Professional License Defense Attorneys for South Carolina Realtors
Real Estate Commission or Appraisers Board Complaints and Defending Your License
The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) sets forth the regulations and statutes for the licensed real estate agents and appraisers. If a complaint is made against you you may be subject to disciplinary actions.
Common causes of disciplinary action include mortgage fraud, failure to maintain proper records, negligent property management, misrepresentation/non-disclosure of problems with property, mishandling finances, criminal convictions, failing to meet license requirements, or unlicensed practice.
There are different disciplinary actions that may be applied, following an investigation. You may be subject to a public reprimand, have to complete additional coursework, or have your license suspended or revoked. You may also be referred to the South Carolina Recovering Professional Program (RPP) if the circumstances of the complaint warrant this.
Real Estate Commission and Appraiser Board Complaints and Investigations
Any real estate professional or appraisal professional could file a complaint against you, as could any buyer, seller, or employee. You will then be contacted by an LLR investigator. This individual may seem friendly and open to hearing your perspective on the situation. They may assure you that they hope to close the case quickly. You should not be misled into making any comments on the case before you have spoken to a South Carolina professional license defense attorney. It is perfectly acceptable to say as much to the investigator.
Remember that this is going to be a stressful time, as your license is being investigated, and your livelihood is on the line. A professional license defense attorney in SC can take some of the weight off your shoulders and make sure that your rights are protected.
The South Carolina Recovering Professional Program (RPP) is responsible for the assessment, treatment and monitoring of professionals with alcoholism, addiction, and substance abuse problems. The goal is to return professionals to work in a safe and legal manner. The LRADAC and the LLR work with the RPP to promote your success.
Whatever the circumstances, if you are being investigated by the LLR, you want to have an experienced South Carolina professional license defense attorney on your side. Contact The Michael Jeffcoat Law Firm for a free consultation of your case.