Colleyville, Texas Real Estate Lawyers
Grapevine, TX 76051
University of Vienna, University of Tulsa College of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
* Mechanics' Liens
* Bond Claims
* Letter of Credit Claims
* Construction Defects
* Foundation Defects
* Product Liability/Defects
* Lien Foreclosure
* Construction Contracts
* Employment Agreements
* Loan Documents
* Bankruptcy Claims
Real Estate Services:
* Purchase and Sale Agreements
* Entity Formation
* Takedown Agreements
* Loan Documents
* Land Use
* Bankruptcy Creditor Representation
Mr. Howell has represented a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from local entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Howell's clients...
His employment before law school in the construction industry and in...
Colleyville Real Estate Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
Fort Worth, TX
Buying, selling, or renting property?
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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