Commercial real estate law is a category of real estate law that establishes standards for commercial leases and the purchase and sale of commercial real estate. Commercial lease lawyers who are familiar with commercial lease terms can help you review potential lease contracts and avoid future pitfalls.
A real estate attorney can also help inform you of whether renting or buying a commercial space would be best for your business. Additionally, a real estate attorney can inform you of whether your proposed business will comply with local land use and zoning laws where your commercial space would be.
Both condominiums and cooperatives are types of "common-interest" communities. In the case of condominiums, owners are usually governed by a CC & R; (Conditions, Covenants, & Restrictions) document. Violators can be fined, and defenders against violation accusations may find it valuable to speak to practiced CC & R lawyers.
Construction disputes are common in the construction industry, and many of them revolve around construction delays. Because the debate over delays can be tense and time-consuming, construction dispute mediation can be a great, cheap alternative to litigation. Real estate lawyers can also serve where mediation has failed.
If a construction dispute arises, a real estate attorney can help you explore your options and pursue what is in your best interest. Additionally, every state has different lawsuit filing details, procedures and deadlines for a breach of a construction contract claim. A lawyer can help a party conform to the applicable procedural rules and collect all the proper documents to prove a breach.
Landlord and tenant law is at the foundation of many real estate transactions, including eviction, lease signing, subletting, and more. It is difficult to be a successful landlord in any situation, but familiarizing yourself with real estate law gives you firm ground to stand on should a dispute arise.
A good grip on the law is important for tenants as well. Renters should review our "What Every Tenant Needs to Know" article to get started. Getting assistance from an experienced landlord tenant attorney can give you lots of knowledge on your local state laws whether you are a tenant or landlord.