Real Estate Law

The purchase of a home or business is likely the most significant transaction you will make in your lifetime, so it can be extremely disheartening when the deal goes awry. Many business owners have leases for their business, which contain complex terms and agreements. Likewise, if you have encountered an issue while trying to sell property or your business, you may feel stuck and unsure where to turn. Fortunately, a trusted real estate attorney can guide you through such hurdles in your sale or purchase.

What Buyers Should Know

Securing a loan, thoroughly investigating the property, and settling on the terms of purchase are the three largest obstacles for those looking to buy. If you are struggling with any of these tasks, contact us for guidance. Through careful research, negotiations, and contract amendments, we can help you overcome most any problem you encounter. For example, if you are unable to qualify for a loan, you may be able to enter into a land contract with the seller. This arrangement allows you to pay installments to the seller directly and then transfers the property to your name upon receipt of your final payment.

Furthermore, even if everything appears to be going your way on the surface, it’s wise to have an attorney look over the terms of your purchase agreement.  And if you’re an entrepreneur, you may be disheartened to discover — after your purchase is finalized — that zoning regulations prevent you from running the kind of business you had intended to. Thankfully, an experienced attorney can help you avoid such pitfalls.

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Do You Have Questions About Your Commercial Lease?

Commercial landlords often place responsibility for improvements, repairs, and maintenance on commercial tenants regardless of the terms of the lease. If you find yourself wondering whether it's your responsibility to pay for improvements to the HVAC or other expensive components of your space, call us to review the terms of your lease. Together, we can come up with a plan.

Do You Need an Attorney If You Already Have an Agent?

The short answer is “yes.” Though real estate agents are trained to direct sales and purchases, they are not equipped to resolve any disagreements that may arise. In addition, even in the absence of a dispute, conflicts of interest may surface due to the nature in which realtors are compensated. For example, since buyer’s agents are paid on commission, they are generally driven to close the deal as quickly and for as much money as possible. Even agents who try to look out for you may unintentionally do you harm by using cookie-cutter contracts and misinterpreting clauses filled with complex legal jargon. However, when you partner with a seasoned attorney, they will ensure such details are not overlooked.

Real Estate Law Attorneys in Stockton & Temecula, CA

Together, we have practiced commercial and residential real estate law for more than 45 years. We can assist you with contract reviews, property inspections, purchase negotiations, dispute resolution, and more. Call us today to schedule your free consultation and learn how we can be an invaluable asset in your San Joaquin, Riverside, or San Diego County transaction.