Whether you are purchasing or selling real estate, it is important to have someone to guide you through the various steps such as the offer and acceptance to purchase real estate, examining title documents, obtaining clean or marketable title, appraisals, surveys and closing. If you are buying or selling real estate “on contract,” buyers need to protect themselves against encumbrances by the sellers and sellers need to protect themselves against defaults by the purchasers. Landlords and tenants need to know their rights and responsibilities regarding evictions, terms of the lease, and security deposits. Persons who want to retitle real estate need to know the various possible methods of co‑ownership as well as the tax consequences.
As either a seller or a buyer, it is always important to ensure that property being conveyed is void of encumbrances that would create a liability for either party at a later time.