Legal Library FAQs | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

LEGAL LIBRARY FAQS

Need Help? Browse our FAQ section for tips and troubleshooting on using CBA’s Legal Library PRO application. 

Still can’t find what you are looking for? Email us at info@commercialforum.com for assistance. 

No, Legal Library is a unique platform and has its own login credentials. A welcome email was sent to your email from info@commercialforum.com once your account was processed. If you need to receive your email, please email your first name, last name, and company name to info@commercialform.com 
Yes. Commercial Forums and Contracts are exclusive to the Legal Library member benefit. 
No, only commercial forms and contracts will be on Legal Library. All residential forms will remain on CAR’s Forms and Contracts page. For a full list of forms on the Legal Library platform, check out Legal Library landing page! 
  • Legal Library is $200 for CAR members. If you are not a member with CAR it is $400. This amount is an annual payment that renews on October 1st every year with your members’ dues and fees. This amount does not prorate. Payment for Legal Library is collected upon completion of the online registration form. Your access to Legal Library will come within 2 business days after the form is complete.
  • Click here to register if you are a CAR Member. 
  • Click here to register if you are not a CAR Member. 
  • Schedule of Lease Commissions 
  • Broker Lien Waiver 
  • Exclusive Listing Agreement – Lease 
  • Exclusive Commercial/Investing Listing Agreement 
  • Letter of Intent to Lease 
  • Letter of Intent to Lease – MT Base Year 
  • Letter of Intent to Lease – MT Gross 
  • Letter of Intent to Lease MT NNN 
  • Letter of Intent to Purchase 
  • Letter of Intent to Lease – RET NNN 
  • Letter of Intent to Lease – ST NNN 
  • Multi – Family & Investment Purchase and Sale Contract 
  • Addendum & Amendment to Purchase and Sale Contract 
  • Broker Referral Form 
  • Exclusive Representation Agreement 
  • Rider 19 “As Is” Addendum 
  • Rider 13 Attorney Modification 
  • Vacant Commercial Land Purchase and Sale Contract 
  • FIRPTA
  • Tenant Estoppel 
  • Earnest Money Promissory Note 
  • Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint and Lead-Based Hazards 
  • Promissory Note 
  • Assignment and Assumption Agreement 
  • Vacant Land Addendum 
  • Commercial and Investment Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement 
Yes. All people accessing Legal Library will need their own individual account and unique login credentials. You can assign guest access. See questions below for more details. 
Only you can access the forms in your transaction unless you invite users to your transaction. To work on a transaction with other Legal Library users. Click the “Invite Users” button under the “Transaction Users” dropdown in Legal Library.  
Yes. All changes made to a contract within a transaction can be tracked and timestamped. Once a document has been edited or filled out, go back to the Document Preview page on the Legal Library Platform. There will now be an option called “Revisions.” Click “Revisions” and then click “Print Review (Revisions).” The PDF document that appears will mark each edit made to the document and the final page of the PDF will have a chart that records all changes within that specific document.  
Please email info@commercialforum.com with your first and last name, email address, and office name so we can confirm your account and provide you with your login credentials.  
Email a .jpg file to info@commercialforum.com with your office logo and it will be added to the office account. This process can take up to 2 business days.  
Your Legal library account will be processed within 3 business days after submission of your application. Once your account has been created we will send you a welcome email with your login information. If we have any questions about your application we will communicate with you over email to ask any questions we have. All correspondence regarding Legal Library will come through info@commercialforum.com.
No. Legal Library renders the documents as PDFs and allows them to be downloaded as a PDF. They can be downloaded our printed at any stage during your process.  
A high-level overview of this product can be found in a video format on our Legal Library home page. For in detail tutorials, please check out the Commercial Broker Assocation’s Legal Library YouTube series 
CBA is the Commercial Brokers Association. They originated the Legal Library project for their members. CAR and CommercialForum have collaborate with CBA to bring you CAR’s Legal Library Pro member benefit.

CommercialForum (CF) is the commercial division of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and, with nearly 4,000 members, Chicago’s largest commercial real estate community. CF provides brokers, owners, managers, developers, REALTORS® and non-REALTORS® access to legislative influence, education & professional development, tools & resources, and networking opportunities. 

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