By the very nature and size of a typical transaction, buying and selling real estate can be a complicated process. It has become even more so in recent years, as additional steps and processes have been added to protect consumers.
Although the vast majority of real estate deals move forward in a logical way and are completed with few surprises, there is always the possibility that a dispute will arise. Rather than take the chance that a deal could end up costing you dearly, it makes sense in so many ways to hire an experienced real estate attorney to help you with any number of issues related to real estate law.
Protecting Yourself in All Aspects of a Transaction
There are many “hot spots” in a real estate transaction that can trigger the need for legal representation. Some of those include:
Title disputes. Although record keeping has improved significantly in recent years, at times the ownership of a piece of property can come into question. Until a clear title has been established, it is impossible to complete a transaction.
Broker and agent disputes. When a realtor or broker fails to live up to the high standards of ethical conduct expected of them, a client may suffer a loss as a result. This may involve breaching their fiduciary duty, creating an undue pressure to buy, or failing to reveal errors and omissions.
Foreclosures. Attorneys are often called upon to handle the details of foreclosure on a property. Acting as an intermediary can have many benefits for a bank or a lender, as well as protecting the rights of a property owner from unscrupulous banking processes.
Land use disputes. When developers or homeowners fail to follow zoning or other use restrictions, litigation may ensue. An attorney seasoned in real estate law in Mansfield can also assist homeowners with HOA issues, conflicts between neighbors, easements, or boundary and nuisance problems.
The Hixson Law Firm serves clients in Mansfield, Arlington, Grand Prairie and other nearby Texas communities.