Real Estate Law

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Real Estate Attorney in AZ

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Arizona Real Estate Lawyer

For more than 20 years, the attorneys at Brown & Hobkirk, PLLC have helped clients in Arizona with a wide range of real estate matters. We have helped in real estate purchases and sales, residential and commercial leases, landlord-tenant matters, short sales, HOA matters, foreclosures, and more. We have helped draft and review residential purchase agreements. We have resolved title issues, assisted with closings and negotiated lease agreements.

Residential and commercial real estate transactions can be complex, confusing and costly. Our skilled Arizona real estate lawyers can help you avoid expensive and time-consuming mistakes. We will make sure we understand all of your specific goals and concerns. We will always explain your options in a clear, straightforward manner, and we will look out for your best interests at all times.

For legal help on a real estate matter in Arizona, turn to the experienced real estate lawyers of Brown & Hobkirk, PLLC. We have Arizona offices in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Chandler, and Tucson. Learn more about how our real estate lawyers can assist you. Call us today to set up a consultation.

Why You Need an Arizona Real Estate Lawyer

With the help of an experienced Arizona real estate attorney, you will have someone to document and review your transactions to make sure everything is on track. The unfortunate reality is that mistakes can happen in an Arizona real estate contract, if you are not working with an experienced attorney.

Our real estate attorneys can help protect your interests by:

  • Drafting documents – Our lawyers can prepare deeds for purchase contracts, leases, rental agreements and financing agreements, among other documents. A real estate agent can help you fill out these documents. A qualified attorney can draft and revise them.
  • Negotiating the terms and conditions of the real estate deal – We have helped thousands of clients negotiate the terms and conditions of their real estate deals. Our attorneys are legally authorized to prepare and review documents and contracts for the sale and purchase of a residential or commercial property. We can represent your best interests throughout the entire process.
  • Reviewing transactions – The attorneys at our firm can examine legal title issues, environmental issues and other documents included in the transaction. Our skilled lawyers can identify any issues that you may not recognize. That will ensure you do not have any legal issues down the road. Our lawyers can assist you if any contractual issues arise.
  • Filing a lawsuit – If your real estate transaction becomes a legal dispute, you may want to file a lawsuit. If this occurs, our real estate attorneys can represent you in court. We will draft legal pleadings to file with the court, participate in hearings, argue your case in court, and, if necessary, file an appeal.
  • Giving you peace of mind – If you are concerned that something may go awry, an experienced Arizona real estate attorney can give you the confidence you need. If legal issues do arise, you will have a skilled and compassionate lawyer who can walk you through a complicated situation and look out for your best interests.

How Can Our Arizona Real Estate Lawyers Help You?

Brown & Hobkirk, PLLC has extensive legal experience with Arizona’s real estate laws and market. We can confidently and diligently handle all of your real estate matters. Our areas of practice for real estate include:

Buying and Selling Residential Real Estate

For many Arizona residents, the purchase of a home is the most important transaction of their lives. However, difficult legal disputes can occur in the purchase of residential real estate. When selling residential property, many legal requirements must be followed. Without a thorough understanding of these requirements, a residential purchase can fail. Our experienced Arizona real estate lawyers can assist you with all aspects of buying and selling residential real estate. We can guide you to a successful purchase or sale.

If you want to buy or sell a home without a real estate agent, our lawyers can help protect you from potential legal consequences. We will ensure you have a favorable purchase contract. We will also guide you through the real estate closing process. Our lawyers will review all of your documents during the closing. We will look after your interests during this critical moment. Our attorneys can also help you get out of a residential real estate purchase contract, assuming it is brought to our attention within the time constraints of the contract.

Buying and Selling Commercial Real Estate

Purchasing and selling commercial real estate is often a lengthy and complex process. In a commercial transaction, it is critical that you retain the services of an experienced Arizona commercial real estate lawyer. Our attorneys have decades of experience with clients as they buy and sell commercial properties. Those properties include:

  • Business complexes
  • Office buildings
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Retail space
  • Shopping malls
  • Medical centers
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Industrials buildings
  • Warehouses

Our attorneys can properly structure a transaction and help you avoid time-consuming and costly legal issues. We have the skills, resources, and knowledge to guide you through a successful commercial real estate transaction. We understand the complexities and technicalities of these transactions. We are prepared to represent your interests during the entire process.

Residential and Commercial Leases

Having an attorney negotiate residential leases can aid landlords or tenants in the transaction. Unlike real estate agents, lawyers can modify the language of the form and draft special provisions as part of the lease contract. An attorney can provide contract review and draft residential lease transactions that benefit a landlord or tenant in a transaction.

