South Carolina Real Estate Professional License Defense Attorneys
Defending Your License Before the Real Estate Commission or Appraisers Board Complaint
Licensed real estate agents and appraisers are bound by regulations and statutes set forth by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR). Failure to adhere to the regulations and statues as forth by the LLR can result in disciplinary actions. Disciplinary actions may be the result of, but are not limited to:
- Mortgage fraud
- Unlicensed practice or failure to meet licensing requirements
- Failure to maintain adequate records
- Negligent property management
- Misrepresenting or not fully disclosing a problem
- Criminal Conviction
Realtor License Defense
Disciplinary actions can include:
- Public Reprimand
- License Suspension
- Revocation of the license
- Requirement for additional coursework
- Referral to the South Carolina Recovering Professional Program (RPP)
Handling a Real Estate Commission Complaint or Appraiser Board Complaint
A buyer, seller, employee, or other real estate or appraisal professional can file a complaint with the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. Once a complaint is filed against you, an investigator from the LLR will contact you.
Exercise extreme caution when speaking with the investigator as anything you say can be used against you. They may seem like they are on your side and just trying to close the case, but in reality they are working for the LLR and are not necessarily looking out for your best interests. You have the right to decline talking to the investigator until you have first contacted your attorney.
An investigation into your license can be a trying time legally, financially, and emotionally. With the help of an experience professional licensing defense attorney, this burden can be lightened. Just because a complaint is filed against you does not mean you are guilty of that accusation. A professional licensing defense attorney can help you sort through the facts of the case.
Handling a Referral to the RPP
In some instances the LLR may require you to be assessed by the South Carolina Recovering Professional Program (RRP). The RRP handles cases involving drugs and alcohol. They will assess you and determine if further treatment is needed. The RPP may also place you on a monitoring program for a specific amount of time. The RPP works jointly with LRADAC and the LLR. Their goal is to get you back to practice as safely and adequately as possible.
If you are having your real estate or appraisal license investigated, do not hesitate to call us. Here at the Strom Law Firm, LLC, we have experienced professional licensing attorneys who can help you every step of the way. Contact us at (803) 252-4800.