How Can A Real Estate Lawyer Help?

Real Estate Legal Representation

Real Estate Lawyer

You may be tempted to try to handle aspects of a real estate transaction on your own or you may not understand a lawyer’s usual role in real estate transactions. However, this can be challenging as there are many complexities associated with the law and regulations that you need to be aware of well before you begin.

Real estate lawyers help represent landlords, property management companies, condominium associations, and tenants on a variety of legal issues relating to real estate purchases, leasing, rent increases or decreases, habitability issues, condo conversions, code violations, owner move-in situations, and more in the state of California.

Real estate lawyers provide client service across residential and commercial real estate disputes ranging from specific performance of a purchase agreement to land use or zoning issues and construction defect litigation. Real estate agents are generally prohibited from attempting to provide legal counsel or to serve as your legal representative in any manner regarding real estate law. Therefore, during the course of a property deal you (as the seller or the buyer) should have your interests represented by an experienced residential real estate lawyer.

What can a Real Estate Lawyer assist with?

·       Residential Real Estate Purchases/Sales Agreements:

A real estate lawyer can provide basic single-family purchase and sales agreements or highly complex custom drafted purchase and sales agreements to suit the needs of our business, investor or developer clients for a wide variety of properties.

·       Commercial Real Estate transactions:

Real estate lawyers have developed and regularly work with a highly respected network of real estate professionals including Realtors, brokers, insurers, financial institutions, conventional lenders, private lenders and national title insurers. This network of real estate professionals helps clients take advantage of opportunities while effectively managing risk. The guiding principles are to provide the highest quality real estate legal services for clients, to always put the best interests of clients first and ensure that each transaction is handled ethically, efficiently and excellently.

·       Condominium Purchase/Sale

A real estate lawyer has exposure in working with condominium and homeowner associations on a wide range of issues. They leverage their knowledge and skill to design creative solutions to property management questions, easement issues, tax matters, insurance coverage, and other legal matters.

·       Boundary Disputes

·       Private Mortgages

·       Refinancing

·       Cottage/Recreational Properties

·       Co-ownership Agreements

Other Matters That a real estate lawyer can cover

A real estate lawyer can help you in any real estate law issue including:

·      Selling your home

·      Buying a new home

·      Refinancing

·      Closings

·      Property disputes

·      Use variance

·      Dimensional variance

·      In law apartments

·      Special use permits

·      Property tax relief

·      Comprehensive Permits

Get legal Representation

You should hire an experienced Real Estate Lawyer before you sign any paperwork. If you have already started the process and feel that you did not understand every little detail of the sales contract, then you should connect with a seasoned real estate lawyer like the ones at The Yee Law Group, PC. Especially if something in your contract doesn’t make sense or seems out of the ordinary. The smallest oversight or clause could end up costing you a lot, so it would be wise to weigh your legal options today to ensure you get legal peace of mind.