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The Most Common Reasons for Real Estate Litigation


Originally posted on 02/23/2018

A model building sits on top of a contract that reads Real Estate Purchase Contract. Real estate litigation can happen to anyone, from buyers and sellers to real estate agents, there’s always a potential for a lawsuit. With a lot of money on the line, it’s crucial to have an experienced attorney who has a great understanding of Michigan’s real estate laws that can help those make educated and informed choices.

Here are three of the most common reasons for real estate litigation.

Breach of Contract

Whether it’s a purchase, sale agreement, or lease– it’s a form of contract. When a person signs a contract, there are terms and conditions disclosed in the contract. The terms can include the closing date, items included in the home, financing, and much more. If either party fails to comply with the terms of the contract, this could result in real estate litigation.

Breach of Duty

A real estate agent should always have their client’s best interests at heart during the selling or buying process. However, negligence that’s either intentional or not, could result in real estate litigation. If the realtor doesn’t take the appropriate action, then the buyer or seller can file a lawsuit.

Undisclosed Problems

If the seller is aware of an issue with their property, they must disclose it. Examples of uses are leaks, mold, non-permitted home improvements, and more. If the person buying the property can prove that the seller or agent had prior knowledge of the situation but didn’t disclose it, it can result in real estate litigation. For these disputes, the information that is gathered during the inspection and closing documents is very important.

Ensure Your Real Estate Disputes Get Handled Appropriately by Working with Experienced Attorneys

At Aldrich Legal Services, our attorneys have litigated literally thousands of cases. Our founding attorney, Brad Aldrich, is a knowledgeable real estate lawyer and skilled trial lawyer with more than 21 years of legal experience. He is a licensed real estate broker and owns multiple commercial properties.

From standard contract disputes to complex commercial property litigation that requires a high level of legal sophistication, you can be confident that your legal matter is in good hands. Give our team a call today.

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