ISSUES RELATED TO THE PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT

Are you purchasing or selling a single or multi-family home or condominium unit and experiencing issues during the sale process?  If you have signed a residential Purchase and Sale Agreement all parties have certain legal obligations concerning the sale process and eventual sale of the real estate.  Sometimes the buyer or seller will refuse or fail to honor their obligations.  This can lead to substantial delays in the closing; loss of a mortgage lock in rate; lost rental income; as well as a loss of foregone opportunities.  We are experienced in resolving issues related to purchase and sale agreements; party representations; title and lien issues; issues with condominium documents (master deed, site plan and bylaws); and mortgages and short sales. 


ISSUES RELATING TO BOUNDARIES AND EASEMENTS; adverse possession

Are you selling your home and have recently discovered in issue relating to your property boundaries or with an easement in favor of a neighbor or other party?  Has a neighbor or property abutter informed you that they have a claim for adverse possession? Boundary, easement and adverse possession claims are growing more common in Eastern Massachusetts. In all likelihood you may need to resolve these types of issues in the Massachusetts Land Court in Boston.  We can assist you in navigating this complex process and help you defend your property against claims of others who desire to infringe upon your property rights.  


SELLERS' FAILURE TO DISCLOSE AND CONCEALMENT OF MATERIAL DEFECTS IN THE PROPERTY

Sellers and, at times, Seller brokers / real estate brokers take short cuts to make a quick sale of residential homes and condominiums.  The rationale is that it may be too expensive and require too much time to repair or upgrade a material defect in a home.  This defect could involve the foundation, retaining walls, the structure, and issues with water, mold or other environmental issues.  An unscrupulous seller may have taken affirmative steps to conceal these defects in a home prior to the sale. The purpose of this concealment is to prevent the purchaser from either waking away or requesting a reduction of the purchase price based on the cost to repair the defects. If you have take title to real estate and have discovered a substantial property defect that will cost you significant funds and resources to re-mediate, contact us for a consultation concerning your rights and ability to seek justice.