Top 5 Real Estate Disputes That Require Attorneys

If you own property, you are well aware of the legal hassles that can arise from real estate. Some disputes you may be able to handle on your own. But there are several types of disputes for which it will be necessary to bring in an attorney.

Here are the top five real estate disputes that require the assistance of an attorney:

  1. Boundary line disputes. If you find yourself arguing with a neighbor over where their property ends and where yours begins, it may be time to call in an attorney. In some cases, hiring a land surveyor may help ease tension. However, this is not always the case. If litigation is needed, a lawyer can help you sue for continuing trespass or for a declaratory judgement.
  2. Mortgage disputes. If you have a dispute with your mortgage lender, hiring an attorney can be a wise decision. An attorney can help you review mortgage documents and begin litigation on cases concerning contract disagreements, lender discrimination, predatory lending and even mortgage fraud.
  3. Community association disputes. If you are part of a community or homeowner’s association, there are several real estate disputes that can arise and require hiring an attorney. These disputes include, but are not limited to: liability for trespass, breach of covenant, association director liability, community association negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of statutory duty.
  4. Zoning and land use disputes. If you own commercial real estate, you may come up against zoning and land use real estate disputes. An attorney can help you successfully navigate signage issues, setback issues, building height limits and requirements, and issues surrounding parking and parking lots.
  5. Landlord and tenant disputes. If you are a landlord with challenging renters, you may need to hire an attorney to help you settle or litigate landlord and tenant real estate disputes that may arise. An attorney can also help you draft a more detailed lease for the next set of renters to help prevent disputes from occurring.

The real estate lawyers at Waitz & Downer are here to assist you with your real estate dispute needs. We offer real estate advice to individuals in Houma, LA and surrounding areas. Contact Waitz & Downer today for a free consultation.