Real Estate Law can be tricky to navigate. There are constantly new laws going into effect as well as laws that are currently in place that can give home owners, home buyers, and building owners some problems. Blevins Law Offices can give you the expert real estate legal help you need.
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Buying, selling, leasing or developing property.
When buying, selling, leasing or developing property, you require legal advice and legal documentation, whether it is a purchase and sale agreement, lease agreement or a development agreement. Regardless of how well the legal documents are drafted, there can still be disputes between the parties as to the meaning of the documents. We assist you buying, selling, leasing or developing property.
Construction Defect Cases
You decide to construct a house on your vacant lot. After completion of construction and during the first rain, you discover that your roof leaks. Your roofer states that the roof leak is the responsibility of the architect. Your architect states that the roof leak is the responsibility of the general contractor. Your general contractor states that the roof leak is the responsibility of the framer. We assist you in figuring out who is responsible and recovering damages from the responsible parties.
Disputes With Real Estate Brokers, Escrow Officers, Title Companies & Lenders
In connection with the purchase and sale of real estate, whether it is vacant land, a single family residence, commercial property or industrial property, there are usually real estate brokers, escrow officers, title companies and lenders involved. Disputes can arise with real estate brokers over commissions. Disputes can arise with escrow officers as to how they prepared the escrow instructions and the deeds. Disputes can arise with the title company as to whether or not certain items should have or should not have been disclosed on the title insurance policy. Disputes can arise with the lenders over excessive loan fees and costs, or the interpretation of loan documents, such as whether you agreed to a fixed rate loan or a variable rate loan.
Specific Performance of Real Estate Transactions
With the ups and downs of the real estate markets, we have seen many circumstances in which the buyer or seller will back out of a purchase contract. Sometimes there is justification to back out of a contract. Sometimes there is no justification to back out of a contract. In any event, if you are the party who wants to proceed with the transaction, we can assist you in obtaining specific performance of the contract. If you are the party who wants to back out of the contract, we can determine whether you have a basis to do so.
Land Use and Zoning
You own vacant land that is zoned for apartment usage. You wish to construct a building consisting of 20 apartment units. The city decides it has too many apartments in this area and restricts you to 5 apartment units. We assist you in arguing your case against the city in order to allow you to construct the 20 units you are seeking.
Eminent domain occurs when the city seeks to take your property by condemnation with the understanding that the city will pay you “just compensation.” One issue is whether the city has the authority to take your property by condemnation. The second issue is whether the city is offering you “just compensation.” We represent you against the city in obtaining “just compensation”.
Inverse condemnation occurs when a city initiates action against your property which damages the property or otherwise reduces the value of your property. This can occur by a physical taking such as a negligently installed drain that floods your property or a regulation, such as a rule that prohibits you from building anything on your property. We assist you in recovering damages from the city for inverse condemnation.
Permitting & Variances
You own a narrow vacant lot on which you wish to construct a residence that will be narrow and long. The city will not allow you to construct such a house because it requires the house to be wider than your lot. We can assist you in seeking a variance from the city in order to allow you to construct a house on your lot.
You own a 20 acre parcel in the desert that you wish to subdivide so that you can construct a housing tract. The city is requiring that as a condition of the subdivision, you pay the city a fee of $500,000. You object to payment of this fee. We would assist you in determining whether this fee is reasonable and justified. skills, quick response, and straightforward, practical solutions with the highest level of professional integrity.
These are just some of the legal help we have to offer.
Call Blevins Law Offices today and see how we can assist you in your real estate matter.