Real Estate Law

What does a real estate lawyer actually do during a real estate transaction?

A real estate lawyer protects their client’s rights as laid out in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale. Your lawyer will ensure that all parties in the transaction have fulfilled their duties as outlined in the contract. They ensure the property taxes are up to date, ensure there aren’t any liens on the property, handle the funds to the appropriate parties, and land transfer tax… just to name a few things!

When Good Deals Go Bad

You are selling your home and the deal is set to close in 2 weeks. You get a dreaded call from your lawyer that the buyer will no longer buy your house. You have moving trucks arranged, and you’ve already entered into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale of your new house. What is going to happen next?