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Real Estate Law

Thinking about going into the New York real estate market? If you want to make real estate transactions in Greater New York, you need a local law firm representing your interests as soon as possible. By hiring an accomplished law group like the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C., you are providing yourself the best protection available. The Law Offices of Yuriy Moshes can handle most issues pertaining to real property, including drafting all legal documents, dealing with property regulations, negotiating, and litigating in court. Our firm has extensive experience in real estate law within the Greater New York area and all of its nuances.

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    Real estate lawyers require a vast knowledge of the law, making it very beneficial to hire one early. Hiring Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. at the beginning of your process will give you so much peace of mind. As a client, you can have our professionals double-checking each and every document. Every error and misrepresentation the other party tries to sneak into the contract will be immediately countered.  Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. has all the tools you need to have a seamless real estate transaction. We have full confidence in our ability to save you from wasting money. Get a free consultation today.

    Practice Areas

    We focus in several complicated areas in real estate law. You can get a free consultation with the Law Offices of Yuriy Moshes to receive quality advice on New York real estate. Use our expertise for matters concerning:

     

    Services that the Law Offices of Yuriy Moshes

    Provides for Our Clients

    The Law Offices of Yuriy Moshes can draft all the legal documents for your property. 

    • Purchase Agreements for residential properties
      • Co-op transactions
      • Condo transactions
      • Brownstone house transactions
      • Limestone house transactions
      • Single-family house transactions
      • Multi-family house transactions
    • Purchase Agreements for commercial property transactions
    • Real Estate Contracts
      • Deed Conveyances
      • Transfers of Interest
      • Assignments
      • Personal Property Sales Contracts 
    • Development Agreements
    • Leasing Agreements 
    • Financing Agreements
      • Mortgage Loan Financing Agreements
      • Real Estate Financing Agreements
    • Documents for Foreclosures
      • Short Sale Purchase Agreements
      • Restructuring and Workouts 
      • Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure

    We can negotiate on your behalf.

    • Finance negotiations
    • Project negotiations
    • Lease negotiations
    • Purchasing negotiations

    Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. is always prepared to represent you in litigation for any real estate legal issues. For foreclosures, we represent homeowners. We have previously represented cases involving housing discrimination, foreclosure dismissals, short sale transactions, and misrepresentations. 

    The Law Offices of Yuriy Moshes has represented clients living all throughout the Greater New York area, so we are well versed in the real property laws and requirements for the area. This includes Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Upstate New York, and Northern Jersey.  If you have any questions pertaining to real estate law in New York, we are the firm to hire. Fill out our free consultation form, and let us find the answers you need. 

    We Can Protect Your Investments During Every Step, From Transactional Negotiations to Estate Planning.

    Buying and selling real estate should be an exhilarating experience. When a transaction goes smoothly, you can almost guarantee that it will result in your significant gain. It could raise your credit score. It could build your net worth. You could gain real property that can be passed down to your heirs. 

    But as we all know, there are endless possibilities that can cause the transaction to go completely wrong. Your agent stayed by your side, helping you traverse the ruthless real estate market, but the real dangers tend to involve real estate law. Sure, your agent knows their way around the real estate market. However, it would be foolish to believe that your real estate agent is qualified to solve any legal issues that may come up. 

    The importance of a real estate lawyer in New York is insurmountable. Here, it is customary for both parties in a transaction to have their own attorney. Having legal representation throughout the process will allow you to have some peace of mind. Each step of the way, the lawyer has something to check. An in-depth title search during the initial process will save you a lot of heartache if the property has a giant lien against it. It could ultimately save you millions of dollars. It is New York City, after all. NYC is the most populated area in the United States. It has an expensive and unique real estate market, with complicated State requirements. 

    Do not navigate the complexities of the Greater New York real estate market on your own. You need representation from a firm like the Law Offices of Yuriy Moshes. We will fight for your interests every step of the way. Providing our clients with the utmost care and diligence is our top priority. In hiring a law firm, real estate experience in the NYC market should be the absolute top priority. 

    Why Turn to Our Real Estate Law Firm in NYC and NJ?

    If you need a real estate law group, choose one thoroughly familiar with the specific needs and regulations of the property. New York is such an intricate real estate market. It is essential that you hire an experienced attorney with a reputable firm. Additionally, it is customary that both parties have their own representation. You do not want to be the legally disadvantaged and a vulnerable party if you can avoid it. This custom makes it even more likely that the other party will use contractual language towards their own benefit. If both parties have representation, then it is the lawyer’s responsibility to diligently review all agreements. Do not underestimate the value of hiring an established New York real estate litigation law firm.

