File a Complaint
ETHICS COMPLAINTS, ARBITRATION REQUESTS, AND RELATED INFORMATION
If you believe that a REALTOR® has violated one or more Articles of the Code of Ethics, you can file an ethics
complaint alleging a violation(s) through the local association of REALTORS® where the REALTOR® holds membership,
In addition, REALTORS® agree as a condition of membership to arbitrate contractual disputes and specific non-contractual
disputes as provided for in Article 17 of the NAR Code of Ethics.
BEFORE YOU FILE AN ETHICS COMPLAINT
This brochure explains alternatives to consider before filing an ethics complaint, as well as what to expect after filing a complaint.
BASIS FOR FILING A COMPLAINT
The basis for filing an ethics complaint against a REALTOR® should be an allegation by the complainant that a
REALTOR® violated one or more of the Articles of the Code of Ethics. A charge of violating the law or the real estate
regulations of the state are not matter that can be considered by the Sunflower Board of REALTORS®. Additionally,
monetary damages cannot be awarded to a complainant. Finally, complaints must be filed within 180 days after the
facts constituting the matter in question could have been know in the exercise of reasonable diligence.
- Duty to Arbitrate
From Part Ten, Section 43 of The Code of Ethics & Arbitration Manual.
- Arbitratable Issues
From Appendix I to Part Ten of The Code of Ethics & Arbitration Manual.
- Key Ethics and Arbitration Forms
View or download forms for filing an arbitration request
- Factors Considered in Arbitration
From Appendix II to Part Ten of The Code of Ethics & Arbitration Manual.
- No Findings of Fact in Arbitration Awards
From Appendix IV to Part Ten of The Code of Ethics & Arbitration Manual.
- Mediation as a Service of Member Boards
From Appendix VI to Part Ten of The Code of Ethics & Arbitration Manual. For more information go to the Mediation page.
All Complaints and/or Requests for Mediation must be emailed to:
Or mailed to:
CEO Sunflower Association of REALTORS®, Inc
2130 SW 37th
Topeka, KS 66611
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