Real Estate Law is a rather expansive area of law. This area of the law is governed by federal and state statutes, as well as common law (law developed by the courts). Many aspects of real estate law overlap with contract law. The terms “real estate”, “realty” and “real property” are sometimes used interchangeably. However, most people associate “real estate” more closely with the structures or buildings and the land. Still, real estate encompasses more than just the visible structures. It also comprises most things attached to or belonging with the land. This would include immovable structures such as buildings, houses, trees, bushes and unmined minerals within the land. Additionally, it consists of the interests, benefits and rights that are recognized by the law. These may include, among other rights, the rights to the air above the land, the minerals or other deposits beneath the land, and the rights to live on the land for a specific period of time or to acquire the land at some point in the future.
At Bruckert, Gruenke and Long, P.C. (BG&L), we have assisted our clients with numerous real estate matters, including:
* Rights and interests in real estate,
* Sale, purchase and other transfers of real estate,
* Settlement of claims against real estate,
* Property development,
* Zoning and land use,
* Home loans and foreclosures,
* Landlord and tenant rights.
Real estate law is complex and exacting. Your choice of legal representation is critical to maximizing your potential for ultimate success. Let us know how BG&L can assist you with your real estate needs.