Certain things should be avoided when it comes to purchasing and sale transactions in real estate. Here are some common situations that you may not expect dealing with this type of law, but still continue to happen and make things much more difficult:
Seller does not have authority to sell the property: An experienced attorney understands that you are not permitted to go selling things that you do not actually own. The seller may have a complicated matter to adhere to, such as having to wait for a power of attorney to expire before the house is sold. The parties will then be disappointed to find that they cannot move in the house and they will miss out.
There is an incomplete or inadequate legal description in the sale agreement: From a legal standpoint, the property being sold must be described to standard in the purchase and sale agreement. This is the only way it can be enforced.
Zoning is somehow inconsistent: Some people will be conned into buying a property for building a duplex, only to find that they are only permitted to host a single family in it. Sellers should always be aware of the zoning status and must disclose this information to possible buyers. This is where an attorney comes in because they are able to perform an inquiry and obtain this information as well.
There may not be a true acceptance of the real estate contract: All parties must agree to any changes in handwriting that may be involved in the contract to avoid trouble.
Everything must appear in writing: No matter what the transaction, it should always be in writing. Perhaps the seller has agreed to make repairs prior to closing – this should appear in writing because it is extremely important. An integration clause is something that an attorney can explain to you, where any changes must appear in writing unless otherwise stated.
Of course, these are just some of the issues you may run into. Of course, this being the case, you should always have an experienced attorney on your side because they can help you avoid any of these troubles before they even begin. This is why we can be a huge help to you in your time of need.
Avoiding the Seller’s Agent
Before we dive into why having an attorney is so vital to you, we must first discuss one item of truth: Never use the seller’s agent to make any important moves. Having somebody on your side with a wide and extensive knowledge of real estate will keep the agent from taking complete hold of the process. The seller’s agent might just pressure you and do more harm than good in an exciting time in your life. They may also try to create a dual relationship type of deal with you where you and the seller both retain the same agent; however, this never works out because this promised relationship almost always benefits the seller.
You should have rights to keeping control over the process in entirety. You are the one who understands your needs when it comes to obtaining a property and what needs to be done. Perhaps another agent wouldn’t understand your needs the same way we, as your attorneys, would understand your needs. Contact us today!