Real Estate and Landlord/Tenant Lawyer

Whether you are buying, selling, or leasing real estate, it is important to know your rights and your risks. Hire a real estate law firm to handle the legal issues that arise during these transactions. My 35 years of experience as a real estate attorney has provided me with the knowledge necessary to handle these legal issues and transactions. The goal is to make sure you are informed and aware of all of your legal options and their effect.

I have experience dealing with issues in real estate law and landlord/tenant law, including:

  • Negotiation, Preparation, or Review of Real Estate Purchase and Sale Contracts or Leases
  • Assistance with Due Diligence in Buying or Leasing of a Building or Home
  • Title Search Review
  • Loan Document Review
  • Residential and Commercial Closings
  • Residential and Commercial Leases

In residential and commercial real estate or landlord/tenant transactions, my services include the negotiation and preparation of important terms and conditions in contracts and other pertinent documents. I also provide my clients with services including the review of documentation and assistance through the purchase and sale, during personal or business loan and closing processes, and with any rentals of residential or commercial real estate from negotiation to the preparation of leases and other related documents. The next time you want to sell or buy a home, investment property, new business location, or other real estate, or lease a home or office and want the reassurance that comes from hiring a lawyer to negotiate your transaction or prepare or review your documentation and explain to you what the legal terms mean, I can help.

Buying/Selling Real Estate

If you are buying or selling real estate and have not hired your own real estate lawyer, proceeding to closing without legal review and representation can be risky. Real estate closings involve the preparation, execution, and delivery of necessary documents, such as deeds, mortgages, and promissory notes, the exchange of the purchase price for the deed, and payment of the costs of the real estate transaction. While real estate closings may appear to be a relatively simple process with a title company preparing the closing documents, a lack of understanding or proper review of these documents can lead to problems after closing. How can I help you? I represent clients through the closing process.

I, Patricia L Daugherty, have been preparing deeds, including special warranty deeds, general warranty deeds, and quit-claim deeds, for most of my legal profession. I also handle the preparation of promissory notes (a written promise by one party to pay another party a specified sum of money either on demand or at a specific time) and mortgages (an interest in real estate created by a written document providing security for the payment of a debt).

I draft leases, as well. Leases are agreements between a landlord that is usually the owner of either commercial or residential real estate and a tenant that define the terms of the rental of the real estate including the parties to the lease, the description of the real estate leased, the rental amount, and the maintenance and repair responsibilities of the landlord and tenant. For landlords, it is important to have a lease that protects your interests. A well-drafted lease includes the rental terms, reduces your potential liability, and helps protect your real estate investment. For tenants, it is important to be aware of your rights and the risks that tenants may encounter.

Understanding these matters and taking the steps to ensure your interests are protected will have an impact on the success of your real estate investments.

In addition, my law firm handles:

  • Foreclosures
  • Evictions
  • Code Enforcement Violation Resolution
  • Zoning, Land Use, and Building Permits
  • Easements
  • Real Estate Title Disputes

I will work diligently in order to best ensure that you have a smooth real estate or landlord/tenant transaction. Contact an experienced real estate and landlord/tenant attorney by calling me at 407-518-7674 or contact me online to schedule an appointment for real estate or landlord/tenant advice at my office.

This website contains general information for informational purposes only about various areas of law and is not intended to constitute, and does not constitute, legal advice or the provision of legal services, and should not be construed as such, or relied upon since each state or jurisdiction has different laws and each set of factual circumstances are different and each situation is fact specific. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all facts and documents at issue by an attorney. Accordingly, the information presented on this website is included with the understanding and agreement that the law office of Patricia L. Daugherty is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional advice or services by posting or maintaining the information. Patricia L. Daugherty does not intend to conduct, and is not conducting, business in states or jurisdictions where Ms. Daugherty is not licensed or authorized to practice law. This information is not intended to and does not create an attorney client relationship with Patricia L. Daugherty. In order to establish an attorney client relationship, a comprehensive consultation and a separate written representation agreement and retainer are required by Ms. Daugherty’s law office. The advice and services of a competent, professional attorney should be sought if legal assistance is needed. Please consult with an attorney if you desire legal representation.

A portion of the law office of Patricia L. Daugherty’s practice is the collection of debts. In such instances, Ms. Daugherty is a debt collector, attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

The law office of Patricia L. Daugherty is also a debt relief agency. Ms. Daugherty helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code.

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