The ELPO Law Real Estate practice encompasses all aspects of residential real estate law. This includes sale and purchase of residential property, financing, lease negotiation, contract enforcement, and real estate taxation. We also represent clients before planning and zoning authorities throughout Southcentral Kentucky.
Real estate clients include buyers, sellers and real estate agents.
When dealing with a real estate transaction, whether it is residential or commercial, the guidance of an experienced attorney can make a significant impact. English Lucas Priest & Owsley has a strong track record of providing counsel to a broad range of clients, including homebuyers, business owners, and commercial real estate state developers. Our Kentucky real estate lawyers leverage years of experience and deep knowledge of the sector to provide clients with counsel that is tailored to their specific legal needs. We closely work with our clients from our initial counsel to the end result, providing swift and effective counsel each step of the way.
At English Lucas Priest & Owsley, we understand just how important buying a home is to our clients. For many, this is the most significant purchase they will make in their lifetime. We provide counsel to our clients through each step of the purchasing process. Our lawyers work with individuals and families, in addition to developers and landlords, providing attentive and personalized representation from start to finish.
We have a proven track record guiding clients through a wide range of residential real estate matters, including purchasing, leasing, and selling properties. The residential real estate team at English Lucas Priest & Owsley also can help clients with their prospective legal needs surrounding their residential property as well.
If you’re a first time buyer or seller of real estate, you may often want someone who’s there on your side. Most realtors we’ve come across are very professional, but they’ve got an interest in making sure the deal closes and they get their commission. Most title companies have lots of experience, but they’re insuring the transaction and they have their own interests to protect. As a first time buyer, it can be helpful to know that you’ve got an attorney who’s done this hundreds of times before, to guide you through the process and point out the potential pitfalls.
Perhaps even more importantly, hiring an attorney with decades of experience in residential real estate means you’re getting someone who knows what issues are not that relevant. When you’re spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for the first time, every little thing can seem overwhelming. An experienced attorney can help you see the forest from the trees, and identify which issues need to be addressed, and which ones can safely be set aside to not kill the deal.
While residential real estate is the ultimate example of the concept of buyer beware, there are a few protections built into the system for buyers and sellers to protect you from construction defects or failure to disclose problems. When you purchase an existing home, the seller is required to make disclosures about several types of known issues with the house. When you’re buying new construction, there are limited warranties which apply in most cases to protect you against construction defects. We’ve litigated numerous of cases involving both construction defects and a seller’s failure to disclosure, and because of our hands on knowledge of construction and building techniques, we can cut through the lingo to very quickly know what the real problems are. At Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, we offer a no charge review of the issues with your home. Since we’ve represented both buyers and sellers, builders and consumers, we know these cases from both sides and we’re prepared to aggressively advocate for you.
Our attorneys have decades of experience handling for sale by owner deals. Whether you’ve already found a buyer on your own, or you need advice on the growing resources available to those who can dedicate the time to marketing their home without a realtor, we can guide you through the process from start to finish. We generally charge a flat fee to handle all the legal paperwork and walk you through the process of buying or selling a for sale by owner home, which can save thousands off the cost of a realtor.