Real Estate Law is very large subject and can mean a number of things, let us walk you though what each subject is and what are their differences
Some of the most common areas that are referred to under Real Estate and that we can offer assistance to our clients are:
Real Estate Closings are nothing more than a process where a person, known as the buyer, transfers legal ownership of a property and/or title of land to another person, known as the buyer, for a determined amount of money. Which type of deed transfer can have significant impact to your claim on a property:
- The most common instruments used in a closing are either a “Grant Deed” or a “Warranty Deed". Through either a seller transfers or conveys the rights to a particular property to the buyer. Through this type of document the seller is agreeing that he is providing a “Good Title”, meaning that the seller is the legal owner of the property being sold and that there are no third party claims to it. We’ve had significant experience in executing either instrument and can additionally offer our clients Title Insurance through NAME to help guarantee that your rights will be protected.
- A “Quitclaim Deed” is the second instrument type. The main difference is that the seller only guarantees that they are conveying, or giving, only their rights over the property to the buyer. The seller is not making any warranties that they have full access or control over the property being sold; they are only attesting that they are giving rights over the portion they control and does not guarantee a “free and clear” title. This document is most commonly used when a parent or grandparent is “leaving” or transferring title to their children or grandchildren.
The costs and asset protection given by either instrument vary immensely. Please make an appointment with us today so we can help you find what is the best solution for you and your family’s future.
We’ve also defended and represented clients in the following areas of Real Estate Law:
- Real Estate Boundary Issues
- Quiet Title: where your property was foreclosed though fraudulent practices
- Construction Agreements and Unlicensed Contractors
- Landlord and Tennant disputes and evictions
- Commercial Real Estate Issues, including:
Additionally, we have received a commercial certification from the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) from the U.S. Green Building Council to help advice our clients who are concerned whether their project follows “green” environmental practices.
Please contact us and let us help you advise you and whichever your needs may be.