The Real Estate Commissioner may now obtain evidence through a court order in response to receiving a complaint regarding the actions of a real estate licensee.

Business and Professions Code 10079
Amended by S.B. No. 53

Effective: January 1, 2012

In addition to investigating the actions of a real estate licensee for specific acts upon receiving a verified complaint in writing from any person, if a licensee refuses to obey a Department of Real Estate (DRE) subpoena, the Real Estate Commissioner (Commissioner) may apply to the superior court for an order requiring the licensee to appear before the Commissioner or a representative of the Commissioner to show documentary evidence or give testimony regarding the matter under investigation.