Real Estate Law

from negotiating contracts to boundary-line disputes

Real estate is often one of the largest and most valued assets most people have. Many people also have a personal connection to their real property. Today, there are many legal issues that can affect property rights. Wolff, Hislop & Crockett assists clients in buying, selling and protecting their rights to land.

Some of the areas we focus on include:

  • Land Use & Development
  • Purchase & Sale Agreements
  • Leases
  • Landlord Representation
  • Easements
  • Representing Homeowner’s Associations
  • Boundary Line Disputes
  • Litigation


Real property law encompasses issues of ownership, transfer, and use of land. The attorneys at Wolff, Hislop & Crockett are experienced in handling real estate transactions from start-to-finish and are capable of litigating real estate disputes through trial and appeals.

Common Questions

Do I need a realtor to purchase or sell land?

No. An experienced real estate attorney can prepare a real estate purchase and sale agreement, any required disclosures, and assist in navigating a closing. And, since most realtors charge a 6% commission (3% per side) with the seller traditionally paying both sides, it is often cheaper for the seller to use an attorney rather than a realtor.

What is a quit claim deed?

A quit claim deed (sometimes mistakenly referred to as a “quick claim deed”) is a deed where the person signing the deed gives away whatever interest they may have in the property without any warranties – even if that interest is nothing. There are other types of deeds, including statutory warranty deeds, bargain and sale deed, personal representative’s deed. Our attorneys can advise you on what type of deed is appropriate in your circumstances.

I am developing a piece of land; do I need to hire an attorney?

While an experienced surveyor and engineer can assist a developer with the intricacies of developing or platting property; a prudent developer will also use an experienced attorney to draft any required easements or covenants and form any required homeowners’ associations or business association.

Isn’t it expensive to hire an attorney?

While it may seem expensive to hire an attorney to assist with a transaction, it can often save you money in the long run by avoiding misunderstandings and future legal disputes. The real estate attorneys at Wolff, Hislop & Crockett have practical experience in land development and deals and can help clients maximize the value of their property.

Real Estate Law

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