C.A.R. Legal Hotline


The C.A.R. Legal Hotline offers members the incredible benefit of receiving free confidential legal advice over the telephone on a vast array of real-estate related topics such as contract interpretation, arbitration, litigation, tax issues, commission disputes, disclosure requirements, fair housing issues, laws governing homeowners' associations, and so on.

By contacting the C.A.R. Legal Hotline you can speak directly to one of C.A.R.'s attorneys. Since its debut in 1979, C.A.R. attorneys have answered more than 600,000 questions about real estate law and brokerage practice.


  • Monday through Friday: 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 2 pm (due to limited staffing the Saturday Hotline service is only for questions regarding active transactions).


If so, please read the Legal Q&A, Member Legal Hotline, for information about this service before contacting the Legal Hotline.


WHETHER YOU SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION ONLINE, BY E-MAIL, OR FAX: PLEASE KEEP YOUR DESCRIPTION OF THE ISSUE SHORT (2-3 short paragraphs- there is a 2000 character maximum computer software limit on messages relayed to attorneys). YOU'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE MORE DETAILS WHEN YOU TALK TO AN ATTORNEY.

One of the C.A.R. attorneys will telephone you to discuss your legal question, so please be sure to indicate the name of any other licensee involved in your question/transaction as well as your telephone number.

Note: There are days when the Legal Hotline is flooded with calls, faxes, and e-mail requests. Unfortunately that may mean a delay from several hours to several days before receiving a phone call from one of the real estate attorneys on staff. CAR's customer service representatives who answer the phones, process your requests, and forward them to the attorneys, greatly appreciate your understanding and patience.

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