Whatever the goals or the size of the parcel, I can play an indispensable role in helping ensure it meets expectations, that it isn't subject to restrictions that would hurt its value. Contact me before making an offer, if you can, but count on great help whenever I'm engaged. Click below to learn more.
Zoning & Permits
I provide critical assistance whenever I'm contacted but am most helpful if it's 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 land may seem simple, but land acquisitions frequently implicate concerns different than what standard contract forms cover. I can help you get to a buyer-sensible form of contract that's appropriately protective of your rights and that better insures you'll have a chance to thoroughly examine everything that you should examine, before your money passes over the table, to avoid walking into trouble.
My chief focus is on the title to the land, making sure the seller owns what the seller says and, if the property is purchased, that you can used it as you wish. Seasoned buyers know better than to "save a buck" by hiring a fixed-rate attorney who rushes or farms the work out. Failing to discover 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 associated surveys, and, if there are problems, either get 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.
Land value is enhanced if it's surveyed. I has decades and pretty much unrivaled survey review experience. I'll evaluate existing surveys and, if you contact me before you make an offer, I can try to get the contract to provide for a survey, if one's warranted, even on the seller's dime.
Good title isn't enough. To meet expectations, land must have appropriate zoning and permits, or at least have access to them. I draw on many years of experience to ensure all's in order, and, if it's not, I'll either get the seller to fix the problems, give you a suitable price reduction, or let you out. Click on the buttons below to learn more about my experience and why zoning and permit problems can be bad news.
I provide an easy-to-read report about the state of title, zoning, permits and surveys. I'll be highly responsive, too, if you've questions, helping you navigate the process, generally, and ensuring all appropriate documents, including the all-important deed, are done right. I'll also help facilitate the purchase of title insurance. Click the button below to see why that insurance is a good idea.