Washington Real Estate Practice Guide
Eminent domain, or the right of condemnation, is a power that is held by federal, state, and local governments. The power of eminent domain is provided for under the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, as well as in the Washington State Constitution. If you or your business is involved in a condemnation proceeding, it is essential to hire experienced legal counsel to represent you. A governmental entity exercising eminent domain over your property does not consider your personal interests. With experienced legal guidance, you increase your odds of getting greater compensation for your property. Our attorneys will work closely with you and will work diligently to protect your interests.
Even if you are an experienced buyer or seller of real estate, the laws governing real estate transactions in Washington can be perplexing. As a result, disputes can arise. With experienced legal guidance, you increase your odds of getting a better outcome. Our attorneys will work closely with you protect your interests.
Land Use and Zoning
The maze of land use and zoning law can be overwhelming without experienced legal counsel to guide you. We can help you understand complex land use regulations, and assist you in determining successful strategies, acquiring permits, negotiating resolutions to compliance problems, presenting projects at land use hearings, and handling appeals of land use decisions.
Mortgages and Foreclosures
If you receive a notification that your mortgage lender is foreclosing or threatening to foreclose on your home, it’s urgent that you act immediately to prevent this from becoming a reality. You have legal options for retaining possession of your home. It is essential to get expert guidance from an experienced attorney. This is especially important because Washington allows non-judicial residential foreclosure which means that lenders is not required to go to court to finalize a foreclosure. Our attorneys will work diligently to protect your interests.
Real Estate Development
Land development involves complex land use, zoning, permitting, and planning. If you or your business is involved in real estate development, it is essential to hire experienced legal counsel to represent you. Our attorneys will guide you through all phases of the real estate development process.
Easement and Boundary Disputes
Property owners often believe they know where their property lines really are or believe that their access rights are secure. Only if you or the owner of a neighboring property performs a land survey can you be 100% sure about your property boundaries. Land surveys may result in easements or boundary disputes. Property boundary line disputes can be a disruptive and aggravating challenge for business and residential property owners alike. Often, the physical boundaries that are used over the years will differ from the actual legal property description and boundaries. If you or your business is involved in an easement or boundary dispute, it is essential to hire experienced legal counsel to represent you.
Quiet Title Actions
Real estate is a major investment. Protect your property rights is critical. Real property ownership disputes can lead to a quiet title lawsuit. This is an action “quiet” title to a property or establish a party’s legal ownership. Whether you are disputing someone else’s ownership, or someone is disputing your ownership of real property, quiet title actions require proper legal representation. Our attorneys will work closely with you and will work diligently to protect your interests.
Failure to Disclose Defects
Often the largest purchase people make is their house. Buying a house can be stressful. It also comes with a lot of unknowns. Buyers do not get many opportunities to inspect a house before buying it. So, there is risk that once you buy a home you will discover problems you did not know about. When people discover problems with a home they bought, they often want to know if they can sue the seller for failing to disclose the problems. If you find yourself in this position, it is essential to hire experienced legal counsel to represent you. Our attorneys will work diligently to protect your greatest investment.
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