attorneys, executive officers and staff.
- Private attorneys who represent a current member as long as the member is also on the line for the call.
Cost: As a member service, there is no charge to access the Legal Hotline. If you are calling from outside the 407 area code, you may incur a long-distance telephone charge.
Q: I’m a new Realtor, and I’m guessing that my questions are asked frequently. Is there another option for me instead of calling the Legal Hotline?
A: Yes. Check out these legal FAQs in the “Ask an Attorney” section of floridarealtors.org. Legal Hotline attorneys have compiled questions and answers in these categories:
- Broker Business
- Brokerage Disclosure
- Code of Ethics
- Commercial Lien
- Fair Housing
- Federal Law
- License Law
Q: My seller/buyer has asked me a legal question. May I ask the Legal Hotline attorney for the answer?
A: No. The education provided on the Legal Hotline is intended only for use by the individual Florida Realtors member. Parties to a transaction who have a specific question about their legal rights should consult their own attorney.
Q: Is the Legal Hotline a substitute for private counsel?
A: No. Members who require representation in lawsuits, the drafting of specific language or documents or resolution of problems going beyond the scope of real estate law should consult their own attorney.