Legal Help for Non-REALTOR® Licensees


If the real estate agent is a REALTOR®

If you have a complaint against a real estate licensee who is also a REALTOR®, you may file a complaint with the Kentucky REALTORS®.  First, you must verify that the real estate licensee is a REALTOR® by using the Find a REALTOR® Page to look them up by name.

Once you have confirmed that the agent is a REALTOR®, you may begin the process of filing a complaint. Visit the Legal Process page to file an Ethics Complaint, submit a Request for Ombudsman Services, or file a Request for Arbitration.


If the real estate agent is NOT a REALTOR®

If the agent is NOT a REALTOR®, you may confirm he/she is a real estate licensee by using the License Verification Form on the website of the Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC). 

If the real estate licensee holds an active real estate license, you may file a complaint, (remember to have Form 701 notarized before you mail it in) or you can contact a private attorney via the Kentucky Bar Association at (502) 564-3795 and ask about the Bar Association's "Lawyer Locator" service.


Legal Resource for REALTORS® - Become a Member

Kentucky REALTORS® provides a Legal Hotline service for REALTOR® members to have direct access to a qualified attorney who can provide information on real estate law and related matters.  To get more information about joining and becoming a REALTOR®, contact your local board