    New York City has vast amounts of real property. You have to be wary of dangers such as structural issues, lead paint, water exposure, rats and bed bugs, and faulty electrical wiring. Sellers will take advantage of people that are not local to the tri-state area, especially in New York City. There are no State requirements for house inspections before selling, and the responsibility lands on the buyer. Being inexperienced in this area could be detrimental. Knowing which inspections should be done before buying New York real estate could be essential for your family’s health.

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      Another area that could cause confusion is the differences between one-family or multi-family. You could be thinking that you are buying a three-family house; in reality, it is a two-family house with a third section that does not meet State requirements. Someone that is unfamiliar with NYC real estate would not be able to distinguish the difference. As the buyer, you would be getting the very short-end of the stick because you overpaid and under-inspected. Do not get caught making rookie mistakes in this ruthless real estate market. Get a free consultation from the Law Offices of Yuriy Moshes so you can have the experts on your side.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: Should you get a real estate lawyer?

      A: Regardless of the location of the real estate, hiring a real estate lawyer is highly recommended. There are a lot of places contracts and paperwork can go wrong, and it will end up costing you more money and headache than necessary. An established real estate lawyer like the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. will keep your interests in mind. Get a free consultation with our firm, and receive priceless legal advice today.

      Q: What does a real estate law firm do?

      A: Real estate law firms can create all the documents involved with real estate law. They can negotiate on your behalf, handle your closing, and litigate on your behalf.

      Q: What states require a lawyer for real estate transactions?

      A: 22/50 states require a lawyer. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island are included in these 22 states. New York does not have a law requiring a real estate attorney, but there is a custom in New York to have both an attorney and a real estate agent for transactions. Not hiring a real estate lawyer for New York real estate transactions could be a detrimental choice. At minimum, it will severely disadvantage you in the transaction. For real estate litigation, a law firm is necessary, so hiring one at the beginning will keep you prepared.

      Q: Can I use a real estate attorney instead of an agent?

      A: Though you could use a real estate attorney in lieu of a real estate agent, it is not recommended. Like a real estate attorney has a thorough understanding of real estate law, a real estate agent is an expert of the real estate market. In New York, it is customary for real estate transactions to include both an agent and an attorney. With the two together, meeting all of the State requirements will become a seamless process for you.

      For example, New York does not require home sellers to hire home inspectors, even though defects are supposed to be completely disclosed. The responsibility falls on the buyer to get the inspections done when they are interested in a property. The buyer and the seller already have very different needs, so the agent and attorney customs helps move the process along while ensuring client satisfaction on both sides.

      Another quirk in New York law can be found in the offer and contracting rules. There are very stringent rules against binding oral contracts for property. It also has equally stringent rules for offers and contracts, where any written and signed offer could possibly create a valid contract. Without a lawyer and an agent present, navigating even the early negotiations would be a nightmare.

      Q: How do real estate attorneys get paid?

      A: Because real estate lawyers provide such a vast amount of services, the costs depend on the tasks completed by the attorney. Drafting a lease will cost differently than drafting a zoning ordinance. These costs will further vary any time the lawyer finds a snag along the way. Services such as negotiation and closing costs can be billed as a flat fee or hourly. Litigation costs can depend on the amount of time spent on settlement negotiations or litigation in court. Additional costs will be included for appeals. Be sure to ask your potential lawyer for a written explanation of each of their fees before agreeing to their representation.

      Q: What questions should you ask a real estate attorney before hiring?

      A: Before fully committing to an attorney, do not be afraid to ask the attorney clarifying questions. Ask about their abilities and experience working on the specific matters you are or will be coming across. The lawyer should understand that you are trying to be diligent and that as the client, you need to have full trust in the attorney’s ability before you are willing to pay for their labor.

      Ask the lawyer about their years of legal experience and in which practice areas. You should especially ask for clarifications on their experiences and specialties in real estate law. Ask what type of property cases they enjoy working on. Request the lawyer to summarize the types of cases they have had the most success with and ask if this success will translate to your case. Ask the lawyer if they could provide references towards their ability to handle your specific case and their abilities as a lawyer. 

      Be sure to get the lawyer’s fee structure for each service and to receive it clarified on paper. If the lawyer did not already explain this, ask how they will be keeping in contact with you and how often you will be updated. The lawyer should provide definite and realistic answers to these questions if they are a good lawyer. Do not let them give you vague answers for these questions.

      The lawyer should clarify the risks involved with your action and the likely outcome of your case. If not at the initial meeting, the lawyer should be able to update you on these questions within a few days. Another thing the lawyer should thoroughly explain is each of the different ways to solve your problem, including any alternative options. If the lawyer does not do this, be sure to ask before hiring.

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