6 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Lawyer

By: Shareholder, Michael Bagwell, Bradley K. Richardson, P.C.
August 2023

6 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Lawyer

A real estate lawyer is a legal professional whose primary focus is matters related to real estate transactions, property rights, and property laws. Real estate transactions can be complex and involve significant financial investments, legal intricacies, and potential risks. Here are some situations where you might need a real estate lawyer:

Property Transactions: When buying or selling real estate, a real estate lawyer can assist in drafting or reviewing purchase agreements, ensuring all legal requirements are met, and protecting your interests throughout the transaction.

Title Search and Insurance: A real estate lawyer can conduct a thorough title search to ensure that the property’s title is clear and free from any liens, encumbrances, or legal disputes. They can also help you secure title insurance to protect against any potential title defects.

Contract Review: Real estate contracts can be complex and contain legal jargon. A real estate lawyer can review contracts, leases, and other documents to ensure your rights are protected and that you understand the terms you’re agreeing to.

Review of Legal Documents: Real estate transactions involve numerous legal documents such as deeds, mortgages, leases, and more. A real estate lawyer can review these documents to make sure they accurately reflect your intentions and protect your rights.

Commercial Real Estate: When dealing with commercial properties, the legal complexities increase. Real estate lawyers can help with commercial lease agreements, zoning for commercial properties, and other business-related real estate matters.

Estate Planning: Real estate lawyers can assist in including real property in estate planning, helping with wills, trusts, and other arrangements to ensure a smooth transfer of property to heirs.

Overall, a real estate lawyer’s expertise can help you navigate the legal complexities of real estate transactions, mitigate risks, and ensure that your interests are safeguarded throughout the process.

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