Bertrand, Missouri Real Estate Lawyers
During his 12+ years of practicing law,...
Robert started his law practice to better serve the needs of the people in his hometown of Moberly, MO and the surrounding rural Mid-Missouri communities. He has gained extensive experience while employed as In-house Counsel for the Missouri Association of REALTORS® which allows him to provide a unique insight into real estate transactions and contracts. Robert's experience also affords him a unique understanding of real estate license law, and matters that affect all Missouri real estate licensees.
Michael prides himself on his ability to be a good listener, and to take the time necessary to understand...
Springfield, MO 65804
University of Missouri - Columbia
ST jOSEPH, MO 64502
California Western School of Law
Bertrand Real Estate Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Services of Southern Missouri
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Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.
Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.
Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience, and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.
Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.
Mortgage: A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to repay the loan.
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