C.A.R.'s Legal Department, on a regular basis, creates legal articles for our members. These articles frequently are in question and answer format and are currently available on over 150 subjects in 50-plus categories. Sample topics are advertising, arbitration and mediation, broker practice, cold calling, contract issues, landlord-tenant law, procuring cause, real estate disclosures, and many more.
Search for a document below, or view an ALPHABETICAL LIST BY TITLE. (The alphabetical list contains additional articles not included below which are not being updated but which may contain useful information--i.e., tax notes and old LEaDer® articles.)
**Click to install Acrobat Reader, a free downloadable software that will enable members to read any PDF files below, such as the disclosure charts and the foreign language articles.
If you need legal advice from an attorney and you are a member of C.A.R., please click on the tab in the left-hand column called Legal Hotline Access and complete the form.
Recently, the membership of C.A.R. has increased tremendously with thousands of new real estate licensees joining the ranks of those contacting the Legal Hotline for free legal advice. As a result, the Legal Hotline is flooded with calls, faxes, and e-mail requests. Unfortunately that may mean a delay of several days before receiving a phone call from one of the real estate attorneys on our staff. Our receptionists who answer the phone, process your requests and forward them to the attorneys would greatly appreciate your understanding and patience.
* LEaDeR stands for Leading Edge for Designated REALTORS® - a former subscription program that has been discontinued. Although the articles contain very valuable information, they are not regularly updated and, thus, it is imperative that members verify the accuracy of the legal information by consulting an attorney on the C.A.R. Legal Hotline.
For any questions regarding this Web page, please contact Legal Editor, Neil D. Kalin, Esq. Please be sure to include your full name, office, and your member number in your e-mail.