Property & Landlord/Tenant Law
Issues involving real estate require careful attention to detail. Our attorneys can work with you to convey property, enter into a land contract or property sale, or address property dispute issues. We can also provide you with legal advice and representation involving landlord and tenant matters, including drafting or reviewing leases, or navigating through the eviction process.
For example, when transferring real estate, it is important to understand the distinction between a warranty deed and a quit claim deed. A warranty deeds guarantees that you are giving (or receiving) clear title to real estate. In most real estate transfers, the buyer will insist upon receiving a warranty deed. However, in many family transactions, a quit claim deed is utilized. A quit claim deed does not guarantee a clear chain of title, but simply transfers whatever title the seller has to the buyer. If the seller ultimately does not have clear title to the transferred property, the buyer has no recourse against the seller. While this may sound risky, quit claim deeds are often used to transfer property from parent to child, or to add a spouse’s name to property which was purchased prior to the marriage. It is essential, however, to understand what type of deed you are receiving in the transaction, and what protections it does—or doesn’t—provide.
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