Many real estate brokers provide an honest service and truly add value to their clients when they buy homes. If you real estate broker was negligent or dishonest, you may need an attorney for a lawsuit or claims for damages.
Whitney, LLP’s real estate lawyers help home buyers bring claims and file lawsuits against dishonest and negligent home sellers, house flippers, real estate agents and termite inspection companies across Maryland. Our attorneys recover compensation for buyers to repair hidden damage and defects, and for emotional distress. We offer Free Consultations. Many of our clients pay no out-of-pocket fees or expenses.
If you need a real estate lawyer near me to help with hidden damage, failure to disclose defects, negligence or fraud in the purchase of a house, Call Us at 410 583 8000 or use our Online Quick Contact Form.
We represent homebuyers throughout Maryland, including Baltimore, Columbia, Germantown, Silver Spring, Waldorf, Frederick, Ellicott City, Glen Burnie, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bethesda, Dundalk, Towson, Bowie, Aspen Hill and Wheaton.
How to Start a Lawsuit Against a Dishonest Real Estate Broker
The first step to filing a lawsuit or claim against a dishonest real estate broker is to get an experienced lawyer on your side. Maryland law offers a number of remedies to individuals who have been victimized by real estate professionals. You need someone on your side who knows the law and can apply it to the facts in your case. Whitney, LLP has experience suing real estate brokers in Maryland.
In order to file a dishonest broker lawsuit, you first need to know that the realtor broke a law. Your real estate broker fraud lawyer can help determine what laws were broken that can be the subject of a lawsuit.
Your real estate attorney will want to talk to you to understand exactly what happened in your case. They might want to see documentation that shows how the dishonest real estate broker took advantage of you or was negligent. Before filing a lawsuit on your behalf, they will want to develop the factual record. Every lawsuit starts with a complaint setting out the facts, and your attorney will help you document them.
How the Real Estate Lawsuit Process Works
The lawyer will file the complaint with the court and serve it on the real estate broker who acted negligently or dishonestly. This will begin the legal process in your case.
After that, your case will go through a legal process called discovery where your lawyer will request and obtain information from the other side. You and the real estate broker may participate in depositions. Finally, there could be a trial where the court will be asked to determine whether the dishonest broker was guilty of some sort of fraudulent activity.
At some point, your real estate lawyer may try to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Filing a lawsuit takes courage and effort, but it could help hold a dishonest real estate broker accountable and get you the compensation that you deserve.
Maryland Real Estate Lawyer for Homeowners
If you were the victim of a dishonest broker, seller, real estate agent or WDI/termite inspection company in Maryland, contact Whitney, LLP’s real estate lawyers at 410 583 8000, or use our Online Quick Contact Form, for your Free Consultation. Many of our clients pay no out-of-pocket fees or expenses.