Maryland REALTORS Legal Hotline


Welcome to the Maryland REALTORS® Legal Hotline Information Page!

The service is available only to members, and a copy of any correspondence will be shared with your broker or office manager. Please be advised that you may also submit your questions online and one of our attorneys will respond as soon as possible. The hotline is not intended to substitute for legal counsel but is intended solely to provide nonadversarial legal information to our members. Do not mention the names of any persons or companies. Our response is based on the facts provided. If there are additional relevant facts or the facts are disputed the answer could be quite different.

The information provided is intended for your sole use. Do not quote our information or conclusions. If there is a legal dispute, we recommend that the parties retain legal counsel. The hotline is intended to answer general real estate related questions only. We will be unable to assist you in any matters which relate to the rights or remedies of your clients and customers, any dispute between brokers or a salesperson and a broker, your own personal transactions or business affairs or any matter presently in litigation. Your conversation does not create an attorney client privilege. Your patience in holding is appreciated, and your call will be answered as quickly as possible. Thank you for calling the Maryland REALTORS® Legal Hotline.

Call 443-716-3502 (please note the 800-888-1272 is no longer in service)

  • Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Hours of Operation: 10:00 am - Noon & 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.


By submitting a question to Maryland REALTORS® Legal Hotline, you agree to the following:

As a REALTOR® and a member of Maryland REALTORS®, you agree that you have read and understand the explanation of the Legal Hotline purpose and operation. You understand that the Legal Hotline is intended to keep Maryland REALTOR® informed of topical legal developments and concerns involving real estate brokerages and sales.

You understand that the Legal Hotline provides legal information, not legal representation. Maryland REALTORS® attorneys will not represent any party (neither you, your brokerage, or your clients or customers) in any legal proceeding or transaction. Your broker, branch office manager, and your company attorney should continue to be an important part of your business and you should encourage your clients to retain competent legal counsel where appropriate.

You understand and agree that Maryland REALTORS® assumes no actual or implied responsibility for any improper use or misuse of responses to questions through this service. You also understand and agree that I may not convey, represent, or imply to others, including without limitation, clients, customers, or other licensees, that information obtained through this service is legal advice rendered by or on behalf of Maryland REALTORS®. You understand that my communication with Maryland REALTORS® does not create an attorney client privilege.

You understand and agree that Maryland REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorneys may provide summaries of the Legal Hotline questions, without attribution to any caller(s), for educational purposes and that my questions may appear in its magazine or be used as examples during continuing education classes.