Our home is one of the most important things to us. It gives us a place to stay sheltered and protected, allowing us to grow and thrive. We want it to be a constant in our lives, something we are always able to come back to. However, for many Americans, this simple desire might not be that easy to accomplish. Evictions, foreclosures and housing scams occur everyday, leaving a lot of people without a place to call their own. Luckily, there are those who would be willing to help you find and keep a home of your very own.
In 2013 alone, one in every 96 homes received at minimum one foreclosure notice. It’s one of the worst things to suddenly be faced with losing a home you have grown to love. And the foreclosure process can be a long and stressful one, while you are already trying to find a temporary place to stay and to fight this notice. It’s a real estate lawyer’s job to look at the property law case briefs to see if they can discover a way to fight this unjust seizure of your home. With any luck, they will be able to get you the money to buy a new home, if not reclaim your old house as your own.
In the process of an eviction case, a real estate lawyer’s job is somewhat similar to foreclosure. Reviewing property law case briefs, a lawyer may be able to find evidence of unjust eviction in your favor. In California, if a tenant has lived on a property more than a year, the landlord is legally required to provide a 60 day notice of eviction. If they haven’t, you have a case.
Closing on a house is also another way a real estate lawyer may be able to assist you. It’s every home owners worst fear that once you own the house, you will find some issue that the realtor or previous owner didn’t mention, and now you have to fix it since the property now belongs to you. After the average 40 days it takes to close on a house, and once you’re handed the keys, this is the last thing you would want to happen. A real estate lawyer will be able to assist you in getting the justice you deserve.