If someone has filed a formal complaint against you, you need to take such complaints seriously. Your license and your career could be at stake. Don’t simply assume the complaint will just go away. You need to take action. That’s why it’s important you have an experienced real estate license defense attorney on your side, looking out for your best interests. That’s why you need to contact Bertolino LLP as soon as possible. We can work with you and help you every step of the way with one goal in mind: getting your complaint dismissed.
Complaints by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) are reviewed according to the regulations established by the Texas Real Estate License Act. A complaint can be filed against real estate brokers, instructors and providers of real estate courses, timeshare developers, and real estate inspectors, and may be based on the grounds of fraudulent dealings, negligent performance, brokering without a license, or even fraud. Ultimately, TREC is responsible for protecting the best interest of the public in Texas.
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The Enforcement Division of the Texas Real Estate Commission will determine if a possible violation of the Real Estate License Act has occurred. If an investigation is opened, both the complainant and person against whom the complaint was filed will be interviewed in order to reach an appropriate solution. Possible disciplinary measures include reprimand, suspension or revocation of license, and an administrative penalty of up to $1,000 per violation. At any time, the licensee is entitled to request a hearing before TREC if he or she believes his or her interests would be better suited to this forum.
It is important to note that the Texas Real Estate Commission does not serve to require a licensee to pay another person. Such disputes must be handled through civil action. However, the Commission did establish the Real Estate Recovery Trust Account and the Real Estate Inspection Recovery Fund in order to pay the financial judgments reached in civil court when the licensee cannot afford to meet these obligations himself.
Don’t suffer due to someone else’s mistakes. Contact a TX license defense lawyer
Talk to an experienced attorney who understands all aspects of a real estate license complaint case. The lawyers at Bertolino LLP know how to carefully research every potential complaint. We know where to look for evidence and how to use that information to build a successful legal strategy. Often, what might seem like a trivial piece of information can be a crucial piece of evidence. The attorneys at Bertolino LLP understand this. That’s why we work so hard on every case. We know that the more information we have on our side, the easier it is for us to win.