When many people think of real estate, their minds leap to the everyday stuff like working with a realtor to buy or sell a property or the annual obligation homeowners have to contest property values with the county appraisal district. For the most part, these and other matters can be handled swiftly without the thought of hiring a real estate attorney ever crossing their minds.
But the reality is that property disputes and other real estate issues are equally as common in the United States. This is where having a real estate attorney on your side from the very beginning can be beneficial.
Perhaps two people claim to own the same property or can’t agree on the boundaries between their respective properties.
Or maybe a seller knew about structural defects in their home and failed to disclose them to the purchaser, who now wants to sue.
Foreclosures happen daily, as do construction defects, adverse possession cases, and suits arising from breach of contract. Even what starts as a small matter can quickly devolve into a complex legal battle where both parties genuinely believe they are in the right. The best way to deal with such property disputes is to try to keep them from happening in the first place.
6 Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Attorney
Protection from the start
Having a real estate attorney in your corner ensures you receive the right advice from the get-go and are protected from potential legal disputes. They can draft or review all documents before you sign and point out potential sticking points you didn’t realize existed.
Not many people have experience with negotiations. As a result, they end up paying a higher purchase price for the property they’re interested in and possibly fall victim to one-sided agreements that favor the other party. A real estate attorney can help you negotiate everything from price to repairs you want completed before taking ownership and more.
Similar to the first benefit on this list, a real estate attorney is that extra set of eyes to analyze and review purchase agreements and other legal documents. Far too many times, people sign documents without being fully aware of the “fine print.”
Conduct title searches
A real estate attorney can conduct a title search on your property and review title insurance policies. Why is this important? The last thing you want is to buy a property and find out there are existing liens or other issues that could now impact you as the new owner.
Protection if you choose to back out of a deal
As much as you want a certain property, walking away may be in your best interests. Your real estate attorney can ensure language for such matters is included in the purchase contract to protect you in the future.
Someone by your side at closing
You may think showing up at the closing table is a nip-and-tuck transaction. And many times, it is. But it’s always best to have a real estate attorney in your corner to catch last-minute problems with the transaction.
The benefits above are merely the tip of the iceberg regarding effective representation on any real estate matter or dispute. Christman | Daniell Attorneys, has extensive experience in all areas of real estate law. We represent buyers and sellers in commercial and residential real estate contracts, assist parties in negotiating contracts, advise clients on title and property matters, and represent residential and commercial real estate developers.
We also litigate disputes, including boundary disputes, contested appraisals, suits arising out of breach of contract, condemnation proceedings, failure to close, title defects, breach of warranty, construction defects, liens, foreclosure, adverse possession, condemnation, and recording issues.
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