Making Complex Real Estate Matters Easy

In any real estate transaction, several legal and financial issues must be considered to avoid exposure to unwanted liability. At Howard M. Hyman, Attorney at Law, we will work closely with you at each stage of the transaction to ensure that you have the information you need to protect your interests.

Real Estate Transactions

Attorney Howard M. Hyman advises and represents clients in the following real estate legal matters:

  • Home closings
  • Sales by owners
  • Contracts
  • Purchase agreements
  • Condominium developments
  • Covenants
  • Environmental issues
  • Encroachment
  • Short sales
  • Surveys
  • Titles/deeds
  • Disclosure/nondisclosure of pre-existing conditions
  • Financial arrangements

To protect clients from inheriting problems with septic or oil tanks, lead paint, asbestos or sewage issues, we insist that all pre-existing conditions be verified and documented. Our office also conducts title searches and takes steps to see if any liens have been placed against a property. We also have the resources to assist real estate brokers, developers and investors in commercial real estate deals involving land use, environmental impact studies and construction.

Why Shouldn't I Just Hire A Real Estate Agent — Do I Need A Lawyer?

Real estate agents are paid a commission on real estate transactions and therefore have a financial incentive to see your home purchase or sale finalized. They may be more inclined to compromise on certain issues to avoid jeopardizing a deal.

As your legal representative, our attorney is interested only in protecting your legal and financial interests. If we identify terms and conditions that create unnecessary and unwanted liability, we will tell you about them so you can protect yourself. If we believe you are better off reserving your right to litigate post-sale problems with your home, we will explain why and encourage you to reject an arbitration clause. If we believe agreeing to repair environmental hazards discovered after the sale of your home exposes you to unwanted liability, we will tell you upfront.

Experienced Legal Counsel

Our interest is not in making sure a real estate deal is finalized so we can collect our commission. Our primary interest is in protecting our clients' interests. To learn more about how we can help you, contact Pennsylvania real estate attorney Howard M. Hyman today at 215-725-1950 or online.