Don't get caught in this mess
Real estate litigation is on the rise, according to a recent report by GlobeSt.com.
The increase in cases is not seen in performance issues with leases or sale agreements. Instead, the uptick is seen in capital disputes and land use rights.
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A couple in Tennessee recently came home to a backhoe digging a trench across their driveway. This couple had been using this access easement for 30 years. However, their new neighbor didn’t agree with the prior arrangement.
So, the neighbor took the matter in his own hands. Now they can’t drive up to their home and will have to contact a lawyer to straighten this out.
With real estate costs on the rise, people are trying to maximize the use of the properties. And they do not always care about encroaching on the rights of their neighbors. The law isn’t always clear in these situations and municipalities are being pressured into additional enforcement.
While it always hasn’t been this way, land use rights have recently become a hot topic in fast-growing cities. Things that were commonplace 10 years ago are no longer the norm today.
If you find yourself purchasing a property that hasn’t changed hands in some time, you might be faced with unraveling these past practices to protect yourself going forward. That’s when having a top real estate attorney in your corner is key to protecting your downside.
That’s why I recommend using a title companies that are run by attorneys who are accessible to their clients. That way if you have a zoning or easement related question, you can get that answered before your due diligence period expires.
Giving you time to walk away if that is in your best interests.
The worst thing that can happen is to find out after the fact that you cannot use your property as you intended.
Over the years, we’ve built relationships with several real estate attorneys who will answer your questions on the front end so you can make the best possible decision for you and your family.
These folks have been in the business for years, know the local issues like the back of their hand and can guide you through to a successful ending.
If you have a question or a problem, contact me and I’ll share this list with you too.
Engaging with an attorney on the front end is one of the best ways we help you achieve your goals and avoid costly litigation.