Most real estate transactions are routine and go off without a hitch. When they go badly, however, they tend to go very badly. The last thing you need when you’re trying to buy or sell a home or a piece of commercial property is a dispute that ties up your land, your time, and your money.
At FitzPatrick & Associates, we help business owners and individuals in a wide range of real estate matters. From basic title transfers to intricate commercial real estate transactions.
You Need a Real Estate Lawyer Here’s Why
Whether you are buying or selling a residential home, or you’re negotiating a long-term commercial lease, it’s important to protect your interests. Real estate transactions have a long lifespan. The property you sold a decade ago could come back to haunt you years down the road. With proper planning and sound legal guidance, however, your transaction can run smoothly, giving you peace of mind and saving you legal headaches in the future.
Our firm handles a comprehensive range of real estate matters, including:
- Promissory notes
- Purchase and sale agreements
- Commercial lease agreements
- Landlord-tenant matters
- Quiet title actions
Many people turn to do-it-yourself real estate forms or kits in an attempt to save money. They assume that the majority of real estate documents are boilerplate agreements, and that terms and phrases can be swapped in and out with impunity.
This assumption can be extremely costly. The language in real estate documents may sound rote or antiquated, but make no mistake: these are complicated agreements, and the terms are there for critically important reasons.
If you prepare your own documents, you could very well find yourself embroiled in expensive litigation down the road. In many cases, the law binds the drafting party to the terms contained in the document. The solution is simple: spend a little money now and avoid the real chance of spending a lot of money later.