Our real estate attorneys in Berks County, Lancaster County and the Greater Philadelphia region know that purchasing a home is one of the largest and most important investments a person will make in their lifetime. However, it is not always as easy as signing on the dotted line. Buying property can be a very complex process that involves statutory and regulatory requirements and guidelines throughout the buying procedure.
In any property transaction, the buyer and seller will have to generate and review many legal documents and binding contracts. There is a strong possibility that you may not fully understand what you are reading or agreeing to — which is where your lawyer comes in.
At Kozloff Stoudt, our real estate attorneys have the experience and knowledge of the law, and the geography in the southeastern region of Pennsylvania — including Berks County and Lancaster County — to assist any client who is in the process of purchasing or selling a property. We’ll help you avoid or mitigate disputes and make the acquisition or selling experience as efficient a process as possible for the circumstances.
The attorneys at Kozloff Stoudt know how often property buyers feel apprehensive throughout the purchase process due to lack of understanding. However you need not worry with our experienced real estate attorneys. They have the hands-on experience and legal knowledge in the field of property law to manage successful business deals, tax appeals and prevent disagreements.
There are many different aspects that may need to be discussed during the buying process, such as property lines, use of the land or “land use,” easements and home improvement issues. Although effective negotiations can be made, in some cases certain settlements are difficult to conclude. With the help of Kozloff Stoudt’s dedicated attorneys, you can, if necessary, resolve any real estate disputes in mediation, arbitration or court.
By Pennsylvania law, if you have been occupying the land for an extended period of time (in this case 20 years) without any other asserted legal ownership of the property you may have the right by law to obtain a deed, making you the owner of the property. Our Pennsylvania real estate attorneys have helped clients in this situation gain sole ownership of land.
You may feel that your property taxes are too high. Call our team of experienced property tax appeal lawyers. Kozloff Stoudt assists clients throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania with assessment appeals to lower their school and municipal taxes. In order to file an appeal, you first have to undergo a real estate appraisal. Our lawyers can help you contact an appraiser and submit a real estate assessment appeal. There are important time deadlines that must be followed in appeals.
Not all real estate transactions proceed smoothly; with so much complicated and complex legal documentation, and appropriate concerns as to conditions of the property it can lead to many buying and selling processes going wrong. There are plenty of things that can go wrong throughout real estate transactions such as financing falling through, or nondisclosure of problems found in the home. When finalizing the sale, the buyer and seller can terminate the deal prior to closing if any contingencies are not fulfilled. This may include any damages or financial harm discovered during home inspection, which can ultimately result in unaccounted for expenses for the buyer.
By safeguarding yourself with legal representation during any real estate transaction, you’ll have security and advice for any hiccups along the way.
Rental properties can cause various issues amongst the landlord and tenant(s); however, most disputes can hopefully be resolved before any legal action is necessary. The real property and estate attorneys of Philadelphia at our Kozloff Stoudt law firm have been known to mediate rental property situations that eliminate time and money litigation. Ultimately, of course, our goal is to resolve any rental property circumstances before the need to go to trial on both residential and commercial properties.
Be sure to get in touch with our experienced real estate attorneys who can help you resolve or mediate any real estate issues such as tax appeals. We can also provide an estate planning lawyer in Reading, PA if you are interested.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, you can reach one of our real estate lawyers serving Berks County, Lancaster County and the rest of Southeastern PA by phone or e-mail.