The Law Office of
David G. Brisendine, III
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Real Estate Closings
In a closing, all of the necessary paperwork that needs to be signed to transfer ownership of real property from one party to another takes place. Real estate closings are necessary for the transfer of houses, condos or vacant lots to name a few. Usually when real estate is being sold, an offer is made by the purchaser and accepted by the seller. Over the next few weeks or months, investigations into the title, inspections of the property and surveying of the property all takes place. This way, on closing day, there is little left to do to transfer the property.
Having an attorney represent you in your closing is essential, and it is one time where almost everyone hires a lawyer. Your closing attorney can help you get through the process by making sure that all the paperwork required for your closing is completed and is drafted properly. When your attorney acts on your behalf when it comes to your closing, you can be sure that there are fewer issues and that your closing goes smoothly. Hire a closing attorney by calling us today.
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An in-depth title search is generally comprised of a thorough examination of public records. This can be difficult because, depending on the jurisdiction, liens and judgments on a property may be filed a number of ways - by the name of the buyer, the name of owner, the street address, lot number, etc. A title searcher may examine a property and find no judgments or liens, but uncover special building restrictions of which the buyer was unaware. Or the title search may disclose previously established easements, such as civil sewer or power. A title searcher may find that some part of the property encroaches on neighboring land, warning against possible ownership issues in the future. The data collected through a title search not only gives the buyer peace of mind regarding the property they're purchasing, but also helps reduce the risk of title problems arising in the future. This makes a title insurance policy a valuable investment towards protecting an even greater investment - your home.
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Real estate development is complex in that it involves a number of different types of expertise to accomplish effectively. For real estate development, you need to be familiar with acquiring partners and investors, financing, negotiation with municipalities when it comes to land use and taxes and hiring contractors and architects. If any one piece of the puzzle is missing when you try to develop real estate your project may not get off the ground.
Real estate development takes a whole team of experts to be a great success. Part of this team includes a real estate lawyer who is familiar with real estate development who can help you at every stage. Our real estate development attorneys can help you navigate the complex process of development through negotiating with all the necessary parties and through making sure that your real estate development goes smoothly and by the book. With our experience handling complicated real estate developments, you can be sure that you have an expert on your side. Call and see what we can do for you today.
Commercial leases are quite different than residential leases for a number of different reasons. For starters, residential leases usually have more consumer protections, such as how much a security deposit can be for or what kinds of privacy protections the tenant has. Commercial leases also involve a lot more negotiation than residential leases. Everything from the length of the lease to what improvements are to be made to the property are up for negotiation between a tenant and a landlord in commercial leases. Because commercial leases are longer than residential ones and because they are so much more expensive, you want to be sure that your commercial lease is negotiated right.
If you are a business owner looking to enter into a commercial lease, the best way to protect your business's interests are to hire a real estate attorney who is familiar with negotiating commercial leases. A skilled lawyer will know just what kinds of issues will come up when negotiating your commercial lease so that you can be sure that you have the best deal. Set up your consultation with us today.
If you have investment property, leases and evictions are a part of doing business. Many times, tenants are good by paying on time and taking care of your property. However, sometimes no matter how hard you try, you have problem tenants and have to head to court to reach a resolution. The courts aren't always friendly towards landlords, unfortunately, especially in cases where there isn't a proper lease or the lease is unclear.
Many landlords believe that they can deal with drafting leases and problem tenants on their own to cut costs. However, having an attorney on your side means that you can be sure that you have a clear and straightforward lease that explains yours and the tenant's rights. You will also have someone to deal with evictions of tenants who don't pay their rent, destroy the property or do not follow the rules set forth in the lease. Protect yourself and your rental property and call one of our landlord/tenant attorneys today.
Real estate litigation can be essential at times to preserve the value of your home and property. There can be many different types of conflicts that can lead to litigation. One example is a buyer and a seller of a property entering into a legal battle over the closing contract or failure to disclose a problem with the property. Also common are disputes between neighbors, especially when it comes to property lines or damage that one neighbor does to the other neighbor's property, either intentional or accidental.
If you are having a dispute over your property, the best way is to let it be handled by real estate litigators, especially if the two sides of the conflict do not get along that well. When you have a skilled and experienced real estate lawyer on your side, they will begin to advocate for you immediately. Our real estate attorneys will gather evidence, have surveys done and negotiate with the other side, so you don't have to. Call today and see what we can do for you.
A foreclosure is the legal process that a bank (or person) takes against a property owner when they do not make their mortgage payments for an extended period of time. In the unfortunate event that this happens to a homeowner, and thus a lender, we assist lenders in following proper procedure to facilitate foreclosure. Call and speak to us and get started today.