Legal Representation for Real Estate

Real estate is too big of an investement not to have a Durham attorney to represent your needs:

When buying a house, the last thing on your mind is the need for a lawyer.  Durham real estate lawyer, Kevin E. Jones, says you had better consider the negative consquences that can occur by not having the appropriate representation when purchasing your life’s dream.

A lawyer can help you avoid common problems with a home purchase or sale. For example, a seller may sign a brokerage agreement that does not cover a number of common legal problems. This happens quite often; realtors often use standard forms, expecting that they will cover all circumstances or will be easily customizable for unusual circumstances.

In the absence of an agreement to the contrary, the seller may become liable to pay a brokerage commission even if a sale does not occur, or to pay more than one brokerage commission in some cases. If the agreement allows the seller the right to negotiate on his or her own behalf, for example, you may avoid this problem. A lawyer can explain the effect of multiple listings. He or she can negotiate the realtor’s rights if the seller withdraws the property from the market, or can’t deliver good marketable title.

The seller should have the advice and guidance of an attorney with respect to a brokerage agreement. Even if the agreement is a standard form, its terms should be explained to the seller and revised, if necessary. An attorney should also determine if the agreement was properly signed.

Any situation regarding miscommunication within a contract or agreement can be solved by your local Durham attorney.