In an ideal world, disputes about agreements would never crop up. However, the world is not perfect, so real estate dispute situations are sometimes unavoidable. A common dispute in the real estate world in Los Angeles and elsewhere has to do with breach of contract.
A breach of contract happens when two parties enter into an agreement but one party fails to fulfill its contractual obligations. A breach can happen when a party does not perform on time, for example. It may also occur if a party fails to perform in line with the agreement's terms, or perhaps the party fails to perform altogether. For instance, maybe a home seller fails to fulfill his vow to offer clear title to his property, or maybe a seller ends up taking lighting fixtures that he had agreed to leave behind.
Once a real estate contract is breached, the two parties might try to enforce the terms of the contract and resolve the matter on their own. If their informal attempts at resolving the dispute fail, they may try alternative dispute resolution options, such as mediation or arbitration. However, the most frequently pursued step is a legal suit.
The party who has been negatively impacted by a reported breach of contract may decide to file a lawsuit against the allegedly breaching party, seeking damages. An attorney in Los Angeles can provide the guidance needed to pursue the most personally favorable outcome considering the circumstances surrounding the real estate dispute. The attorney's ultimate goal is to make sure that the plaintiff's rights are protected during each stage of the civil court proceedings.