Kelly & West Attorneys, P.A. located in Lillington, NC have published the article “6 Legal Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home” aimed to inform those in the market for a new home about the legal questions they should ask before purchasing a home.
The entire article can be found at: https://www.kelly-west.com/6-legal-questions-ask-buying-home
North Carolina is one of the 10 “attorney closing states” in the U.S. This means that state law requires an attorney to handle the closing of a real estate transaction. However, buyers have the option of retaining a lawyer to advise and help with other steps in the purchase process. Purchasing a home is one of the largest and important investments that people make. Having professional legal advice will help ensure there are no issues in the process.
Homebuyers want to find out if there are any liens or claims on the property. An attorney will examine any public records of present and previous owners to find any liens or claims on the property. It is only after a title search that prospective buyers will learn if anything is wrong with the title to the land.
Equally important for homebuyers to learn is whether there are any deed restrictions that may prohibit certain construction on the property or use of the property. The property deed is the document that says the home buyer has legal ownership of the home or property, and a real estate attorney will make sure that the property is transferred to the buyer without any defects shown in the public records.
Concerning the importance of asking the right questions, Reginald Kelly, a partner in Kelly & West Attorneys, said, “We know that it’s easy to fall in love with a home and forget about all the important legal questions that people should ask before making an offer. It’s important that prospective buyers have these questions ready for their attorney and the seller’s attorney before moving forward with the purchase. The answer may not always be what they want to hear, but it will save time, money, and many headaches in the future.”
Kelly & West emphasizes the necessity of asking questions with the reminder that it is the responsibility of the buyer to learn about any defects or problems with the home. If buyers wait until after closing, it is too late.
For more information on Kelly & West Attorneys, P.A. and their services, call 800-936-3133 or click the link above.
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