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    28345 Beck Road Suite 301 Wixom, Michigan 48393
    Phone: 248.869.0030
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    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

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Why Every Landlord Should Have a Real Estate Attorney

13.08.2015 by Law Firm of Seglund Gabe Pawlak & Groth in Real Estate Law


Real estate attorneys can help prevent legal disputes before they ever happen and resolve issues as they arise to protect landlords’ rights.

Owning or managing rental properties can be a great way to make a living, but successful landlords and property owners understand that profits follow preparation. When it comes to leasing property and working with tenants, there are many decisions to make, regulations to follow, and expectations to set. The best way to ensure you protect your rights and are compliant with any legal regulations is to consult a real estate attorney. A real estate attorney can review important documents such as purchase contracts, lease agreements, homeowner’s insurance policies, and more.

Long-term Benefits of a Real Estate Attorney

In addition to reviewing documents, a real estate attorney can be a valuable resource for landlords in many different ways. If you plan to lease property to tenants, it is in your best interest to find a real estate attorney that you can turn to as the need arises. There are many different situations which may require the help of an attorney including:

Lease Agreement Drafts: Rather than using a generic lease agreement, it is a good idea to draft an original lease agreement for your property. A reliable real estate attorney can ensure the agreement protects all of your rights and is in compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

Discrimination Investigations: If you are being investigated for tenant discrimination it is important that you consult a real estate attorney. They can review the situation and represent your rights throughout the investigation or litigation process.

Eviction Lawsuits: Dealing with a difficult tenant? Trying to evict a tenant? This is the right time to enlist the help of a real estate attorney to ensure you have your bases covered throughout this process so it can go as quickly and effectively as possible.

Property Damage or Injury Disputes: If you find you are being sued by a tenant for property damage or injury claims, you will definitely need to hire a knowledgeable real estate attorney. Once again, they can represent your rights in court and ensure that documents and paperwork are filed in a timely manner to prevent further issues and costs.

As a landlord, it is important that you understand your rights and obligations. By meeting with a real estate attorney now, you can establish a strong working relationship and have peace of mind that you will be well-represented should a problem arise at any time in the future.

Seglund Gabe Pawlak & Groth, PLC

At Seglund Gabe Pawlak & Groth, PLC, we offer a wide range of legal services that pertain to real estate, including the purchase, sale, rental or lease of residential or commercial property. Our attorneys are qualified to represent both the buyers and the sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions. They have experience in real estate finance and are capable of representing the interests of borrowers and lenders. Our attorneys also represent landlords and tenants in the drafting of lease documents. Our team of attorneys can prepare and review all of the documents that are necessary for a real estate transaction to ensure that everything has been drafted properly to protect your interests. In addition, our attorneys are experienced in litigation involving real estate including all aspects of the purchase, sale, or lease of property.

Seglund Gabe Pawlak & Groth, PLC
28345 Beck Road, Suite 301
Wixom, MI 48393
Phone: (248) 869-0030
Fax: (248) 869-0039



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