Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions
Buying residential or commercial real estate is a significant decision involving a substantial investment of money, time, and research. Pursuant to Section 20-312 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a person cannot act as a real estate broker or salesperson if he or she does not have a license to do so from the Connecticut Real Estate Commission. At Kenny, Brimmer, and Mahoney LLC, we have qualified, experienced real estate attorneys who are knowledgeable about local laws and issues regarding real estate transfers. Our attorneys have extensive experience assisting clients through the process of buying and selling residential and commercial real estate. We assist our clients with a wide variety of real estate transactions and issues, including:
- Sales and Purchases of both residential and commercial properties
- Escrow Agreements
- Leasing Issues and Agreements
- Title Insurance Claims and Title Searches
- Property Boundary Disputes
- Private and Public Nuisance
Real estate transactions are often complex and require a thorough understanding of both federal and state laws; you need an experienced real estate attorney to make the closing process of a real estate transaction proceed expeditiously and without interruption. Consulting an experienced real estate lawyer also limits the risk of disputes from the sale or purchase of property.
Our attorneys are experienced in refinancing your home. A real estate attorney can help you determine if refinancing is right for you, how much the new interest rate can reduce your monthly payments, and how much the closing costs would be on the new loan. Our experienced attorneys protect clients from predatory lending practices and review loan documents to verify compliance with the Federal Truth in Lending Act. An attorney can also resolve any issues that may arise during the refinancing process, such as ensuring clear title to the property and the release of any liens or encumbrances on the property.
If you are a landlord who owns commercial or residential property, it is important to have well-written leases to avoid future, possible disputes with your tenants. We negotiate specific lease transactions, are regularly retained to review or prepare lease agreements, and routinely advise and assist clients with other lease-related documents, such as brokerage agreements. In advising our clients regarding leasing matters, we are able to draw upon the experience of our attorneys in other practice areas; our business lawyers are able to advise landlords and tenants on lease structuring issues, and our real estate litigation attorneys are able to assist with evictions and lease disputes.
Boundary disputes are often contentious and emotionally charged. When a boundary dispute arises, our attorneys can help you successfully resolve such disputes. A common type of boundary dispute is one involving adverse possession, where a person is asserting that they have acquired ownership of the property in dispute based upon their continuous use of the property. Connecticut recognizes the law of adverse possession, which states that a person acquires title to real property if:
- the possession is open and visible;
- the possession was exclusive; and
- the person claiming possession had possession of the property for an uninterrupted period of 15 years.
Whether you are the one asserting title by adverse possession, or the one confronted with such a problem, there are rights and defenses that are available to you under the law. To be successful in your claim, you need a real estate attorney who understands the law regarding boundary disputes.
The attorneys at Kenny, Brimmer, and Mahoney LLC, have the knowledge to successfully resolve boundary disputes. Our attorneys also have decades of real estate litigation experience to protect your rights - whether it involves landlord / tenant disputes, breach of contract, and title insurance claims. Our attorneys also understand that real estate transactions can be costly and time-consuming, and therefore you need an attorney who provides efficient and cost-effective legal representation. Conact us today for a consultation regarding your real estate law matter.