Any time a piece of property changes hands, there are legal issues to be considered. These legal issues can become bigger or smaller depending on who is selling the property, who is buying the property, the condition of the property being sold, and any number of other variable that might not be obvious to the average consumer. Navigating the issues in order to stay on the right side of the law and protect your investment is a job that’s best left up to experienced real estate lawyers. Here are some additional reasons that proper legal representation is especially important when selling a home.
Your Home Is In A State Of Distress
When you stop to think about it, a home is a very large piece of property. Despite the best efforts of inspectors and appraisers, it’s possible for problems to go undetected before a sale. If the problems in your house are obvious, but you still need to sell, it’s important to work with a lawyer to make sure that both parties are properly informed and protected from liability down the road.
The Home’s True Owner Is Deceased
Have you been named as the heir or executor of a property because the owner has passed away? If so, it may become necessary to sell the property, but it’s not always as easy as it might be if you had owned the home outright.
You’re Selling Despite An Uncooperative Partner
If you purchased a home jointly with a spouse but are now in the process of splitting assets, you might want to sell the home as a way of closing that chapter of your life. However, things become difficult when the partner doesn’t want to cooperate. It’s important to enlist the services of a lawyer who can clarify the exact details of your joint ownership as well as your options, if any.
These are just a few of the reasons it’s smart to hire a real estate lawyer before you sell. Contact us today to discuss how our legal services can help your particular situation.