It is always a good idea to have a lawyer help with real estate transactions, and it is an even better idea to have a lawyer help out when disputes over real estate arise. Although it is not commonly a problem, situations sometimes arise in which an old mortgage or tax issue with a property prevents a property from being sold without complication. In addition, a situation in which a seller of property is attempting to sell something that they do not actually own sometimes occurs.
When buying or selling property, it is a good idea to have an attorney run a title and tax lien check on the property. This will ensure that the person selling the property actually owns what they are claiming to sell, that there are no outstanding mortgages on the property, and that there are no outstanding tax liens on the property. This examination of the records of the property will ensure that the sale goes smoothly and that the buyer will not have any complications come up in the future regarding the property.
If you are seeking to buy or sell property, or if you have bought or sold property and are now facing legal action relating to that sale, Johnson Bearse, LLP is here to help.