The law is complex, and complaints before the South Carolina Real Estate Commission and South Carolina Real Estate Appraiser’s Board are not uncommon. Proper record keeping is critical.
Common Real Estate Complaints
Common complaints filed against South Carolina real estate professionals whether a licensed sales agent, broker, or property manager include:
Regardless of the nature of the allegation against you, our attorneys will defend your South Carolina real estate license. We are here to provide guidance from the investigative process through the final board hearing. We defend South Carolina licensed real estate professionals.
Changing With the Practice
As technology continues to develop, the nature of the practice is changing. Recently, one of our attorneys successfully challenged a complaint brought against a client who utilized a desktop review to conduct a limited review of a prior appraisal.
Although the client’s task was limited to affirming the value of the original appraisal or suggesting that a field appraisal be conducted, the State contended that the client had conducted a property valuation, classifying the work as a review appraisal.
The State contended that the client violated USPAP competency rule and Rules 1-4(a), 2-1(a) and 3. After presentation of written and oral argument, the complaint was dismissed.
Defending South Carolina Licensed Real Estate Professionals
Regardless of the nature of the alleged practice violation, our attorneys will prepare a tailored defense, advocate on your behalf, and ensure you are prepared in the event of a required board appearance.
If you have been offered a consent agreement, we will review the evidence in conjunction with the law and help you determine whether to request a hearing before the Board.
Depending upon the nature of the complaint, possible disciplinary action may include:
Our professional license defense attorneys understand the impact that public disciplinary action and practice based restrictions can have upon your continued practice. We will aggressively defend your right to continued practice, argue against proposed public disciplinary action and practice based restrictions. 803-227-4254.