Answers To Common Real Estate Law Questions
When it comes to real estate-related matters, having a skilled attorney is crucial. I am Scott McMillan, founder of The McMillan Law Firm, APC, and I help clients throughout Southern California. I provide candid, straightforward legal guidance to those who need it most. In being direct, we can have honest conversations about your goals and concerns. As your lawyer, I will always do what is in your best interest. After reading through the list of frequently asked questions below, call my office in La Mesa at 619-567-5328 to discuss your case further. You can also fill out my online contact form.
What can I do if I have a boundary dispute with my neighbor?
Disputes over boundary lines happen for a variety of reasons. The smartest thing you can do is get in touch with an experienced real estate lawyer. I will consult with experts to create accurate land surveys, create clear descriptions of property and explain any damage that is being caused as a result. I can help you negotiate with your neighbor before resorting to taking things to court. However, if litigation becomes necessary, I will not hesitate to take those steps forward.
What if defects weren’t disclosed on my home?
Homeowners have a legal obligation to disclose any defects. When they don’t, you may be able to recover damages. In order to do so, we must prove that the seller or real estate agent knew about the issue and chose to ignore the information at hand. As a skilled property law attorney, my goal is to hold them accountable.
What is Lis pendens?
Lis pendens gives prospective buyers a warning that a property is in dispute and litigation may be pending. This obviously means that it can be much more difficult to sell your home, as buyers will not want to deal with the stress of a lawsuit.
How do I clear a lien on my property?
The most important thing to do when facing a lien on your home is to make sure all debt is paid and you have valid proof of paying it. I can also help you fill out a release-of-lien form, which gives you the chance to show you have no outstanding bills. You can also ask for a lien waiver, which shows that you have already paid for the work that was done in full. As always, keep a copy of any documentation that may be helpful in the future.