When to Hire a Real Estate Attorney

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When you’re getting a divorce you know you need a family law attorney. When you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice you need a personal injury attorney and when you want to create a will and a financial plan for the future, you need an attorney who specializes in trusts and estates. The same is true when it comes to hire a real estate attorney. For many people, the only real estate transaction that they might need an attorney for will be when they’re purchasing or selling a home, but there are many situations where only a real estate attorney will be able to provide you with the specialized knowledge that you need to move forward with confidence. The lawyers at Bochetto & Lentz have extensive experience in real estate law, and are able to provide you with the legal counsel and representation that you need.

Most people think of hiring a real estate attorney when they are purchasing or selling their home, but they do a great deal more than that. Real estate law is a specialized area of contract law that is complicated by regulations established by both federal and state statutes. When it comes to residential home sales, a real estate attorney is not required, but they can provide you with valuable assistance should you encounter any complexities with your purchase agreement. Their knowledge can protect you from myriad problems that may arise when mistakes are made in the drafting of the sales contract or when important terms are left out of the essential documents. Perhaps more importantly, they can help you with complications involving short sales, foreclosures, and unexpected complexities regarding your mortgage documents. They will review all documents to make sure that they are in order, paying special attention to any liens against the property, the title and title insurance and the transfer or deed. Perhaps most importantly, a real estate attorney will be able to provide you with invaluable expertise in case you need to void a purchase contract due to an irregular home inspection or other complication.

A real estate attorney’s responsibilities go far beyond assisting with residential home sales and purchases. Their expertise makes them essential to all aspects of real estate transactions, whether residential or commercial properties and whether assisting buyers, sellers, lenders or borrowers. A person or entity would hire a real estate attorney to assist them with leases, sales and purchases, refinances and development of single family homes, condominiums, shopping centers and apartment buildings, but the practice area can even extend to specific items such as buildings and items that are attached to property – and even the air above.

You may need a real estate attorney whether you are a property owner or buyer, a landlord or tenant. A real estate attorney can advise you regarding property rights, zoning issues, home loans and deeds. If you are dealing with any type of property issue, having a real estate attorney representing your interests can be your most valuable asset, and the attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz are well qualified, experienced attorneys available to help. Call us today to set up an appointment.

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