REAL ESTATE LAW

Residential Closings

FOR BUYERS

  • Review and negotiation of the real estate contract,

  • Explanation of the real estate contract and mortgage commitment to the buyer,

  • Resolving any issues (including issues of repair, termite damage, etc.) prior to closing,

  • Correspondence with the seller’s attorney, title company and mortgage company,

  • Preparation for closing, including obtaining necessary title work,

  • Review of mortgage commitment and title commitment, and

  • Representation at closing.​

FOR SELLERS

  • Preparation, review and negotiation of the real estate contract,

  • Explanation of the real estate contract to the seller,

  • Resolving any issues (including issues of repair, termite damage, etc.) prior to closing,

  • Correspondence with the buyer’s attorney,

  • Preparation for closing, and

  • Representation at closing.

 
Landlord/Tenant Law

Landlord-tenant law governs the rental of commercial and residential property. 

There are four basic types of Landlord-Tenant Relationships: 

  1. Term of Years Tenancy

    • The relationship lasts for a fixed period which is agreed upon in advance by both the landlord and tenant. When the period ends, so do the tenant's possessory rights/

    • In this relationship, the tenant has the right to possess the land, to restrict others (including the landlord from entering the land, and to sublease or assign the property). 

  2. Periodic Tenancy

    • The relationship is automatically renewed unless the landlord gives advance notice of termination

    • In this relationship, the tenant has the right to possess the land, to restrict others (including the landlord from entering the land, and to sublease or assign the property). 

  3. Tenancy at Will

    • There is no fixed ending period. The relationship continues for as long as the tenant and landlord desire.

  4. Tenancy at Sufferance

    • The tenant continues to inhabit the property after the lease expires.