At Collis & Griffor PC, our experienced real estate attorneys provide sound legal advice to individuals and businesses in a wide variety of real estate matters. With over 30 years of experience, our team’s top priority is making sure all your real estate needs are satisfied.
Contact us today for help with any of the following types of real estate issues:
- Buying or selling a home — Purchase agreements must be in writing. Some purchase agreements are created by real estate agencies, others by title companies, and yet others by lawyers. Before a purchase agreement is signed, the buyer must be provided with several disclosures about the status of the home. A purchase agreement might be voidable if there are frauds within the disclosures. After the purchase agreement is completed, a title search must be conducted to verify if the home can be sold by the seller to the purchaser. Clouds on titles are when unexpected liens or other persons claim to have an interest in the property. Assuming the title comes back without any problems, a closing is scheduled where documents are signed by the both the purchaser and seller, including mortgage documents and a deed.
- Deeds — A deed is a means of transferring a piece of property. Often people will need quit claim deeds to transfer property without a formal sale. Such common needs for quit claim deeds involve gifts, estate planning or transfers to one spouse or the other as part of a divorce judgment.
- Commercial landlord-tenant — Commercial leases have none of the same protections that a residential lease has. Furthermore, they often run for more than a year, which requires careful crafting and reading of the document to know the rights of all concerned parties.
- Residential landlord-tenant — Leases do not have to be in writing. However, those that are not fall prey to the same problems that any contract has when it is not in writing. Nobody can prove what the terms are without a lengthy course of dealing or several witnesses. Whether a lease is in writing or not, all tenants are guaranteed the rights of quiet enjoyment of the leased property and the right for the property to be fit for residential purposes. Landlords cannot come into the leased property unannounced or without other legal authority. Furthermore, landlords may only take a security deposit that is one and a half times the amount of monthly rent or less. This does not include nonrefundable cleaning fees or pet fees.
If you are looking for an experienced real estate attorney, call Collis & Griffor PC today at 734-827-1337, or contact us online to set up an appointment for a free consultation. Primarily serving the cities of Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and the counties of Wayne and Washtenaw, we also extend our legal services to clients throughout the state of Michigan.