Levy & Partners handles various types of real estate disputes. Our real estate litigation department routinely handle real estate litigation, whether involving residential, commercial, industrial, office, mobile home, retail, or warehouse properties in disputes, including those involving breach of contract, negligence, rescission or reformation of contract, specific performance, nuisance, partition, constructive trusts, quiet title, slander of title, fraud based upon non-disclosure or misrepresentation, recording of documents that cloud title such as lis pendens, options to purchase, rights of first refusal, escrow disputes, easements, boundary lines, adjacent property, common walls, encroachments, foreclosures, title issues and litigation. Our Firm takes a direct approach in resolving real estate disputes in order to obtain results in an efficient matter thereby saving both time and money.
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Real estate refers to property which can be land or buildings or anything attached to that land. Real Estate is often called called real property. For most consumers, real estate consists of their home and the lot surrounding it. Commercial real estate may include retail stores, warehouses, factories, restaurants, and other facilities. In addition to buildings and equipment, resources existing on (or under) the land, including minerals and gas, are part of real estate. Some of these components of real estate can be sold separately.
Deeds document and show the transfer or real estate ownership. A warranty deed, quit claim deed and grant deed are examples of deeds. A deed contains the names of the old and new owners and a legal description of the property and is signed by the person transferring the property.
A disclosure statement is a form some states require a property seller to complete and provide to the buyer, disclosing certain defects and other information about the property. Check your state’s law as the disclosure statement requirements can by state.
Real estate owners can’t do whatever they want on their property, they must adhere to both state and federal law. Federal laws provide environmental restrictions, while state laws regulate local ordinances (ex. noise), zoning rules, boundary lines and more…
Private agreements and other restrictions may also control property use (ex. restrictive covenants).
In my opinion a lawyer should be brought into the transactions as soon as possible, preferably before contract for sale and purchase is signed, so the attorney can over with his client the terms and conditions to make sure that the client is in agreement with what the written words in the contract say.