Are You the Victim of a Real Estate Disclosure Issue?


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). Whether you are the purchaser of a home and found a concealed issue or are the seller of a property and are wrongfully accused of disclosure fraud, the highly experienced real estate attorneys at LS Carlson Law, can help.

Buyer Representation

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. 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. If this fits your situation, we can help determine if you have a valid claim.

Seller Representation

If you have sold a home and have been wrongfully accused of disclosure fraud, you have legal options. In order for a seller to disclose an issue with a property, they must be aware of it. California law requires either actual or constructive knowledge of that issue. Acutal knowledge, meaning you wre actually aware of the issue whereas constructive knowledge means you should have known about it which would have likely been caught in an inspection. In any case, you will likely need an experienced attorney who can assess the situation.

TYPES OF REAL ESTATE DISCLOSURE CASES


1-phys-def

Physical
Defects

2-struct

Structural
Hazards

3-env-haz

Environmental
Hazards

4-prev-damage

Previous Damage
& Repairs

5-unpermitted

Unpermitted
Additions

6-mold

Mold
& Mildew

7-noises

Noises
& Odor

8-death

Deaths on
Property

9-encroachment

Encroachment
and Easements

10-soil

Soil
Slippage

11-flooding

Flooding
or Drainage

12-neighborhood

Neighborhood
Nuisances

Complimentary Consultation


If you are the victim of a real estate disclosure issue, we would like to extend an offer to get a free, no-obligation, 30-minute consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss your dispute and the options you may have. To schedule an appointment, simply call the number below.

(949) 421-3030

L.S. Carlson Law

HEADQUARTERS

85 Enterprise, Suite 310 Aliso Viejo, CA