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Florida Real Estate License Defense: What Agents & Brokers Need to Know

February 28, 2018
Est read time: 2 minutes
 Florida Real Estate License Defense


The Department of Business and Professional Regulation  (DBPR) through the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) regulates Florida Real Estate Agents and Brokers.  It is important for agents and brokers to be aware of causes of Florida license defense needs.
Some of the most common complaints made against Florida Real Estate Licensees are:

  • Commingling Client’s trust deposits with your own
  • Failure to properly account for trust deposits
  • Failure to properly report arrests and other criminal actions
  • Fraud or misrepresentation of a contract
  • Failure to disclose listing defects

If you have received a Florida Real Estate License Complaint, Let Us Help You!


We can advise you to:

  • Know what your options are.
  • Review your letter from the FREC Investigator.
  • Provide advice on how to successfully navigate the system.
  • Provide advice on settlement versus challenging the allegations in a hearing.
  • Argue mitigating circumstances which might lessen the penalties.
  • Representation before DBPR and FREC.


Establishing a strategy early in the process for the defense of your Florida Real Estate license is the best approach under these circumstances. Howell, Buchan & Strong, Attorneys at Law is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital City, which is also where DBPR is headquartered. We have decades of experience dealing with state government agencies and the problems that arise.  This is not an area of law that you should go it alone.

Our Law Firm
Our professional license defense firm provides representation to real estate salespersons, agents, and brokers statewide who are under investigation or have received an Administrative Complaint or other administrative action from DBPR/FREC. We also represent out-of-state clients who hold professional licenses in Florida and may be the subject of a complaint.


Our goal is to successfully defend you so that you can keep your professional license.

Our law firm is available for a free no obligation consultation. Howell, Buchan & Strong, Attorneys at Law represent professionals with advice and representation. Established in 1965 our law firm has experience dealing with state government agencies, especially when issues involve Florida license defense.

Have questions about the process? We're here to answer them. Reach us at 850-877-7776.

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