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RULE §531.18Consumer Information
Historical Texas Register

(a) The Commission adopts by reference the Consumer Protection Notice, TREC No. CN 1-4. This document is published by and available from the Texas Real Estate Commission, P.O. Box 12188, Austin, Texas 78711-2188, www.trec.texas.gov.

(b) Each license holder shall provide the notice adopted under subsection (a) by:

  (1) displaying it in a readily noticeable location in each place of business the broker maintains; and

  (2) providing a link to it in a readily noticeable place on the homepage of each business website, labeled:

    (A) "Texas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection Notice", in at least 10 point font; or

    (B) "TREC Consumer Protection Notice", in at least 12 point font.

(c) For purposes of this section, business website means a website on the internet that:

  (1) is accessible to the public;

  (2) contains information about a license holder's real estate brokerage services; and

  (3) the content of the website is controlled by the license holder.

(d) For purposes of providing the link required under subsection (b)(2) on a social media platform, the link may be located on:

  (1) the account holder profile; or

  (2) a separate page or website through a direct link from the social media platform or account holder profile.

Source Note: The provisions of this §531.18 adopted to be effective February 1, 1990, 14 TexReg 2613; amended to be effective November 1, 1991, 16 TexReg 5209; amended to be effective September 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 7797; amended to be effective May 21, 2014, 39 TexReg 3855; amended to be effective February 1, 2016, 40 TexReg 8218; amended to be effective December 6, 2017, 42 TexReg 6798; amended to be effective February 1, 2021, 45 TexReg 8519; amended to be effective March 10, 2022, 47 TexReg 1092; amended to be effective May 25, 2022, 47 TexReg 3050

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