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OUR AREA OF EXPERTISE
Real Estate & Property Law
Real estate and property law governs the land and its structures, affecting landlords, buyers, sellers, and renters. Both federal and state governments have a variety of statutes and laws related to real estate.
Acquisitions and disposals of real estate assets
Commercial & Industrial leasing
Agricultural lands, including food & agribusiness
Equity investment structures & joint ventures
Real estate debt financing
Renewable energy projects, including solar & wind
Hotels, hospitality and leisure
Residential, retail & mixed-use developments &
Retirement centre & senior living
Main Areas of
Buying or Selling a Home
Real estate laws at the federal, state, and city levels regulate residential property sales and purchases. These laws safeguard buyers from deceitful sellers who may misrepresent the property and protect the environment from alterations that could harm the land or natural surroundings.
Landlord and Tenant law
Real property laws also govern the rules around leasing apartments and tenants. Tenant agreements and forms, eviction rules, and whether or not a property is considered inhabitable are all issues governed by real estate laws.
Real estate laws determine how foreclosures should be processed. The entire process of foreclosure is impacted by various federal real estate laws and include financial and administrative details.
Real estate law determines the building codes that new construction must meet. When building and construction codes are violated, real estate law governs how violators are punished.
Real estate laws cover mortgages for both commercial and residential properties, as well as disputes over property ownership and boundaries. These disputes, along with code violations, can impact not only housing associations but also the wider community.
Real property law governs how much a homeowner pays in local property taxes.
How Our Real Estate Lawyer Can Help You
Our real estate lawyer’s knowledge of real estate legislation is especially valuable as those laws can change so working with a lawyer may be a better choice for preparing purchase agreements.
We can handle legal issues as they arise. This is especially important when dealing with complex real estate transactions. Having a real estate lawyer on hand just in case issues arise is smart.
We must keep client information confidential. Real estate lawyers are required to keep client information confidential which is important in real estate deals where privacy is valued.
We have an in-depth understanding of real estate law. Just having a real estate lawyer review contracts can protect all parties and put everyone at ease.
Our Real estate lawyers also help sellers because they assist them understand and prepare for the full tax consequences of selling their property.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE A REAL ESTATE LAWYER?
Protection for Buyers
When you’re buying a property, if the deal isn’t structured properly, you could find yourself committed to purchasing a misrepresented building or piece of land without any recourse.
Our real estate lawyer can make sure your interests are protected in the contract. For instance, our lawyer will ensure that there is a provision to let you out of the deal if the property you’re buying fails an inspection —something you may not know to request without legal assistance.
A real estate lawyer can also check the contract for hidden fees or clauses that are atypical of most real estate deals.
Protection for Sellers
Real estate lawyers can be especially important for people selling a property. As a seller, you can face significant liability issues if your sales contract isn’t worded correctly.
Our lawyer will ensure that provisions are in your contract to protect you financially if a buyer finds a major issue with the property after purchase.
Our real estate lawyer will also make sure that you are shielded from buyers backing out of deals at the last minute and buyers who don’t meet their financial obligations in a timely manner.
Mortgage companies sometimes require buyers to work with real estate lawyers before they provide financing. This is to ensure that the purchase contract is free of errors and that all of the necessary papers are filed.
Buyers who don’t get a lawyer when required by their mortgage brokers will lose their loans.
Our real estate lawyer will support you with your mortgage requirements, preventing any loss of loans.
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