Real Estate Litigation
The Brown DePinto Law Firm maintains a full real estate litigation practice. The firm’s attorneys have experience in all facets of real estate litigation. We have the ability to quickly assess your situationand provide you with sound advice concerning your legal rights.
Contract Disputes– In both residential and commercial transactions, a party to a real estate contract may find themselves getting involved in a dispute that is beyond their ability to resolve. Many times the parties haven’t even read through all of the contract documents. They find themselves in a position where they question what their next move should be. Brown DePinto can help you understand the contract documents and explain to you what your options are.
Title Issues- After buying a property a landowner can discover that someone is claiming to have certain rights affecting their property. One example is someone claiming an easement or right to go onto the property. Another example is someone claiming to have a lien on the property. There may or may not be title insurance coverage to assist a homeowner. There is title insurance; the title company may deny coverage. Brown DePinto can help you understand what is happening and can help you defend your title.
Foreclosures- If your faced with foreclosure we may be able to help to mediate with your lender. Brown DePinto also represents both lenders and borrowers of private mortgages.
Commercial Lease Disputes- Commercial leases can be complicated and difficult to understand. Disputes between landlords and tenants can consist of disputes over rent payments, damage to the property, the condition of the property and the use of the property, just to name a few. If you are involved in a Commercial lease dispute call we can help you navigate your way to a resolution.
Boundary Line Disputes- Contrary to what most people believe, every piece of real estate does not have undisputed, well defined, property lines. In both rural and urban areas boundary lines can overlap, thereby creating issues as to where the true boundary line is. The attorneys at Brown DePinto have experience in resolving these types of disputes.
Short Sale representation- The downturn in the economy has created a situation where properties are no longer worth what the mortgage balances are. Sellers trying to sell these properties are faced with a situation where they try to obtain approval from their mortgage lenders to take less than what they are owed. Each lender has its own procedures and requirements for a homeowner to comply with in order to obtain a short sale approval. These procedures can be complicated. If you need help,call Brown DePinto.
Failure to Disclose Defects- After buying a house the homeowner discovers something terribly wrong with the home: the basements leaks, the foundation is ready to collapse, the roof supports are sagging, the septic system needs to be replaced. If these conditions were known to the seller, but notdisclosed you may have the right to be compensated. Call Brown DePinto today for a free consultation.
Zoning Disputes- Every property is located in a zoning district that regulates how the land can be used. A violation of zoning regulations can result in daily fines and a lawsuit that seeks to stop the unpermitted use. These cases may involve a dispute with both a neighbor and the municipality. Many times these cases involve complex issues and result in court cases in both the Superior Court and Municipal Court. An experienced attorney can help you effectively resolve this type of dispute.
Disputes with Home Improvement Contractors- There are many horror stories about people who have hired home improvement contractors only to be left with substandard and unfinished work thathas been paid for in full. Homeowners have strong consumer rights backed by the Consumer Fraud Act. Let us explain them to you. If you have a home improvement problem, call us today.