Attorneys on the Texas REALTORS® Legal Hotline (800-873-9155) can help you with all manner of real estate legal information. What they cannot do, however, is give legal advice.
What’s the Difference?
Legal advice is a statement that recommends a course of action or interprets the law based on your or your client’s specific circumstances. Legal information is a statement that provides public information, such as rules or laws, or can be an explanation of those rules, terms, or forms.
Here are two examples:
- Legal advice: “The listing agent says the last day of the option period is today, but I think it ended yesterday. Who is right?”
- Legal information: “How do I count the days to determine the deadline for my client’s termination option?”
Who Can Give Legal Advice?
If you want legal advice, you must hire your own attorney. Texas REALTORS® legal staff provides legal information that is not intended and should not be considered legal advice.