Real Estate Agent And Broker Liability

In both residential and commercial transactions, real estate agents and brokers may get involved in disputes between buyers and sellers, and they can be sued in relation to a number of duties that they have throughout the process of completing a transaction.

At Simpson Delmore Greene LLP, our San Diego-based attorneys represent real estate agents, brokers, buyers and sellers in liability cases throughout Southern California. Each of our partner attorneys has over 20 years of experience and can professionally and discreetly handle all types of claims, including:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of contract
  • Failure to disclose material defects
  • Failure to disclose pending lawsuits affecting the property
  • Building code violations
  • Misrepresentation of property value
  • Misrepresentation of property profitability or costs

Claims of misconduct in the course of the transaction or misrepresentation of the property could lead to a nondisclosure dispute, breach of fiduciary duty or breach of contract claim.

Litigation Prevention And Control

Our lawyers advise sellers, buyers, brokers and realtors to limit liability by documenting interactions with all parties involved in the transaction and seeking our counsel to accurately document disclosures according to the Civil Code of California. Sellers and real estate agents have the responsibility of disclosing all aspects of the property that could negatively affect value, and agents must disclose defects that may be found through visual inspection of the property.

Thorough documentation will help you avoid unmeritorious lawsuits. If a buyer believes that you engaged in misrepresentation or fraud by not disclosing all of the defects of the property in writing, you may be sued.

Once retained, our team will thoroughly examine your case and provide you with straightforward legal counsel and aggressive defense.

Schedule A Consultation

With offices in downtown San Diego and North San Diego, we are responsive to your legal needs. Please email or call us at 619-908-1954 or 800-701-4208 to meet with a committed real estate attorney at Simpson Delmore Greene LLP.