:: REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY LAW
WHAT IS REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY LAW?
Real Estate and Property Law is a broad legal area covering federal statutes and a combination of state statutes and common law dealing with real estate, real property, property rights and interests, buying and selling real property, homeowner’s rights, landlords and rental property, renters’ and tenants’ rights, and much more. It governs personal interests in property, such as rights of ownership, establishing property title, requirements in sales and transfers of property, and settlement of claims against property. Real estate law also covers property development, agricultural concerns, zoning and property land use, real estate lending, and foreclosures. This area of law can be very complex as state laws often differ significantly from state to state, and even from city to city.
Real estate (immovable property) and real property (realty) encompass all land, improvements and buildings thereon, including attached items and growing things. Real property also includes interests which are not physical, such as the right to future ownership, right to tenancy, the right to drill for oil, use of airspace or an easement across another person’s property.
Real estate attorneys commonly draft deeds, file liens, handle real estate closings, negotiate leases, as well as handle disputes involving foreclosures, receiverships, real estate sales contracts, housing discrimination, leases, loans, boundary and title disputes, and zoning matters.
Schey, Piller, Alspaugh, & Wong, P.C. has an extensive background and can assist you with real estate law, property interests, and contracts.