Real Estate Law

Buying a Home? Have a Lawyer to Assist With:

  • Helping you to understand the purchase contract, including how you will take on the property's title
  • Ensuring there are no easements, liens, etc. registered against the property that may impede your use of it
  • Preparing and registering any legal documents
  • Clarifying the terms of a mortgage and working with your bank to modify these terms, if necessary
  • Scrutinizing any adjustments, including taxes owing and utilities costs paid prior to the transaction closing
  • Attending the closing for the property, and reviewing the papers required to sign
  • Arranging title insurance protection to protect you from losses due to title defects
  • Ensuring that you receive a valid registered ownership subject solely to the liabilities you have accepted

Selling Your Home? Your Lawyer Should:

  • Review the binder and review or prepare the purchase and sale agreement, including negotiating any necessary terms
  • Prepare the deed and power of attorney, if necessary
  • Deal with title issues as they may arise
  • Attend the closing and review all the papers you will be required to sign
  • Arrange for the transfer of security deposits
  • Arrange for insurance certificates, if necessary

We Also Offer Real Estate Services, as Our Attorneys Can Assist You in Any of the Following Processes

  • Purchase and sale attorneys
  • Sales and acquisitions
  • Sellers disclosure statement
  • Commercial real estate lease
  • Residential real estate: leases, purchase
  • Title and closings
  • Zoning and land use applications
  • Condo association organization
  • Landlord tenant transactions 
In addition to our real estate contract and transactional work, we also represent clients who may be facing disputes and litigation over real estate. If you have suffered a breach of contract in the closing process, are facing a landlord tenant dispute, or if you are a contractor or subcontractor seeking payment - our attorneys can assert your rights. 
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Experienced in Handling Any Real Estate Disputes or Litigation

  • Breach of contract
  • Residential and commercial lease disputes
  • Boundary disputes
  • Covenants
  • Property defects
  • Construction lien
  • Easements 
Buying or selling a home is one of the most important financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. It can also be a very emotional process, which is why it is important to choose an experienced legal representative to assist you throughout a complicated process.   

Our lawyers have extensive experience in managing all types of real estate transactions, including residential, commercial and industrial properties. We will advise you through every step in the process - from making your initial offer, to executing the purchase and sale agreement, and finally, attending the closing. From simple real estate transactions to complex disputes, we will make sure your best interests are handled in their entirety. 
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Residential Real Estate Legal Services

  • Establishing title to the property
  • Reviewing purchase and sale agreement, as well as closing documents
  • Ensuring all documents at closing are properly executed and delivered
  • Ensuring all proceeds are properly paid out and accounted for
  • Advising on contract and inspection issues
Commercial property

Commercial Real Estate Legal Services

  • All aspects of commercial title examination and title insurance
  • Closing for banks and other commercial lenders (including non-real estate lending)
  • Workout representation for lenders and debtors
  • Contract negotiation
  • Easement creation, compliance and appeals
  • Land permitting and zoning
FREE legal consultation. 
To learn more, 
call us at
734-241-8300.
We offer evening and weekend appointments. Call Philip A. Costello, PLLC Attorney at Law today!
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