Southern California Purchase and Sale Dispute Attorney
Dedicated Representation for Property Sale Litigation and Other Real Estate Matters in Ventura and Westlake Village
When you purchase or sell a piece of property, you can expect a level of administrative hassle. You’ll deal with inspections, obtaining a loan, drafting contracts and deeds, recording the sale, notaries, finalizing the closing, etc. Ultimately, however, once the transaction has closed, you reasonably expect that to be the end of the matter. You’ve gone through all the hassle of buying or selling the property; what more must be done?
Unfortunately, not every transaction goes smoothly. The buyer may fail to obtain funding. The seller may fail to disclose a known hazard or defect. The buyer may discover a cloud to the title after payment has been tendered. A broker or agent may conduct themselves improperly at some stage of the transaction. Any number of laws, statutes, regulations or codes may come into play.
At Rounds & Sutter, our real estate legal team has decades of combined experience assisting property owners, buyers, sellers, developers, and investors with all manner of real estate disputes. If a dispute arises during or after your purchase or sale of commercial or residential real estate in Southern California, we’re ready to hear from you. With offices in Ventura and Westlake Village, our real estate attorneys assist buyers, sellers, investors, co-owners, landlords and tenants in real estate litigation and disputes throughout Southern California.
Southern California Real Estate Contract Disputes
The real estate dispute team at Rounds & Sutter has years of experience representing clients in all manner of commercial and residential real estate disputes. We provide advice, guidance, and representation across the gamut of real estate purchase and sale disputes. We’ll guide you through disputes involving, for example:
- Specific performance clauses
- Undisclosed defects
- Clouds on title
- Disputes concerning the removal of tax liens
- Rights of redemption
- Rights of first refusal
- Banking problems arising during escrow
- Breach of contract
- Failure to vacate or failure to pay
- Escrow deposits
- Disputes over inspections
- Liquidated damages provisions
- Matters of broker and agent representation
- Soil and groundwater contamination
- Faulty deeds of trust
- Title disputes
If you find yourself in a dispute regarding the purchase or sale of residential or commercial real estate in Southern California, Rounds & Sutter is ready to hear from you.
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation and Arbitration
If you find yourself in a real estate dispute, there’s still a good chance you can avoid going to court. California law and the California Association of Realtors encourage parties to resolve their disputes outside of court, including by way of arbitration or mediation. If your transaction involved the use of a Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) from the California Association of Realtors, then you likely agreed to mediate any disputes or claims arising from the agreement.
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options like mediation allow parties to resolve disputes more informally and collaboratively, working to reach common ground and settlement. Through mediation, you’ll work with the other party, guided by a neutral mediator and with the assistance of counsel, to resolve outstanding disputes and reach a mutually-agreed settlement. Mediation tends to be much faster, cheaper, and less stressful than full-scale litigation in court.
The real estate dispute attorneys at Rounds & Sutter are well-versed in all forms of dispute resolution. We’ll work to resolve your real estate dispute as efficiently and effectively as possible, making sure to protect your interests along the way. If the matter goes to court, we’re prepared to fight by your side for as long as it takes, but if we can resolve the matter satisfactorily in a faster, cheaper, and less adversarial manner, we’ll endeavor to do so.
Call Rounds & Sutter for Help With a Real Estate Purchase or Sale Dispute
If you are involved in a dispute over real estate, if you intend to enter into a real estate transaction, or if you are seeking to partition a parcel of land, contact Rounds & Sutter at our offices in Westlake Village or Ventura. We provide advice and representation across the spectrum of real estate legal matters in Southern California.