Legal Hotline & FAQs


Answers to Your Questions


Welcome to NVAR’s Legal Hotline.

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What is the Legal Hotline?

The Legal Hotline is an exclusive members-only benefit which allows NVAR members access to full-time staff attorneys for all of their real estate-related questions! Our attorneys are fluent in the NAR Code of Ethics, NVAR Standardized Forms, and relevant real estate law. An NVAR attorney will call you in response to your submission in most cases within a few hours, but certainly within one business day. Please ensure that your phone number is accurate in your submission. NVAR attorneys will not email answers to any submissions.

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NVAR Legal Hotline Terms of Use:

By submitting a question to the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS ("NVAR") Legal Hotline, I represent that I have read and understand the explanation of the purpose and limitations of the Legal Hotline, and I agree to the following:

The Legal Hotline is intended to keep the Association abreast of legal developments and concerns involving the real estate industry. As a REALTOR® and a member of NVAR, the Legal Hotline is available to me should I ever need legal information.  NVAR attorneys will not: (i) provide me with legal advice or legal opinions; or (ii) represent me, my firm, or my client(s) or customer(s) in any proceeding or transaction. I should consult an attorney retained by my firm, if any, for legal opinions and/or representation, and encourage my clients to seek legal counsel when appropriate.

I understand and agree that NVAR assumes no actual or implied responsibility for any improper use or 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 NVAR.

To enhance the knowledge and professionalism of other NVAR members, I understand and agree that NVAR will provide summaries of the Legal Hotline inquiries, without attribution to any caller(s), for education purposes of NVAR and that my questions may appear in NVAR publications or as examples during education classes.