Prohibitions - Discourage Legal Advice

Purpose:  This bulletin explains that an industry professional must not discourage a client or anyone else from seeking legal or expert advice in connection with the business of an industry professional.

This bulletin applies to all real estate and mortgage broker professionals.

Do not discourage your client or anyone else to seek legal or expert advice
You must be sensitive to what your client wants. This is also true for anyone else involved in a real estate trade or mortgage transaction. If someone wants legal advice or expert opinion from an engineer, accountant, tax specialist, surveyor, appraiser, environmental assessor, or other professional, do not prevent or discourage them from seeking that advice.

How to advise your clients about experts
You may tell your client about the necessity, benefits, and costs of outside professionals, but be careful what you say, and follow these instructions:

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