Lafayette and New Iberia Real Estate Attorneys
Estate Planning/Succession Attorneys in Lafayette and New Iberia
Most people understand that real estate transactions are complicated. The buy-sell agreement, title commitments, deeds, and other documents are essential to the successful completion of the transaction and minor mistakes can have major implications. You need an experienced Lafayette real estate attorney to guide you through the process and protect your rights. You need an experienced Lafayette real estate attorney to guide you through the process and protect your rights, as complex real estate transactions can cause significant issues with irreversible consequences without the right legal approach.
With decades of experience, the attorneys at Standard Law have represented a wide array of individuals and businesses with their residential and commercial real estate transactions. At our law firm, we recognize that each transaction requires its own unique approach, and we take the time necessary to understand your specific goals. From there, we develop a plan tailored to your particular needs and keep you involved every step of the way so you can make well-informed decisions in order to protect your investment. Contact our legal team today to discuss your situation and learn more about how we can help.
Types of Real Estate and Real Estate Transactions
Residential real estate includes personal homes, townhomes, condominiums, apartments, and other types of property intended as private dwellings. Commercial real estate encompasses offices, retail stores, factories, warehouses; any location where businesses operate. Property zoned for development into residential property – such as a subdivision or apartment building – is usually labeled commercial real estate until it’s subdivided and sold to individual homeowners or leased to tenants.
Real estate litigation typically occurs when an agreement or transaction between two entities, such as individuals or businesses, goes awry. Some common examples of agreements and transactions in residential or commercial real estate are:
- Sale/purchase of real property;
- Purchase money financing for real property;
- Lease agreements;
- Property management agreements;
- Property inspections;
- Code compliance;
- Zoning review and approval;
- Construction contracts for new construction and renovations;
- Property appraisals; and
- Title commitments and title insurance.
Types of Commercial Real Estate DisputesAt Standard Law, we understand that real estate disputes often center around contractual disagreements, property development or management, and arguments about land usage or title. Luckily, our team of knowledgeable Lafayette real estate attorneys can help you with:
- Breach of the lease, through non-payment of rent, failure to maintain commercial premises, or failure to operate a business in the manner described in a lease contract;
- Disputes between property owners and tenants over the use of commercial space;
- Zoning violations, or other disputes involving land use regulations;
- Construction or development contracts, including lack of payment, unsatisfactory services, or worksite personal injury;
- Disputes over the fair market value of property;
- Undisclosed pollution or contamination of property; and
- Easements or other encumbrances preventing intended uses of real property.
Types of Residential Real Estate DisputesDisputes that may result from residential real property transactions include:
- Breach of contract for the sale of real property;
- Seller’s disclosures regarding the condition of the premises;
- Disclosures regarding financing;
- Disputes over boundary lines or other encroachments;
- Nuisance claims;
- Alleged violations of restrictive covenants;
- Homeowner’s Association disputes;
- Servitudes, easements or other encumbrances;
- Defects in title;
- Foreclosure or alleged wrongful foreclosure;
- Division of real property in divorce; or
- Division of real property among heirs in the case of a homeowner who dies without a Last Will & Testament