PAR members only between 9-11 am and 1-3 pm, Monday – Friday.
Callers should be prepared to give the Hotline attorney their name and the name of their local board of Realtors® and should have their questions prepared when they call, including any documents or notes they may need for reference during the call.
Since its inception, Pennsylvania Realtors® have placed more than 25,000 calls to the PAR Legal Hotline, making this one of the most popular member services offered by PAR. After all, where else can you get free expert assistance provided by some of the state’s most experienced real estate attorneys?
Of course the service isn’t really free – it is paid for by PAR out of your dues payment each year. To help keep costs manageable we ask that you follow a few rules:
The answers provided on the Legal Hotline should be considered general information about real estate and the law and not legal opinions of the attorneys or PAR. The responses given are based solely on the facts presented by the caller, which are presumed to be accurate for purposes of giving the caller an answer.
The Legal Hotline is not meant as a substitute for your own private legal counsel nor is it meant to be used as a means of conflict resolution in any dispute. The Hotline is meant solely for the use and benefit of PAR members. Callers should not try to counsel their clients on legal matters based on a call to the Hotline. They must never give the Hotline number to clients; instead, tell clients to seek their own attorneys.
While many callers contact the Hotline during a dispute of some kind, callers should not identify the name of any person or company with whom they are having a disagreement. Answers from the Hotline should not be quoted, or more egregiously, misquoted in legal documents or proceedings, ethics or procuring cause hearings or in correspondence to other persons regarding a dispute. Hotline attorneys do not take sides in any dispute but may refer callers to other resources, like mediation, for dispute resolution assistance. Callers may not fax or e-mail documents to Hotline attorneys but may refer to PAR Standard Forms used in a transaction of interest.
Callers should, of course, maintain a courteous and civil tone at all times.