File a Complaint
FILING A COMPLAINT
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,
Below are several resources to help you understand what filing and processing an ethics complaint and arbitration request
entails, and the general process you can expect when filing an ethics complaint or arbitration request through the Sunflower
Association of REALTORS®. Contact the Sunflower Association of REALTORS® if you have questions.
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.
REQUESTS FOR ARBITRATION
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.
KEY FORMS & GUIDES
Download other ethics and arbitration forms here.
FILE A COMPLAINT
All Complaints and/or Requests for Mediation must be emailed to:
Or Linda Briden
CEO Sunflower Association of REALTORS®, Inc
2130 SW 37th
Topeka, KS 66611
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