The possible loss of or discipline to real estate licenses, as a result of complaints filed by unhappy clients, has become a serious matter in today’s litigious society. Complaints filed against realtors, which allege misconduct or violation of a rule of law, must be taken seriously as it requires legal representation to defend you against such complaints. Chapter 475 Florida Statutes contains Florida’s real estate license law, including the reasons for discipline against real estate agents and professionals. Chapter 475 Part I pertains to the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC), while Part II pertains to Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board (FREAB).
Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is responsible for the licensing and regulation of real estate professionals. DBPR’s Division of Real Estate is responsible for the regulation of the approximately quarter of a million real estate agents, brokers, corporations, real estate schools and instructors. Complaints to DBPR frequently come from clients who are not satisfied with the services that they received. If you are facing a professional disciplinary proceeding which could result in the loss of licensure and other penalties, you should seek guidance from qualified professional licensing attorneys like those at Chapman Law Group.
Real estate professional misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following: misappropriation of escrow funds, fraud, failure to supervise, practicing without a valid license, failure to follow record keeping requirements, and conflicts of interest. Regardless of whether the allegations are justified or not, a complaint to DBPR can threaten your legal right to practice your profession. If you face an inquiry or hearing by DBPR do not attempt to handle the matter by yourself, as that is a risky proposition. To respond to a complaint filed against your real estate license you should seek the services of an experienced real estate license defense lawyer. An experienced attorney will have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the complaint process and ensure that you receive the due process guaranteed you by both the Florida and U.S. Constitutions.
Few lawyers in Florida focus on the legal issues relevant to residential and commercial real estate professionals. Therefore, if you are applying for real estate licensure or being investigated by DBPR, you may find it difficult to find the effective legal assistance you deserve. You must find an attorney like someone from Chapman Law Group who can help you with your case from start to finish, including handling discovery matters, drafting responses to investigations, objecting to allegations made against you, and representing you at an administrative hearing.
About Chapman Law Group
Chapman Law Group is a professional licensing law litigation firm with offices in Michigan and Miami and Sarasota Florida. For over 25 years Chapman Law Group has defended the rights of professionals, providers and corporations. We believe that the dedicated men and women who provide professional real estate services deserve an exceptional defense when their integrity and actions are called into question.