Tampa Real Estate Litigation Attorney
Our Tampa real estate litigation attorney has the necessary experience to represent property owners and other parties involved in real estate transactions and can provide the necessary remedies when disputes arise. If you are involved in a dispute or about to enter into a transaction, below are just a few of the ways our seasoned attorney can help.
Common Real Estate Litigation Disputes
Just about any dispute can arise during a real estate transaction, but there are some that are more common than others. These are as follows:
- Contract disputes: Property line inaccuracy, liens found during a title search, or an encumbrance on a property are just a few of the common types of contract disputes that can arise during a real estate transaction.
- Partition actions: If you co-own property with your family members, friends, or business partners, a dispute can trigger a partition action. During a partition action, the property is sold and the proceeds are divided.Our attorney can help you start a partition action, challenge one, or find other ways to resolve the dispute.
- Adverse possession: Under state law, a person can claim ownership to a property if it is neglected and they publicly move into it, improve it, and occupy it under color of title or by paying the property taxes for at least seven years. Our attorney can help you defend your land from an adverse possession claim.
Common Title Issues
In addition to disputes that arise between buyers, sellers, and third parties, there are also many common title issues that arise during real estate transactions. The most common of these are as follows:
- Foreclosure issues
- Missing heirs
- Public record errors
- Breaks in the chain of title
- Survey and boundary disputes
- Identity concerns
- The seller does not have legal authority to sell the property
- A previous owner of the property has filed bankruptcy
- Probate issues
The only way these issues can be discovered is to conduct a title search. Once you have discovered an issue, our Tampa real estate litigation attorney can advise on the steps to take to resolve them before closing so you do not face the consequences of failing to do so.
There are many ways to resolve a real estate dispute. The lengthiest and costliest of these is litigation, or taking the matter to court. Before entering litigation, mediation or arbitration can help you resolve your issue. During mediation, an objective mediator can help foster compromise and communication so you and the other party can reach an agreement. Arbitration is similar to mediation but instead of a mediator, an arbitrator presides over sessions. Also unlike mediation, arbitrators have the authority to make final decisions and they are legally binding.
Call Our Real Estate Litigation Attorney in Tampa Today
If you are entering into a transaction or have a dispute, our Tampa real estate litigation attorney at HD Law Partners can provide the sound legal advice you need. Call or text us now at 813-964-7878 or reach out to us online to schedule a free review of your case with our experienced attorney.