When purchasing a home, there is nothing more frustrating than moving into your new residence then becoming aware of an issue that was not disclosed. Whenever you sell real estate in California, you are legally obligated to follow “mandatory disclosure” laws. This involves informing the buyer in writing about specific hazards or problems affecting the property before the sale is completed (California Civil Code § 1102). If a seller fails to disclose or has attempted to conceal issues that affect the value of the property, they are violating the law and may be subject to a lawsuit for recovery of damages based on claims of fraud and deceit, misrepresentation, and/or breach of contract. At LS Carlson Law, our real estate attorneys have extensive experience in all types of real estate disclosure issues, whether in or out of court. To maximize success, we first partner with you to understand the nature of your dispute, after which we devise an aggressive approach to ensure that our clients are made whole.