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Purchasing a home or commercial property is likely to be the largest, most expensive investment you'll make. Similarly, if you're selling your property, you want to get compensated fairly while following all legal steps. Both scenarios bring feelings of excitement, but they can be confusing and overwhelming.

For this reason, hiring a real estate agent will make the process less stressful. They'll help with the negotiation between both parties and help come to an agreement most suitable for your needs. Besides a real estate agent, you may also need a real estate lawyer. Attorneys will help guide you through the legal transaction, including the purchase contract, attorney-review and due diligence periods, and the closing, including any potential disputes that arise between the buyer and seller.

At Mohammed, Shamaileh & Tabahi, LLC, we are proud of the real estate legal services we offer our clients. When you hire us, we'll cover everything from the purchase/sale of a property to legal advice and follow-up to make sure all proper procedures are in place. We represent you throughout the entire buying or selling process. You would be surprised at how easy real estate becomes when you have an experienced law firm by your side!

Here are a few of the services offered by our team that will help you purchase or sell a property (residential or commercial):

Preparation and Review of Documents 

Before you make any life-changing financial decisions, you need to ensure the transaction follows all legal requirements. Our team of attorneys will work with you from start to finish to ensure all legalities are complied with and you can rest assured your interests were protected in the buy or sale.

We will review all paperwork before the closing to ensure there are no lien or title issues. Often, for example, buyers do not know they are receiving property subject to easements, liens and other encumbrances.  This risk is where an experienced and knowledgeable real estate lawyer will help.

Likewise, if you're selling a property, we'll prepare, write, and review documents. For example, if a certain disclosure is missed, buyers can sue sellers for misleading information, even though the seller may not have known about the potential issue. We work for you to ensure all disclosures and other issues are addressed.

Our attorneys handle, prepare, and review documents relating to purchase agreements, title documents, transfer documents, and mortgage documents. We are here to represent your interests and ensure a smooth closing.


Dispute Resolution

Dispute resolution is another area where our lawyers can help. Several scenarios will require the services of a law firm.

For a landlord, these could include suing the tenant for:

  • Non-payment of rent
  • Refusal to pay for damages caused by the tenants’ negligence or misuse
  • Not complying with eviction notices or refusing to leave

For tenants, these could include suing the landlord for:

  • Failure to make repairs or maintain the property
  • Being injured as a result of negligence

For Mortgage Borrowers

  • Defaulting on a loan with your lender due to external circumstances (such as the covid pandemic or loss of job)
  • Lender’s failure to apply your payments correctly to your mortgage balance

We hope it never gets down to these situations. However, if you find yourself in a dispute with your landlord/tenant/mortgagor, give us a call. Our attorneys have experience with litigation in the foreclosure courts and the eviction courts. We advocate for the rights of our clients, whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant. Our goal is to protect your interests and manage these issues outside of the courtroom.


Legal Representation 

Whether your dispute is outside of court or already in court, we can provide the necessary legal representation.  As your attorney, we'll parse through the issues and deploy the best legal strategy on your behalf.

Do not take matters into your own hands when seeking to resolve your dispute with your landlord/tenant/mortgagor.  Let our team manage these legal issues to prevent the situation from escalating or causing major disruption to your life and family.