Whether it’s your first time selling a home or you’ve done it several times before, you need to enlist the services of a trained real estate attorney to ensure the process goes smoothly. There are a number of hitches that may occur if everything—from contracts and other documents to the condition of your home—is not in perfect order. Skilled legal analysis is key to preventing common legal pitfalls involved in selling your home, so you need to enlist a lawyer to guide you through the process.
Hart & David’s residential real estate attorneys provide skilled legal advising, analysis, and representation throughout each stage of the selling process.
Review of Contracts
Sellers will always find themselves awash in a sea of paperwork. You will have a number of contracts to sign, including one with your realtor. Having a lawyer on board throughout the process will ensure that everything is in order with this contract agreement as well as others, thus ensuring that your best interests are protected.
Any errors in a contract may be used against you, so detecting mistakes is of utmost importance. Our real estate attorneys will review any contractual agreements involved in the selling process so you can be sure your interests remain secure from beginning to end.
In addition to various contracts, you will have other documents to keep in order. Among these are the deed and the legal description of the property, both of which must be completely accurate. Otherwise, it can easily come back to haunt you as you misrepresentation lawsuits. Ensuring these documents and others are 100% accurate is vital to reducing liability, preventing lawsuits, and heading off other complications.
Title issues should also be addressed with the assistance of a lawyer. For example, if you are sharing a property with a co-owner, you need to be sure you are only selling property you have rights to. In addition, the boundaries between your property and that of others should be perfectly clear so as to prevent confusion.
Having accurate documentation is one thing, but ensuring your property doesn’t have any liabilities on its own is another. Our attorneys are able to secure an analysis of a property and compare it with local zoning laws. This ensures that everything on a property is within the limits of local and state law, thus preventing liability and facilitating the sale.
Hart & David has generations of experience when it comes to working with real estate. We have a sound understanding of the various legal complexities involved in the process of selling a home, so our attorneys can assist with issues such as:
- Document preparation and analysis
- Review of the title, deed, and legal descriptions of a property
- Negotiation and dispute resolution
- Due diligence research
- Purchase agreement reviews and negotiation
- Advising on title insurance
As a neutral third party, our attorneys can assist you in making well-reasoned decisions regarding the sale of your home. Combined with our experience in both real estate and law, Hart & David is Chicago’s resource for residents selling their property. For a free consultation, contact our attorneys today.