Receivers and Receivership
Here’s a good resource if your real estate development or investment runs into some trouble and you or your lender think you may need a court appointed receiver.
A court appoints a receiver only after both sides of the litigation are given an apportunity to give input upon the specific receiver and the goals of the receivership. In real estate, those goals could be as diverse as selling the property to completing construction to financial analysis and auditing.
The Court and Receiver
The litigants counsel define the skill set needed in a receiver for their particular property and identify an agreed upon receiver. But once the court accepts their choice, the receiver is an extension of the neutral court.
“Parties with an interest in the receivership should treat the receiver as an arm of the court and should not seek ex-parte communications with or special treatment by the receiver.”
What to look for in a receiver
“A receiver should be chosen on the basis of background, expertise, neutrality, availability, compensation rate and temperament, and not because of perceived alliances and relationships.”
What you need to know
If you think your situation may require a receiver, go read the clear yet short article and learn more about the process and what you may need to look for. Your familiarity will aid you and your counsel in choosing the right path and goals of the receivership in your specific situation. PDF on Court Appointed Receiver here.