Boston Real Estate Lawyer
We’ve Handled Hundreds of Commercial and Residential Transactions
Real estate is likely to be the largest financial transaction that most people are ever involved in. It could be the purchase of a family home in Boston, selling a property, investing in real estate, developing a property that you already own, or renting out a property and becoming the landlord. All of these are exciting prospects, but they also have legal complexities that are beyond the scope of most people’s knowledge.
To protect yourself when making any real estate transaction, it is critical that you seek the guidance of professionals, like the real estate attorneys at DiBella Law Offices, P.C. Call (617) 870-0907 to schedule a free initial consultation at our Boston office.
An Attorney State
Massachusetts is considered an attorney state, meaning that all residential real estate transactions require a lawyer to represent the seller and a different lawyer to represent the buyer. This ensures someone is looking out for each party's best interest, and has no conflict of interest. As a buyer, your lawyer can prepare your offer as well as assist you in specifying clauses for the transaction. As a seller, your lawyer will be extremely helpful in evaluating any offers and the legal terminology that they include.
Planning for Your Future
Your Boston attorney can also assist you with several important steps after you have purchased a new home. With a large new asset, you would be wise to review your estate plan and documentation with your attorney. The team at DiBella Law Offices, P.C., can guide you through the process of updating your will to include your home, or assist you in creating a trust that would own the home. We can also help you evaluate your current insurance policies to determine if you should increase your life insurance to cover the total amount of your mortgage. This can be an important step in protecting your spouse and children in the event of your death. Knowing that their home is secure can offer a great deal of comfort at an emotional and stressful time.
Help for Boston Renters
As a renter, it can be difficult to know exactly what your rights are, but a real estate lawyer at DiBella Law Offices, P.C., can help you understand what your landlord must provide as a part of your rental agreement. For example, a landlord must provide snow removal in Boston, as well as units free of rodents and insect infestation. In the kitchen of the unit, the landlord must furnish a functional sink and a stove with an oven (but not a refrigerator). And from September 16th until June 14th, your landlord must provide a means of heating every room to at least 68 degrees. If your landlord is not providing a safe and functional place for you to live and refuses to correct issues that you are bringing to his or her attention, then DiBella Law Offices, P.C., will assist you in getting these issues corrected. You have a right to a habitable rental property, and we can help you get it.
Additional Real Estate Services
In addition to working with an attorney when purchasing a home, you should also use the services of an experienced attorney when entering into any commercial real estate transactions. This could include but is not limited to:
- Purchasing a commercial property
- Selling a commercial property
- Commercial leases
- Land planning
- Land use applications
- Condominium conversions
- Property development
- Landlord/tenant disputes
- Real estate licensing applications
- Zoning issues
- Boundary disputes
Real estate law is complex and covers many aspects of purchases, sales, rental agreements, leases, and improvements as well as disputes in all of these areas. To speak to a Boston real estate lawyer at DiBella Law Offices, P.C., call (617) 870-0907 to schedule a free consultation. Real estate can involve large sums of money. It is a wise investment of your time to speak to an attorney before entering into any transaction.