Los Angeles Real Estate Fraud Lawyers
Goodkin APC is a boutique California law firm that maintains a keen focus on real estate law, insurance coverage and risk management. Based in Los Angeles, our real estate fraud attorneys have the comprehensive knowledge and proven trial skill necessary to fully defend our clients’ investments and interests.
We routinely represent both residential and commercial real estate developers and other clients in cases involving the alleged misrepresentation, nondisclosure or concealment of material facts. We also handle disputes over alleged breaches of fiduciary duty on the part of real estate brokers and agents. In addition, our law firm provides vigorous representation in cases involving:
- Deceptive timeshare purchases or agreements
- Disguising signs of mold in the building
- Failure to disclose construction defects
- Foreclosure bailouts
- Fraudulent title transfers
- Home equity and home renovation fraud
- Loan modification scams
- Misrepresentation of property features
- Rental or mortgage fraud
- Other types of real estate fraud
The Legal Duty Of Disclosure In California
Real estate buyers, sellers and agents have certain legal obligations under California law. One of the most important obligations is the duty to disclose all known material facts that would affect the buyer’s choice. This includes any known construction defects, any clouds on the property’s title and any other issues that may influence the value or desirability of the property in question.
The seller’s broker also has the duty to disclose his or her knowledge of any material facts that are unknown to the buyer and that may influence the decision to purchase the property. Even in situations where the property is sold “as is,” the seller and his or her agent are not absolved from their duty to disclose. Failure to make the buyer aware of pertinent facts can constitute real estate fraud.