At Schorr Law our real estate attorneys frequently litigate disputes that arise out of a California Association of Realtors (CAR) form. These disputes range from purchase and sale disputes involving non-disclosure, escrow deposit disputes, specific performance, fraud claims, leasing disputes, broker and brokerage disputes arising out of listing agreements and many other types of disputes. At this point, we have seen nearly ever type of CAR form dispute imaginable but of course, we will continue to see new disputes. This is true because each case we help our clients with is different and each involves its own set of facts and our own strategy.
The one thing that each of these cases has in common is the procedure for resolving these disputes. Unless the parties cross out or amend the standardized CAR forms the dispute resolution process follows the chart I sketched below. The only variation is in yellow. The yellow step – recording a lis pendens – only occurs in specific performance cases because the contract allows a party to record a lis pendens before initiating mediation in order to make sure the seller does not sell the property while the parties attempt to resolve their dispute.
At Schorr Law, our real estate attorneys are constantly trying to make the litigation process and the nature of the disputes we assist our clients in resolving easier to understand. For a free consultation on your real estate dispute, contact us today at 310-954-1877, firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling in the contact us box on this page.