Real Estate Law
Annapolis Real Estate Lawyers
Real estate transactions are complex, and problems and disputes can arise at any point. Our Annapolis real estate lawyers at Oliveri & Larsen provide clients with peace of mind and solid representation to resolve any real estate challenge successfully.
Real estate law focuses on land ownership or use, such as the right to own, possess, use, and enjoy land and accompanying manmade additions. Our Annapolis real estate attorneys have extensive litigation experience and help clients in a myriad of real estate transactions and concerns.
Our Real Estate Clients
- Condominium associations
- Multi-family housing providers
- Property management companies
- Real Estate Disputes
- Title insurance producers
Retaining an attorney for real estate litigation in Annapolis is not required, but having the legal representation of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney can benefit you in several ways. Working with a real estate attorney can save you time and money, prevent lengthy litigation, and ensure your rights are always protected.
Our Real Estate Services
Real estate law centers on the transactions or disputes related to real property or interest in real property, ownership, or acquisition. Much of real estate litigation focuses on obstacles such as zoning, compliance, financing, transactions, disputes, and closings. Our attorneys provide top-notch legal representation, working in tandem with both commercial and residential clients in Annapolis and throughout the surrounding areas. Some of the many services we offer include:
- Drafting and reviewing contracts
- Title searches
- Closing documents
- Deeds, easements, plat drafting
- Dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration, litigation
- Formation of HOA and condominium associations
- Land development agreements
- Land use restrictions: covenants, restrictions, and utility assessment declarations
- Lease agreements and enforcement, including but not limited to failure to pay rent actions, tenant holding over actions, wrongful detainer actions, and breach of lease actions
- Mechanics lien enforcement or defense
- Title review and clearance of title defects, encumbrances, and issues
- Tax lien redemption
Resolving Real Estate Disputes
A large portion of our real estate law practice involves dispute litigation. Our experienced attorneys help resolve disputes more efficiently and smoothly and provide clients with the necessary resources to achieve their goals. Some of our real estate services encompass:
- Escrow concerns: Buy-sell agreements generally involve the use of a third-party escrow agent. When the agent fails to follow through, one or both parties may employ a real estate attorney to enforce a remedy.
- Failed sale or closing: If a buyer or seller backs out of the purchase or sale, action is needed to ensure your rights are protected.
- Boundaries and borders: Disputes frequently arise between property owners, builders, buyers, and others regarding property borders, boundaries, and easements. In some cases, deeds, titles, and maps may conflict or contain correct information, but the previous owner encroached onto the property.
- Constructive eviction: Sometimes, residential or commercial property owners who fail to correct structural or dangerous conditions will attempt to avoid the legal eviction process by declaring the property uninhabitable to forcefully evict the tenant.
- Landlord-tenant issues: Disputes between landlords and tenants are common, typically involving breaches of lease agreements, unpaid rent, fees, or fines, property damage, unkempt, defective, or unsafe property, and lease updates or modifications.
- HOAs: HOAs regularly have disputes between property owners and the governing body. These generally center around rule and regulation violations, unpaid dues, and criminal matters.
Disputes frequently happen in the real estate industry and often involve a significant sum of money. With hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake, you need an experienced legal team behind you every step of the way.
Benefits of Working With Our Annapolis Real Estate Lawyers at Oliveri & Larsen
An experienced attorney can be beneficial at any stage of a real estate transaction or dispute. Our dedicated team can develop strategies that align with your goals and ensure that your rights are always protected.
A seasoned real estate attorney can anticipate potential problems and advise you on the best options to proceed. Our attorneys possess the knowledge, skills, experience, and dedication to provide top-quality and vigorous legal representation.
Choosing a Real Estate Lawyer
Maryland does not require hiring an attorney for real estate transactions, however, hiring an experienced real estate lawyer can save you time, money, and stress, and ensure your rights are protected. Here are some tips for finding an attorney:
- Start searching early.
- Contact your state bar association.
- Examine lawyer review websites.
- Search online for local real estate lawyers.
- Ask family, friends, or colleagues for a recommendation.
Once you have narrowed down your list of potential real estate attorneys, schedule initial consultations to evaluate each one. Look for an attorney who has the experience, success record, values, approach, philosophy, availability, and fees that fit your needs.
Fees vary by state, the number of competing attorneys in your area, and the complexity of your situation. Typically, closing fees range from hourly rates of $100 to $300 or flat rate fees up to $2,000 or more.
Annapolis Real Estate Lawyers at Oliveri & Larsen Represent Clients in Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions and Disputes
Many real estate transactions involve a significant amount of money, and you may need an experienced attorney on your side if a dispute arises. Our Annapolis real estate lawyers at Oliveri & Larsen can help. Call 410-295-3000 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. Located in Annapolis, Maryland, we serve clients in Ocean City, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Calvert County, Harford County, Howard County, Queen Anne’s County, St. Mary’s County, Worcester County, Kent County, and the upper and lower Eastern Shores of Maryland.