Beaufort County, South Carolina Real Estate Lawyers
105 WATERSEDGE BUILDING
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928-3574
University of South Carolina - Columbia and Presbyterian College
Member of First Presbyterian Church, Church Elder and Bible Study leader for more than 30 years; Vanlandingham Rotary Club Past President, Hilton Head Island Rotary Club Past President, USAR Reserves (Retired), Admitted to all South Carolina Trial Courts, The South Carolina Supreme Court; The South Carolina Federal Courts, US Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, and The Supreme Court of the United States of America. Avocation and interests include pistol marksmanship, Travel and Fishing.
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She graduated from Clemson University in 2011 with a B.S. in Financial Management and a minor in Accounting. She also graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2015. During law school, she was the Editor in Chief of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal. Lauren was also a member of Phi Delta...
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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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