Real estate law is about the purchase use of physical property, such as land or buildings, for residential or commercial purposes. Most of the time, real estate is transactional; people come to terms in a contract, sign it, shake hands, and move on. However, when parties ignore the terms of their contracts, then it often takes a lawsuit to get the agreed-upon results.
No one ever goes into a real estate contract looking to deceive or go to court. Courtrooms are messy and intimidating. Yet real estate litigation, the willingness to go to court to get the right results, is an essential part of any successful real estate legal strategy.
What are typical real estate disputes?
Real estate matters can generally break down into one of two categories: residential real estate or commercial real estate. This is true for disputes as well. Common residential real estate disputes include:
- Property boundary issues
- Eminent domain
- Landlord-tenant disputes
- Construction defects
Commercial real estate disputes include all the above problems, but can further include:
- Zoning disputes
- Land use concerns
- Environmental regulations
- Development deals
Generally speaking, the financial and community impact of a commercial real estate dispute far outreaches the similar residential matters. Yet both may be vitally important to you and you deserve to have an attorney who understands your needs and can fight to achieve your goals.
A strong, confident real estate team with experience litigation is the right choice. When you know your legal team has been there before in a real estate problem, you can take comfort in letting them do their work.
You set terms for success
In any dispute, you might have a desired outcome. In a real estate dispute, the issue might be existential. Your home or business might hang in the balance of your case, but you deserve every chance to get the real estate outcome you deserve.