REALTORS® who have been sued or need to bring legal action may receive financial or other legal assistance from the Texas REALTORS® Legal Fund. The Legal Fund can provide assistance when REALTORS® are involved in litigation that could affect the real estate industry as a whole or all REALTORS® in the state.
Favorable outcomes in these types of cases set precedent for the future. A win for one REALTOR® is a win for all REALTORS®. For example, with backing from the Legal Fund, REALTORS® successfully stood up to a patent troll targeting REALTORS® and prevailed against claims that a REALTOR® has a duty to verify the accuracy of square-footage data obtained from an appraisal district.
If you’re involved in litigation that could affect all REALTORS® in the state or the real estate industry as a whole, you may be eligible for assistance. Learn how to apply.