Real Estate Lawyers in Gainesville, FL

Before you proceed on a closing of a house or property, it is imperative that you obtain qualified legal representation to protect your interests in the deal. Many buyers do not realize that an unsigned contract is not set in stone — you can change and negotiate the contract prior to signing. It's always a good idea to have a real estate lawyer look over your contract to ensure that, whether you are buying or selling, your interests are protected.

Florida Real Estate Contract Attorneys

The real estate attorneys at Warner, Sechrest, & Butts, P.A. have experience in drafting, modifying and negotiating contracts for the purchase and sale of residential and commercial real estate.

Contract Negotiation

The best way to avoid expensive disputes over contract rights and duties is to address the most common problems in real estate transactions during the contract drafting process. The terms of your contract are the most important factor in resolving any problems that arise during the purchase and sales process.

We can help you draft a contract or negotiate changes to a contract that has already been drafted.

Contract / Binder Disputes

In the event a dispute arises during the purchase and sale process, acting quickly is often required by the terms of the contract. Problems commonly arise between the time when a deposit is paid and before the deal closes. When parties disagree about whether the deposit should be returned to the buyer or kept by the seller, it is known as a binder dispute.  

Problems can also arise after the purchase and sale is complete. The most common problems involve the failure of the seller to disclose facts that the buyer feels affects the value of the property. Disclosure disputes are known as “Johnson v. Davis” cases. Frequently, the issue is failure to disclose structural problems such as foundation settlement, cracks in walls, cracks in ceilings, previous water leaks, mold and mildew problems, or other issues related to water damage. 

Real estate purchase and sale processes can be very lengthy, but with a qualified business and real estate attorney on your side, you can be confident that your interests in the purchase and sale are protected. Contact our Gainesville, FL, real estate law firm today.