Why Do You Need A Lawyer To Buy Or Sell A House?

When most people are considering the sale or purchase of a home, the first person they will probably contact is a real estate agent. These professionals are instrumental in helping you either properly price and market your home, or find property that suits your needs. Since real estate property sales and purchases are such high-value transactions, it is also important to hire a lawyer to help you avoid costly pitfalls throughout the process.

Real estate is one of our areas of focus at Tague & Vanden Heuvel LLP. Our Bronxville law firm can provide skilled representation for real property transactions in Westchester County, New York City and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to help the process of buying or selling a home to go as smoothly as possible for our clients.

How Lawyers Help With Real Estate Transactions

In New York state, it is typical for attorneys to be involved in the buying and selling of real estate. Buyers and sellers typically opt to have legal counsel to help prepare the purchase agreement and represent their interests at the closing. They also rely on lawyers to identify and resolve any potential legal hurdles related to the transaction. This can include:

  • Negotiating issues with the contract, such as if alterations need to be done to the property or what happens if issues are found during the inspection
  • Reviewing the status of the title and addressing any title issues such as liens, easements or violations against the property
  • Preparing all closing documents, including the deed and transfer tax returns, and calculating the amounts owed at closing
  • Advocating for your interests if any last-minute disputes happen at the closing related to timing of possession, personal property or adjustment of related costs

Make sure your legal rights are protected while buying or selling your home. Our experienced real estate lawyers can help. Call 914-775-8913, or submit our online contact form to contact our firm today.