How a Real Estate Litigation Lawyer Can Help You

Written by: Natalie Klyashtorny

After dreaming, saving, planning, and, finally, buying your dream property, an unforeseen issue arises. If it is costing you property rights or losing you money, it needs to be addressed quickly.

Individuals and companies engaged in real estate transactions and disputes need a knowledgeable real estate attorney to protect their interests. No case is the same and who you turn to for assistance in finding a beneficial resolution makes a huge difference. There a many types of instances where a real estate litigation lawyer can help you.

Some of the Most Common Types of Disputes

  • Real estate transaction disputes — Whether a buyer or seller, given the high value of the assets involved in a real estate transaction, it is important that you contact a skilled attorney when a dispute arises.
  • Zoning variances — If your plans require you to deviate from local ordinances, an experienced attorney can help you argue your case. There are typically two main types of zoning variances; one is a use variance and one is a dimensional variance. A use variance is a specific use that requires special approval; such as a tattoo shop or a coffee shop in a residential property. A dimensional variance is when you want to build something or make an addition to something that does not meet the dimensional requirements of local zoning code.
  • Easements  — An easement is the legal right of a non-owner to use a specific part of another person’s land for a specific purpose. In some situations, it is necessary to resolve conflicts involving easements as part of a larger transaction.
  • Boundary disputes — One of the more common disagreements between neighbors are boundary disputes. These disputes start when two neighbors fail to agree on where exactly one person’s property ends and the other’s begins. If another party occupies your property for an extended period of time, he or she could gain a legal claim to it.
  • Commercial lease disputes — If you are a commercial property owner or manager, you want your operations to run smoothly; high occupancy rates, quality tenants, and timely payments are essential for success. If you are a commercial property tenant, you want the property owner or management firm to comply with the terms of the lease and promptly correct problems. It is common for property owners and renters to come into conflict over a commercial lease.
  • Construction contract and construction-defect litigation — This litigation typically involves a breach of contract. It can equally involve a breach of warranty, negligence by one party or another, and strict liability. Construction defects can lead to serious and often acrimonious litigation.
  • New Home construction litigation — During any residential or commercial development or building project, a thousand things can go wrong. Finishing the job on time, within budget, and ready for occupancy requires paying close attention to material specifications, municipal construction codes, and subcontractor performance. Any deviation from the provisions of the contract can result in litigation over design or construction defects, cost overruns, liens, business interruption, or loss of investment opportunity.
  • Construction lien disputes —A construction lien gives builders, contractors, and suppliers legal recourse to get paid for their work as well as any materials or supplies purchased for a project. This recourse is in the form of a right to interfere with your ability to convey clear title to your real property and/or to foreclose the construction lien to take title to that property.

At Nochumson P.C., we are more than legal counsel. We are people serving our neighbors and community in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Knowing that real communication between real people can help lead to real positive results, our team of attorneys are available 24/7 to help answer your legal questions and to fight for you with skill and fortitude, whatever the case may be. When you hire us, you can expect a sensible and cost-effective approach to legal counsel. We think fast, think ahead, and get things done. Contact us today or call us at (215) 399-1346 to see how we can represent you.