Whether you are buying or selling a home in Connecticut, state law dictates you must enlist the services of a qualified real estate lawyer to oversee the transaction. This is to ensure you are legally and financially protected. For most people, the purchase or sale of a home is the biggest business deal they will ever make. While a real estate agent can help facilitate your purchase, they do not possess the extensive knowledge of legal contracts that a skilled real estate attorney maintains. That experience can prove invaluable in preventing conflicts both during and after the sale.

At the Law Offices of Peter V. Lathouris, LLC, we have helped home buyers and sellers for more than 30 years. Our legal team includes dedicated and trusted contract review and drafting lawyers who will protect your interests through the completion of your purchase. If we believe the deal does not benefit you based on issues with the property or other related matters, and that you are better served by walking away, we can provide that advice to you as well.

How a Real Estate Attorney Can Help

While a real estate lawyer's guidance can be crucial in any home purchase, it is especially helpful if:

  • You do not live in the city or state in which you plan to buy the home.

  • The property you intend to purchase is part of an estate sale.

  • You want to buy a home that is a bank-owned foreclosure.

  • You are purchasing a property you want to convert to commercial use.

  • The property you wish to buy has potential structural problems.

  • The property is in a flood zone, near an environmental contamination area, or has a radon problem.

Real estate agents are primarily focused on the sale and commission they will receive, which makes hiring the right attorney critical to the success of your transaction. A skilled attorney from the Law Offices of Peter V. Lathouris, LLC will carefully analyze the purchase contract for any errors that could result in a future dispute. If any alternations to the contract are necessary, your lawyer will implement them accordingly. When your home inspection and title search are completed, your attorney will aggressively negotiate any improvements you want to be made to the residence, side buildings, or the land on which the home sits. We will also represent you during the closing and handle any problems that come up at that time.

Contact a New Haven County Home Purchase Lawyer

If you have found the home of your dreams, you need an adept real estate attorney to ensure there are no unforeseen issues and that you will get what you pay for. With more than three decades of serving Connecticut home buyers, the Law Offices of Peter V. Lathouris, LLC is ready to help you finalize the deal and get you in your new home as soon as possible. For a free 30-minute initial consultation with a Fairfield County real estate lawyer, contact us today.