Washington DC Real Estate Lawyer
Are you preparing to buy your first home in Washington, DC? Or perhaps you are looking into commercial real estate as an investor? Anytime you deal with the purchase, sale, or leasing of real property, there are a hundred different legal issues that may come up. Some of these issues may seem minor at first, but they can quickly escalate into major problems–and in some cases, litigation.
This is why you should always work with an experienced Washington DC real estate lawyer before committing your hard-earned money to any property deal. At Henault & Sysko Chartered, we provide professional, comprehensive real estate legal representation to clients throughout the DC area. While buying or selling a home may not be rocket science, it does require a thorough understanding of the law. Our goal is to guide you through the process with a minimum of time, expense, and hassle.
Understanding and Enforcing Your Rights in Real Estate Matters
Real estate depends on written agreements to specify and enforce rights. This means that When buying or selling real estate, you need to be fully aware of your legal obligations and responsibilities towards the other parties involved in the transaction. At Henault & Sysko Chartered, we can assist you in the following areas:
- negotiating and reviewing offers to purchase real estate.
- preparing, reviewing, and revising purchase or sales agreements for real property;
- preparing and reviewing loan and other financing agreements related to a real estate transaction;
- conducting a thorough title search and addressing any title claim issues;
- obtaining title and settlement insurance; and
- representing you at the closing.
In addition, if you are involved with leasing residential or commercial property, we can help you with drafting lease agreements. And if you are having a problem, either as a tenant or a landlord, we can assist you with enforcing your rights under the lease and DC law. For instance, if you are a tenant we can advise you on when it is okay to withhold rent payments; conversely, if you are landlord, we can walk you through the legal process of evicting a tenant.
Handling Real Estate Disputes & Litigation
There are strict laws in place to deal with potential disputes that might arise from a real estate transaction. The DC real estate lawyers at Henault & Sysko Chartered can explain these laws to you and how they may apply to your situation. In many real estate transactions, there may be specific conditions or contingencies attached to a deal. If you are uncertain of how these contingencies affect your legal rights, we can help. We can also assist you in resolving a dispute or disagreement with the other party.
Of course, there are some situations where litigation may be your best alternative. If that is the case, our lawyers are prepared to aggressively represent you in court. Whatever your real estate needs, we promise to expend every effort to obtain the best possible outcome. Call us today at 410-768-9300 to schedule an initial consultation.