Zoning, Permits & Regulations
I provide critical assistance whenever I'm contacted but can be most helpful if I'm contacted before an offer is made. An offer, if accepted by the seller, becomes a binding contract, determining the respective rights and responsibilities of the parties for the duration of the transaction. Buying commercial property raises special concerns that aren't covered by standard forms of contract that are found online, or by a typical real estate agent's form, and a buyer surely doesn't want to accept whatever form the seller may provide, as it may be one-sided. I take pride in helping buyers like you prepare and negotiate a customized, buyer-sensible form of offer that is appropriately protective of your rights, that gives you the power to examine everything that you should want to examine, before you buy, to avoid trouble.
I focus, first and foremost, on the title to the commercial property you're seeking to buy. I'll make sure the seller owns what the seller says and, if you buy, you can use it as you want. Seasoned buyers and folks who are intuitively cautious know better than trying to save a buck with an attorney who rushes a review or farms it out. A bad title can be a disaster, and thoughtful buyers know they get what they pay for, that the best way to ensure value is having an experienced real estate attorney, like me, personally and carefully check the title, and, if there are problems, getting the seller to fix or compensate for them, or, if they're really bad, cancel the sale. Click on the buttons below to learn more.
Good title isn't enough. To meet expectations, a commercial property needs to comply with zoning and essential permits and satisfy the special regulations governing its physical condition. With my long experience, I can help you be sure your property complies with zoning, permits and regulations, and, if it doesn't, I'll either get the seller to fix or compensate you for the problems, or get you out, skin attached. Click on the buttons below to learn more about my experience and examples of how problems with zoning, permits and regulations can be a disaster.
Commercial properties are frequently sold with tenants in place, and, obviously, even if they're not, the point of the enterprise is usually to rent. Aside from helping with the purchase of commercial properties, I also write and evaluate leases, and I know what tenant rights exist whatever a lease may say, and how evictions work. I'm soy suited to helping you evaluate if existing tenants are a good bet or a potential nightmare, and, if you buy, I'll be able to help you with leasing and, should it be needed down the road, guide you through evictions.
As part of my service, I provide an easy-to-read report about the state of title, zoning, permits, regulations and tenants. I'll also be highly responsive if you've a question and ensure all appropriate documents, including the all-important deed, are done right. I'll otherwise help you navigate the process and facilitate your purchase of title insurance. Click the button below to see why that's a good idea.