Whether you’re buying, building, or renting, getting a new place to live is an exciting time. However, the real estate process typically doesn’t come without obstacles. There are multiple moving parts involved, from title searches to purchase/sale agreements to deal closings.
Many people may attempt to handle these themselves or through a real estate agent, but legal documentation and deal closing can sometimes require the expertise offered by real estate and construction law attorneys. If you’re in Murfreesboro or Berry Hill, Tennessee, and need assistance in your real estate process, the legal team at McCarter | East PLLC can help. We’ll guide you from the initial stages of financing through the construction process and beyond. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
When you decide to build a new home, hiring a construction attorney is just as important as a contractor or architect. A good construction attorney can review your contract and determine where you will need protection. Because a contract can rarely be altered once a project has begun, you will want to involve a construction attorney early on in the process.
Real estate attorneys specialize in the legal complexities of real estate property, meaning land and any structure built on it. A real estate attorney will guide you through the transaction process. He or she will review documents regarding mortgage, titles, and purchase/sale agreements. As a buyer, your real estate attorney will accompany you to the closing and the meeting in which money is paid and the title is transferred. He or she will ensure the transfer is legal, binding, and that the deal is in your best interest.
Real Estate Disputes
Construction and real estate attorneys don’t only work on behalf of homeowners; they can also represent designers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers. They often assist in the prosecution or defense of claims for delay and/or acceleration of damages by general contractors or subcontractors. He or she may also advise you on claims involving:
Even the best-drawn plans can go awry. If a wrench is thrown into your plans, a skilled real estate or construction attorney can create a strategy to best protect your rights.
Landlord Rights in Tennessee
As a landlord, it’s important to know your rights. At McCarter | East PLLC, our attorneys are well versed in the privileges to which Tennessee landlords are entitled. From managing property to resolving landlord-tenant disputes, we can help you understand your rights and protect your property. Contact us today for legal advice pertaining to lease agreements, property repairs, evictions, or return of security deposits.
Eviction Laws in Tennessee
According to the Uniform Residential and Tenant Act (URLTA), the only way a landlord can evict a tenant is by receiving a court order. It is unlawful for a landlord to evict a tenant through any alternative means, such as shutting off utilities or changing the locks on a unit. If your landlord has tried to evict you using unlawful means, you can sue for damages and/or possession of the property, according to Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-28-504. Give us a call today to see how we can protect your rights as a tenant.
Homeowner Association Defense
Our attorneys also represent Homeowner Associations (HOAs). We provide HOA counsel in matters regarding:
We’ll provide our knowledgeable opinions on your situation and advise you on the best course of action.
For many people, owning land is one of the great accomplishments in their lives. It can be devastating when something comes along that threatens that ownership. Unfortunately, that threat can come from our government or other associated entities. Property/land must be purchased by the government for just compensation if the land will be used for a public purpose, and the U.S. Constitution prohibits the seizure of private property without just compensation. However, fair compensation does not always occur. Addressing unfair compensation is referred to as a “reverse condemnation” or an “inverse condemnation” action.
Our attorneys are skilled in inverse condemnation cases and can help you understand yours. Give us a call today to learn how we can protect your property rights.
How a Tennessee Real Estate Attorney Can Help
For many Tennessee residents, real estate issues will arise regardless of whether you’re a homeowner, contractor, landlord, or tenant. When problems occur, having a real estate or construction attorney to fight for your rights can be extremely worthwhile. They are experts in the legalities of real estate and can address any questions or concerns you may have.