Real Estate Attorney Houston
Buying and selling properties in any capacity can bring about a host of issues that require the assistance of a real estate attorney. When you’re investing a large amount of capital in real estate, you need more than just a licensed broker and a title company.
The Houston real estate market is constantly changing, creating a consistently complex environment to engage in real estate transactions. This, coupled with the complexities of Texas real estate law, compounded by the nuances of legal contracts, creates a situation where the wrong decision easily exposes you to massive financial risks.
Having a lawyer that advises you on exactly what you need to know before you sign a contract can not only spare you from financial losses, but also time, litigation, and headaches. At Adair Myers Stevenson Yagi, we have worked with many Houston business owners on numerous transactions. With decades of experience in the Houston market, we are confident we can competently advise you on how to best protect your real estate investments.
Real Estate Transaction Attorney
Every day, Houston attracts new businesses, investors, and talent from around the world, causing both the commercial and residential real estate markets to be among the most active in the country. With the excellent business climate and talented pool of educated workers, the Houston real estate market should continue to remain strong for the foreseeable future. Over the last several decades, Adair Myers Stevenson Yagi has had the privilege of being the law firm that helps Houston real estate investors and businesses buy and sell commercial real estate and residential real estate, as well as analyze real estate deals.
When should I hire a real estate attorney?
Whether you are buying or selling residential real estate, commercial real estate or, engaging in another type of more complex real estate transaction, partnering with a lawyer from the very beginning can save you from making costly mistakes. Boilerplate agreements and contracts may have risks buried in legalese and small print and contain clauses that are not relevant to your situation. Whenever you are exchanging large sums of capital for high value real estate, you should seek the counsel of a lawyer to interpret any language that could cost you financially.
Houston Residential Real Estate Lawyers
Our Houston real estate attorneys can help protect you when purchasing or selling residential real estate. Whether you’re purchasing or selling residential real estate, a multitude of legal paperwork and contracts will be drawn up. No matter if this real estate is an income generating investment, a store of value asset, or to live in, a real estate lawyer can draft and review contracts and agreements designed to protect your property rights, financial interests, and limit your risk exposure.
Our attorneys can review contracts for escape clauses and other loopholes that may be present, such as:
- Home inspection reports
- Homeowners association documents and bylaws
- Purchase agreements
Additionally, a real estate attorney can negotiate on your behalf so you enter every deal knowing your contracts can withstand disputes. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, having an experienced real estate lawyer assist you with major real estate transactions mitigates your exposure to the risk of costly disputes.
Houston Commercial Real Estate Lawyers
Purchasing and selling commercial properties comes with its own set of legal complexities, as well as risks. Our Houston commercial real estate lawyers can partner with you to work through any contractual disputes or regulatory issues you encounter. We work to mitigate the risks of financial loss and future litigation by thoroughly investigating all contracts and agreements before closing. Whether you are acquiring raw land, looking to acquire commercial leasing space, or engaging in a real estate development project, as business attorneys, we always prioritize your business goals when examining the relevant law.
Real Estate Capabilities
- Buying, selling, and leasing properties
- Real estate closings
- Title searches
- Commercial landlord/tenant services
- Deeds and transferring titles
- Mixed-use properties
- Homeowners’ associations and deed restrictions
- Eminent domain and condemnation
- Property management
- Mechanic’s liens
Real Estate Litigation
Regrettably, the real estate industry is known for disputes that cannot be resolved without involving litigation. Disputes can arise between property co-owners and between property owners and developers, among other related parties. In the oil and gas industry, real estate disputes arise often between land owners and oil companies with which they’ve entered into lease agreements. What may seem to be a simple dispute can spiral into expensive lawsuits if you’re not represented by a firm that consistently aims to resolve conflicts outside of the courtroom.
For over 40 years, Adair Myers Stevenson Yagi, has helped a diverse array of clients protect their interests through preemptive action, creative thinking, and strategic litigation planning. Real estate disputes that lead to litigation often include:
- Breach of contract
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Fraud and misrepresentation
- Commercial lease disputes
- Wrongful foreclosure
- Mechanic’s liens
- Construction and contractor disputes
Real Estate Law
Real estate law is primarily concerned with the rights of ownership and possession of land and the buildings attached to that land. Because real estate is one of the oldest areas of law, buyers and sellers of all financial backgrounds can struggle to understand what their best course of action might be when disputes arise.
In Texas, buyers, sellers, owners, landlords, and tenants all have unique rights, liabilities, and duties outlined in the Texas Property Code, that if not adhered to can lead to expensive consequences. For instance, real estate is also called real property to distinguish it from personal property, and its sellers have a duty to disclose via written notice the property’s condition. Failure to disclose or intentionally withholding significant information can result in a buyer taking legal action against a seller for nondisclosure.
With an experienced attorney reviewing all transaction documents for language that disadvantages you, as well as conducting lien and title searches to verify there are no other people or entities that may have a legitimate financial claim to the property, you can confidently move forward with your transaction.
Houston Real Estate Lawyers
The real estate lawyers at Adair Myers Stevenson Yagi are well versed in Texas real estate law and can guide you through legal challenges facing your real property endeavors. We work to resolve a wide range of commercial and residential disputes out of court, while also preparing for litigation should it be necessary. As the real estate industry continues to see record setting prices and previously unforeseen changes due to the pandemic and its aftermath, our attorneys expect to continue to see a rise in real estate litigation, particularly in Houston’s booming economy.
When your largest real estate deals are at stake, the Houston attorneys at Adair Myers Stevenson Yagi bring an abundance of experience and the in-depth knowledge of the Texas real estate industry to bear in order to reduce your risk exposure. We also pursue legal action when your property rights have been threatened.
If you are considering purchasing, selling, or engaging in any real estate transaction and you would like knowledgeable and sophisticated legal counsel, we invite you to contact us at 713-522-2270.