Real Estate Law
What Is Real Estate Law?
Real Estate law deals with the ownership or use of land. Real
estate law is a branch of civil law that deals with the right to
possess, use, and enjoy a piece of property. The people that deal
with real estate legal issues are homeowners, landlords, tenants,
home buyers and home sellers. Real estate law also deals with the
purchase and sale of commercial property, mortgages, home
loans, and foreclosures.
What Are Common Real Estate
There are many different types of real estate law disputes
that a experienced real estate attorney can assist you
• Buying and selling a home or property
• Defects in title or deed
• Landlord/tenant disputes
• Boundary disputes
• Injuries on property
• Trespass, nuisance, and encroachment
• Foreclosures and mortgages
• Real estate contracts
What Does a Real Estate Attorney Do?
A real estate attorney can document and review your real estate transactions,
including real estate purchases, inspections, and appraisals.
A real estate attorney can also draft documents such as deeds, purchase
agreements, finance agreements, and lease agreements.
Real estate attorneys can also help their clients fight real estate transaction
disputes if the case goes to court. These include filing the case, participating in
hearings, and bargaining with the other party to work out a settlement
How Much Does a Real Estate
Many real estate attorneys charge by the hour and depending on
the area you live, a real estate attorney can cost from $800-$1000
for small procedures. However, depending on the amount of work
and the complexity of the case, the attorney may charge more.
Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer When
Buying a House?
An ordinary real estate transaction does not require the home
buyer to hire a attorney, unless state law requires one. Most real
estate transaction use the same standard real estate purchase
contract and the home buyer only has to fill in a few blanks.
However, legal issues may arise that a real estate agent cannot
answer. In that case, you would need the help of a real estate
attorney. Although real estate agents are good at reviewing and
negotiating contracts, they can’t offer advice on legal questions.
What Questions Should I ask My Real
Questions to Ask You Real Estate Attorney to
make sure you Found the perfect match
1. How long have you been practicing?
2. How many similar real estate transactions have
you been involved in?
3. How will you charge me?
4. How will you handle my case?
Why Should I Hire a Real Estate
Real estate transactions will likely be one of the largest and
most important purchases of your life that is why hiring a real
estate lawyer is advisable. Whether you are buying, selling, or
dealing with some other real estate transaction, a real estate
lawyer can help you. There are many people involved at
various stages in real estate transactions or disputes. Any one
of them can make a mistake, costing you time, money, and
potentially your property.
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