Have you ever had a dispute with a neighbor over a part of your property? How about an issue with a tenant or a landlord? If you answered yes to one of these questions, you likely are in need of a real estate attorney. Even if you are simply interested in owning a home, you may end up working with a real estate attorney. A real estate attorney should be knowledgeable about real estate law and should understand that their greatest priority should be to advise their clients. If you need real estate legal advice, reach out to us at Stevenson Smith Hood Knudson, P.C.
What is Real Estate Law?
Real estate law in general refers to the body of laws governing the possession and use of land, or “real property.” In the United States, real estate law is also often referred to as property law. Real estate laws govern the use, ownership, and transfer of real property, and a multitude of other issues either subordinate or collateral to those actions.
Also, laws regarding real estate are typically created by state governments, and therefore vary widely from state to state. Real estate-related issues include, but are not limited to:
- Real Estate Litigation
- Boundary and Easement Issues
- Real Estate Title Disputes
- Homeowners Associations (HOA) and Condominium Issues
- Real Estate Contracts and Leases
- Trust Deeds and Mortgage Foreclosures
- Landlord and Tenant Disputes
- Land Use and Zoning
If you are interested in real estate law or want to learn more about certain categories within real estate law, continue reading. Stevenson Smith Hood Knudson, P.C. offers services related to the above issues, and more.
Boundary and Easement Issues
Boundary and easement issues are very common real estate legal issues. An example of a boundary/easement issue would be a dispute over the property line between you and your neighbor.
Real Estate Contracts and Leases
Real estate contracts are used to buy, sell, and lease properties, as well as for a wide variety of other purposes. In Utah, many agreements regarding real estate are not even enforceable unless memorialized in a written contract, making these contracts extremely important.
Most of the time, real estate transactions proceed smoothly, and the parties to them honor the bargain. However, occasionally a dispute arises for any number of reasons, which can create the need for legal representation. A real estate attorney can often be helpful to a party in a transaction as a representative for purposes of negotiation, and a legal guide to help the party through the transaction with the goal of avoiding misunderstandings or disputes.
Landlord and Tenant Disputes
Landlord and tenant disputes happen very often. Laws governing eviction are important in protecting landlords and tenants. Oftentimes, disputes between landlords and tenants have to do with rent, pets, or potentially dangerous or illegal activity happening on the property. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, it is crucial to understand your rights in order to protect your interests.
Do You Need a Real Estate Attorney?
Stevenson Smith Hood Knudson, P.C. offers excellent real estate law services designed to help you navigate whatever real-estate related situation you may be facing. Whether your legal needs involve a transaction, a dispute with a neighbor or HOA, a title dispute, or one of the many other possibilities related to ownership or use of real estate, we have a wealth of experience in this area, and a strong track record of success.
If you are looking for a real estate attorney, we would like to help. We are adept and experienced in the area of real estate law and stand ready to advise and help you protect your interests. For more information about our real estate attorney services in Ogden, UT, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, reach out to us today.