Pennsylvania real estate law can be tricky–having an attorney on your side to guide you through the process can help alleviate your worries. Mazzoni Karam Petorak & Valvano have been representing clients with their real estate issues throughout the Northeastern Pennsylvania region and are here to answer your real estate FAQs.
A title search is a search of any accounts and sources connected to the property, including deeds, land records, tax liens, divorce proceedings, bankruptcy records, etc., which is completed once an offer has been accepted to purchase the property.
Commercial leases generally fall into three categories:
If you are purchasing a home, your lender will require you to get a land survey. Land surveys update property lines, address soil conditions, mark existing properties, and make note of any easements. In addition, the legal descriptions found on deeds come as the result of the measurements taken by land surveyors.
A lien is a claim against a property by a creditor. They are commonly placed against property, such as homes and cars. This allows creditors like banks and credit unions to collect what is owed to them.
Once you or insurance pays the debt, the creditor removes the lien. Then the owner will have the full title to the property.
The most common property dispute between landowners is where property lines begin and end. Often called the “boundary by consent and acquiescence,” property boundary lines are established in one of two ways, by dispute and compromise or by recognition and acquiescence.
A land survey can work to determine property lines but in some cases, it may come to a legal dispute. In those cases, a real estate attorney can help.
Title Insurance makes sure a buyer is getting a clear title to the property without liens or other complications.
In real estate contracts, contingencies are the “what ifs” that have the potential to occur in a sale. These contingencies allow a buyer or seller to void the contract if certain items aren’t met.
Common contingencies include appraisals, inspections, house sales, and loan approvals.
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