The process is not as cut and dry as you may assume. A specialized attorney may be of assistance because they can help you avoid common problems with a home purchase or sale. For instance, a realtor may choose to use a very common brokerage agreement document that does not deal with many legal problems that may be important to you now or down the road. If this is the case, your attorney can help you obtain better documentation that can ease your mind in more ways than one. An attorney is also able to make sure that everything is signed properly as well as explain terminology that the buyer may not understand stated any other way. Here are some other important determinations that we can easily help you understand:
- Whether or not an alteration or addition made to the property was done lawfully
- Plans for the property as far as changes are concerned, and whether or not they are legal
- What happens when an inspection turns up asbestos, termites, radon, or lead-based paint
- What happens if the property is found to contain hazardous waste
- The legal consequences regarding a closing and what happens if it does not take place
- What happens to the down payment if closing does not occur
Without an attorney, you see, you could end up dealing with expenses and time that will only be wasted right before your very eyes. Even the closing process can be quite extensive at times, posting many issues and placing many questions on the table. At The Law Offices of Julia Sylva, we are able to help you every step of the way with these needs.
Do you need guidance preparing letters of intent, resolving issues prior to closing related to land use and zoning or repairs, or need a mortgage commitment reviewed? These are the aspects that we offer to you when you approach us in need of a real estate attorney. Purchase and sale transactions do not need to be over-complicated. Turn to us and allow us to help you through every step!