Commercial leases are typically tailored to the tenant. For instance, if a property owner has an office building with many rental spaces, each business tenant may have a contract that is different from other businesses in the building. Lease terms generally last for several years. Commercial leases can be complicated, and confusing. It is in your best interests to consult with an experienced Arizona commercial real estate attorney.

Vacation Property

Vacation homes are properties that are owned or rented for the sole purpose of use for recreational purposes. The owner of a vacation home usually has a primary residential home in a different place. Vacation homes can be good investments and save costs for those who frequently travel.

If you have a vacation home in Arizona, you may need a real estate attorney for any legal questions. The real estate lawyers at our firm can give you advice and guidance on your vacation home. If you are looking to buy or sell a vacation home, we can help you negotiate a deal. If you have any legal issues or disputes related to a vacation home, we can represent you during a lawsuit or other legal proceedings.

HOA Matters

Homeowners often take part in homeowners’ associations (HOAs), which create and enforce rules and guidelines for certain properties. Disputes can arise between HOAs and property owners over a range of issues. If you are dealing with an HOA dispute, we can help you negotiate a favorable outcome. Whether you are a member of the HOA board or the property owner in a dispute, we can help you resolve your real estate matters.

Landlord-Tenant Matters

Landlord-tenant laws affect both the individual who leases and the person who rents the property. Landlord-tenant disputes are governed by complex state and federal laws. An experienced Arizona real estate attorney can explain your rights and also represent you in landlord-tenant disputes.

Landlord-tenant disputes generally involve the lease or rental agreement. The lease typically has the name of the landlord, the tenant, the term of the lease, and the rental amount, among other details.

Conflict can arise between a landlord and a tenant, often on issues regarding eviction and non-payment of rent. Our real estate lawyers can assist parties with these matters. We represent both commercial and residential clients in landlord-tenant matters. Our attorneys work closely with clients in all aspects of the transaction.

Evictions

If you are a landlord whose tenant has breached the terms of the lease, failed to pay rent or damaged property, you might want to consider eviction. The eviction process has to be carried out in adherence to state and federal laws and regulations. Our Arizona eviction attorneys can handle all aspects of the eviction process. That will allow you to rest assured that everything is done properly and in accordance with the law.

Adverse Possession

Arizona property owners who neglect their property could find themselves in a difficult position if another person claims ownership under the legal doctrine called “adverse possession.” It is also known as “squatter’s rights,” adverse possession allows trespassers to inhabit someone’s property and acquire ownership of it. In Arizona, a person must occupy property that has been abandoned and for at least two years before making an adverse possession claim.

The squatter must occupy the property publicly and also pay property taxes. If you own property in Arizona and someone is trying to acquire it through adverse possession, seek help from an experienced attorney. A lawyer can help fight for your best interests and work toward a favorable outcome for you.

Short Sales

A short sale occurs when real estate property is sold for less than the outstanding amount remaining on an existing mortgage loan. The transaction is called a “short” sale because the lender comes up “short” on the sale. On a short sale, a lender agrees to accept a mortgage payoff amount for less than what is owed to enable the property’s sale by a financially distressed owner. The lender forgives the remaining balance of the loan.

Short sales can involve important legal decisions. It’s in your best interests to hire an Arizona real estate lawyer for assistance with a short sale lawsuit. The attorneys at our firm can provide you with valuable legal advice during the court proceedings. We can also help you obtain the legal remedy that is needed for your claim.

Foreclosures

Many Arizona homeowners who have financial troubles may face foreclosure. In a foreclosure, the lender can force the sale of the property which secures the loan. On a typical mortgage, the home is collateral for the borrower. When the owner of a home fails to make payments, the lender may foreclose on the property.

In Arizona, the foreclosure process is governed by statutory notice requirements. These requirements allow the borrower to challenge the sale and restore the loan prior to the foreclosure sale. If you are facing foreclosure, you can gain a full understanding of the legal consequences by speaking with experienced Arizona foreclosure attorneys at our firm.

Talk to an Arizona Real Estate Lawyer Now

Whether you are buying or selling a home, real estate transactions can be complex. To avoid problems and make sure that your rights are protected, seek the counsel of an experienced Arizona real estate lawyer. At Brown & Hobkirk, PLLC our skilled and experienced real estate lawyers have helped clients with residential and commercial real estate transactions in Arizona.

We are well-versed in the federal and state laws that affect these transactions. We also have an in-depth understanding of Arizona’s unique real estate sectors. We can help you meet your specific goals. Call us today to schedule a consultation.