A house closing may seem like a long meeting with a lot of boring paperwork to sign.
Still, whether you are buying or selling, it’s important to have an attorney you can trust explaining each document in plain language before you add your signature. Buyers and sellers often have conflicting interests as a home or property changes hands
While the real estate agent often acts as your representative during the process, he or she may use printed contract forms. Those require changes so they apply specifically to your situation. Otherwise, you may be left unprotected in case of a legal issue later, such as:
● If the property was altered unlawfully.
● If termites, asbestos, hazardous waste, radon, or lead-based paint is found on the property.
● If the closing does not take place for some reason.
Those legally binding documents may not feel like a big deal at the time, but if you have problems later with the home, you’ll want to know your rights. Buying and selling a home is one of the largest financial transactions of your life. Be sure you have an experienced home closings attorney guiding you through the process. Call Kelly and West at 800-936-3133.