Although it is not required to close with a lawyer in Florida, it is common for real estate professionals to recommend a lawyer’s help. Standard forms are commonly used by real estate professionals, but a lawyer is helpful in explaining the form and making changes to reflect the desires of the buyer and seller.
Below are some common examples that may not be adequately covered by a realtor or non-attorney title agent:
A real estate lawyer can spot potential liability risk, tax consequences, etc. Make sure to at least consult with a real estate lawyer prior to entering a purchase contract- whether you are the buyer or a seller. Don’t make the mistake of finding out AFTER you’ve bought or sold a property that there was something overlooked that you can now be sued for!