WHY HIRE A LAWYER?
TO translate the ‘legalese’ and ensure your best interests are protected.
Finding a good lawyer
There are lots of good lawyers out there. Ask your friends or people at work. REALTORS® will happily give you the names of several good lawyers. They can’t legally recommend just one, but they’ll only refer lawyers experienced in real estate. Be sure you ask how they structure their fees and get an estimate of the other legal costs you can expect.
How your lawyer will help
Transferring ownership of land.
Even if pitfalls like fraud, government legislation, zoning issues or unpaid taxes don’t come up, your lawyer will more than earn their pay by making the legal transfer of the home a smooth one.