Did you know that it isn’t required for you to work with a real estate attorney when buying or selling a property in Florida? That’s despite the fact that this is a legal transaction that could have lasting implications in your life.
While it’s not required, it’s a good idea to consider working with an attorney during the closing process, at the very least. Why? Closing requires you to sign a contract and officially transfer the property into the new owner’s name. You need to be sure that this closing goes smoothly and that the contract is legally binding.
Why should you work with a real estate attorney?
It’s wise to work with a real estate attorney during your closing because you will be in a better position to expedite the closing process. Closing on a property is complex and may require several legal documents to be prepared, such as the purchase and sale control, a closing statement, a real estate transfer deed and others.
To protect yourself, it’s a good idea to have your real estate attorney involved. They’ll be on your side, so they will go through important information, important dates for each part of the sale or purchase and review defects that may influence the sale. They can also talk to you about liability and if you could be liable if any part of a contract falls through.
For help with negotiation, clearing title clouds and other issues that may arise, you need someone with the education and experience to support you. Our website has more information on why knowing your legal rights is so important during a home sale or purchase.