Real Estate

When buying or selling real estate it is important to have someone looking out for your interests.  A real estate attorney can prepare or review the purchase and sale agreements to ensure you are getting what you bargained for.  Additionally, a real estate attorney can perform a title search of the property to look for any potential red flags that could impact your title to the property.  Further, if your purchasing raw land for development you should have someone review local zoning and regulations to confirm the lot meets your needs. Andrew Hill Legal offers a full range of  real estate services: pre-contract services, closing and title work, real estate holding entity formation, land permitting, to deed prep and conveyancing. Andrew is also a title agent for Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Company and can issue title insurance policies to protect your real estate purchase. 

It's closing time should you hire a title company or attorney? Title companies handle a large number of closings these days. They do similar tasks that a transactional real estate lawyer would. However, there is one big difference. Title companies are not providing you with legal representation and are not bound by the same ethical standards. Title companies provide "law-related services" and do not provide the same legal protections that come with a lawyer-client relationship. For example, title companies have less concern with conflicts of interests and generally will prepare a seller's documents as well. Whose interests are title companies really looking out for? When you hire an attorney to represent you, that lawyer is bound by the Rules of Professional Conduct to look out for your interests. 

When you close you land transaction with Andrew Hill Legal, you work directly with an attorney who is working for you and can advise you on potential risks involved with your transaction.

Andrew is offering the following Real Estate services:  

  • Pre Contract Services

    • Purchase & Sale Agreements ($180)

    • Zoning Review w/memo ($450)

  • Closings and Title Work

    • Closing w/ Title Search ($700)

    • Closing Fee only ($400)

    • Title Search only ($350)

    • Seller Financed Transaction ($1,250)

  • Real Estate LLC Formation

    • Includes: Certificate of Formation, Operating Agreement, EIN, Deed into LLC ($500 + $175 Filing Fee)

  • Seller Document Preparation or Review

    • Deed and Transfer Tax Form ($225)

    • Limited Power of Attorney ($150)

    • Residential/Commercial Lease Agreement ($250+)

    • Residency Affidavit ($50)

  • Disputes and Litigation ($180/hr)

    • Joint Ownership & Partition Actions

    • Municipal Land Use Appeals

    • Boundary and Easement Disputes

    • Quiet Title

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