Our attorneys practice both residential and commercial real estate law. For residential clients, we review the house’s history of transactions and title to ensure the safety of the sale. We also advise you about your mortgage options and can look over your contract of sale to ensure that it is fair. In Georgia, an attorney is required at closings. For commercial clients, we bring expertise on state laws, local zoning restrictions and other legal requirements that affect your transaction. Such contracts can be lengthy and complex and we will help clarify the details.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE
It is in the homeowner's best interest to have an attorney review any home that you are buying or selling as to past ownership or contracts attached to the property. A residential property is generally defined as one whose primary purpose is as a residence rather than a business. Such a residential property may be utilized as a home by the owner, rented out to another or passed between family members during an estate transaction. There are also regulations as to how such property may be used that are covered by zoning laws, for example. Our experienced attorneys will help you navigate the various options and regulations in the most effective way possible.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
With more than 20 years of experience working with commercial real estate in Georgia, we can help you accomplish your goals efficiently and effectively. This includes:
Purchase and sale of property
Contract drafting and review
Negotiating with developers
Call us to schedule an initial consultation. We are dedicated to your success and look forward to working with you.
WHO INHERITS WHEN PROPERTY IS OWNED BY TWO?
When two people own a piece of property in Georgia and one dies, the property doesn’t necessarily go to the other owner. And the relationship between the two people does not matter. The title will determine what happens next.
There are two distinct ways that two people can own property together in Georgia. One is tenants-in-common and the other is joint tenants with rights of survivorship.
An interest in tenants-in-common property becomes an asset of the deceased person’s estate, and can be inherited by the deceased owner’s heirs or beneficiaries. If the property is titled as joint tenants with rights of survivorship, however, then the property and the title will automatically go to the other owner when one of them dies.