Legal Resources



Free legal information is available to NYSAR members on legal issues relating to real estate practices. Get the most out of your membership. Take advantage of this FREE member resource by logging in.

NYSAR Legal Hotline

Free legal information is available to NYSAR members on legal issues relating to real estate practices. Get the most out of your membership. Take advantage of this FREE member resource.

Click here to view frequently asked questions.

NYSAR Radio, a free service being offered exclusively to NYSAR members, airs two Tuesdays a month from 10-11 a.m. The Internet based live call-in show is an extension of NYSAR’s widely used free Legal Hotline and is hosted by NYSAR Director of Legal Services S. Anthony Gatto, Esq. During the show, members have the opportunity to call and ask their real estate-related legal questions. The ultimate goal of the show is not only to assist the member making the call, but to educate all listening members as well. Click here for more information.

This section provides NYSAR members with information about emerging legal issues as well as key information about topics that affect every day business.

For information on the Commission Escrow Act, click here.

Here you may access the latest information about the Agency Dislcosure form and click here to read about the July 2008 changes to the education requirements for licensing.

The full NYSAR.com webiste also offers the following in the Legal section: The Brokers' Reference Manual, which provides key information relating to the operation of a real estate brokerage, and the Legal Counsel Compendium, a compilation of New York State Department of State Declaratory Rulings and Opinions and New York State Appellate Court decisions affecting the operation of a REALTOR's office and manner of representing both buyers and sellers.