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The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board licenses, certifies and regulates real estate appraisers in Texas under state and federal laws. The board accepts complaints from the public against real estate appraisers, appraisal management companies, and unlicensed persons engaging in real estate appraisal services. If you are the subject of a complaint, don’t automatically assume that you can take care of the issue on your own.
Once a complaint is received, a case number is assigned and you have 20 days to respond. Once you have provided material in your own defense, an investigator reviews the complaint and your response to determine whether violations of state law, Board Rules or the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice have occurred. The investigator then submits a review appraisal and summary to the TALCB Enforcement attorney for recommended action, which could include a request for a dismissal, a warning letter, informal conference, or possible disciplinary action against you.
If you receive a disciplinary action and don’t agree to the action, the complaint will then be prosecuted by an administrative law judge (ALJ) where you can present your case along with any witness testimony for evidence.
Dealing with an appraiser complaint can be overwhelming. There are so many legal matters that need to be taken into consideration, and the complaint process can be lengthy. That’s why it’s critical you have someone on your side that you trust.
Our goal as your legal adviser is simple: we want what’s best for you. This process begins by listening to you and learning about the details of your case.