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Residential Real Estate Lawyer assisting home owners and buyers

Buying or selling a residential property is often one of the most important transactions many of us will ever make. The process of buying or selling residential property, however, is full of many pitfalls, and can be a very stressful and tricky matter. A residential real estate lawyer can help you by filling out, filing, reviewing, and advising you at every step of the procedure to make sure that you are fully aware of and protected in your property transaction. Any errors or undue delays in handling your real estate matter can lead to significant harm to your interests, including losing the property, losing money, and potential liability in the future. A residential real estate lawyer can help you by making sure your chances of facing these issues is reduced or eliminated.

If you are selling, you want to make sure the property you are trying to sell will be able to close, and won’t be subject to litigation in the future. Making sure the house doesn’t contain anything that would make it unlivable or could be a potential hazard in the future is a key first step (things like black mold, termites, and a bad foundation are just a few of the issues that can derail your sale). A residential real estate lawyer can assist you in making sure that you are covered, and reduce or eliminate the chance of you being involved in litigation based on the property you sold. If there are any issues, your residential real estate lawyer can assist you in disclosing those, and let you know what you need to disclose, and what you may want to fix before closing to avoid liability in the future. A residential real estate lawyer can also work with the other side to make sure that the closing happens as quickly, stress free, and reasonably as possible. Closings can often be problematic, and having a residential real estate lawyer that can give you counsel and talk to the other side can be a great relief during closing.

If you are buying, you want to make sure that the seller is warrantying the property for a number of title issues, including liens, encumbrances, easements, licenses, and environmental issues. Failing to make sure the title is clear and warranted can leave you with a large headache that costs you a great deal of money. Items such as proper building permits, correct property boundaries, and variances if you don’t have the proper setbacks from property lines can be handled by a residential real estate lawyer, saving you a great deal of time and hassle. A residential real estate lawyer can review the documents involved, and make sure it meets local regulations, as well as being structured in such a way as to protect your interests.

If there is an issue, as either a buyer or seller, a residential real estate lawyer can assist you in making sure that your rights are protected. A residential real estate lawyer can help by working with the buyer or seller to find a fair and reasonable settlement, or making sure that your rights are defended or pursued in court.

A residential real estate lawyer can also help you in negotiating and advising you on the Purchase and Sale Agreement. This allows you to feel more secure, knowing that you have a full knowledge of what the terms of the agreement are, and what they mean for you, in addition to knowing that your interests were contemplated in the agreement. A residential real estate lawyer can help you during this negotiation phase by recommending items to have in the agreement, such as an inspection, a title search, and by going over the agreement closely to make sure there is nothing in the agreement that could cause you a headache in the future. A residential real estate lawyer can also assist you with your mortgage documentation. There are a great deal of documents within your mortgage packet, and being aware of all of the terms, and what you are signing (as there is a great deal of signing) can be very stressful and time consuming. Having a residential real estate lawyer that can help you understand the documents and object to anything that is unreasonable can make the process much quicker, in addition to making sure you are protected as much as possible.

A residential real estate lawyer can help with landlord-tenant issues

If you are leasing, there are a number of issues that can arise during the term of your lease. A residential real estate lawyer can help you with landlord tenant matters to make sure they are handled quickly and fairly. Be it a condition with the property that affects your use of it, or an issue that the landlord refuses to fix, or even an issue such as noisy neighbors, a residential real estate lawyer can help tenants address the issues affecting them, and make sure they are protected.

If you are a landlord, you may also have issues with residential tenants. Illegal activities, late payments, nonpayment, noise, or your tenants not taking care of the property are just some of the matters that frequently occur for landlords. Additionally, there is a great deal of leniency by the laws and courts for tenants, so it is important to make sure your contracts allow your interests to be protected. If you are facing an issue where eviction appears necessary, a residential real estate lawyer is crucial to make sure you follow the proper procedures for eviction, otherwise the process can be delayed, while you lose money.

If you are involved in a residential real estate transaction, a residential real estate lawyer is essential to make sure you are protected. Additionally, a residential real estate lawyer can help you by negotiating with the other side, and advising you. Even if there is a situation where you have issues between cotenants or roommates, a residential real estate lawyer can assist you in handling the situation as quickly and stress free as possible. Real estate is one of the biggest commitments you will make in your life, and you don’t want to face risk of legal issues in the future. Contacting the Grand Rapids Law Group and talking to a residential real estate lawyer is a good way to help protect yourself and make sure your real estate transaction goes smoothly.

Let a Residential Real Estate Lawyer from the Grand Rapids Law Group help you with your real estate matters today

Grand Rapids Residential Real Estate Lawyer