Types of Real Estate Law

21 Nov 2019 Legal Services

Getting to know the different types of real estate law will ensure that you hire a real estate lawyer when it is in your best interests. At Linley Welwood, they understand how tricky it can be to navigate the world of real estate. That is why all of their real estate lawyers are highly trained and experienced in handling all kinds of real estate cases.

What is Real Estate Law?

While most people tend to think that real estate law is reserved for finance contracts or the sale of a property, it actually covers everything related to who can use a property and how it can be used. This means that real estate law governs everything from the use of any structures on a plot of land to the use of any materials below the land such as oil or minerals.

Areas Covered by Real Estate Law

Real estate property law can be extremely complex, as it covers a wide range of areas such as:

1. Buying or Selling a Home

Since real estate law is designed to govern the rules of property sales and purchases, real estate law can be used to help protect you from unscrupulous sellers who try to misrepresent the property. Real estate law can also help protect the environment from a buyer who wants to make alterations that would end up damaging the land or the surrounding natural environment.

2. Landlord & Tenant Law

Real estate property law helps govern the rules related to leasing a property, as well as to the tenants of the property. This includes everything from tenant agreements and forms to eviction rules, as well as whether or not a property is considered to be inhabitable.

3. Foreclosure

Real estate law works to determine how foreclosed properties should be processed, including factors such as federal real estate laws and any financial and administrative details.

4. Construction

Building codes for new construction projects, where construction projects can take place, and what kind of buildings can be built are all determined by real estate law. Real estate law also governs how someone will be punished if they violate building and construction codes.

5. Financing

All mortgages given to buyers of both commercial and residential properties fall under governance of real estate law.

6. Title & Boundary Disputes

Disputes over who owns a property, the boundaries of a property, or code violations all fall under the jurisdiction of real estate law.

If you would like to learn more about the different types of real estate law, or if you are interested in one of their legal services for real estate, please contact Linley Welwood at 604-850-6640 or by filling out a contact form on their website.