Summerville Real Estate Dispute Lawyer
Here at Shelbourne Law, our real estate dispute lawyers help settle matters pertaining to breach of contract, deeds, foreclosure, and much more. We represent property owners, developers, tenants, investors, lenders, and other parties in all types of real estate disputes. Having an Summerville real estate dispute lawyer on your side is critical when it comes to negotiating settlements during mediation and arbitration, and our lawyers are skilled litigators who are ready to take on the other side in court when necessary.
Real Estate Disputes We Handle
Our Summerville real estate lawyers can help you resolve conflict before it gets out of hand, or represent you in court if you are sued or wish to file a lawsuit. We have experience resolving disputes or conflicts in the following areas and more:
- Breach of contract;
- Contract disputes;
- Land installment contracts;
- Landlord-tenant disputes;
- Property boundary disputes;
- Homeowners Association (HOA);
- Title and insurance disputes;
- Co-owner disputes
- Construction defects;
- Failure of disclosure;
- Land sales; and
Order of Conflict Resolution
Most real estate disputes do not need to go to court. The majority can be settled in mediation or arbitration, according to The Balance. And, according to the Dispute Resolution System (DRS) under the National Association of Realtors, the following three methods of conflict resolution should be prioritized over the court system:
- Negotiation—Bargaining directly with the other party without the involvement of a third, neutral party. This is always the first step in resolving disputes, and we may be able to end the matter at this step, saving you precious time and money.
- Mediation—If direct negotiation with the other party does not prove successful, mediation is often the next step. A third party (mediator) helps facilitate discussions and negotiations between the two parties who are in conflict. After mediation has ended, either party can accept the terms put forth by the other, or walk away. Mediation is not binding unless both parties agree to the terms and sign a contract at the end.
- Arbitration—Arbitration is a less expensive, less time consuming option than litigation. Upon entering arbitration, both parties sign a contract agreeing to the future terms set by the neutral party (the arbitrator), who listens to both sides and then makes a final decision about how the conflict will be resolved. This decision is final and binding.
However, litigation may be necessary. Instead of going through arbitration, or mediation in some cases, you may wish to have the matter decided in court by a judge and jury through a traditional lawsuit verdict. You need to work with an lawyer who has litigation experience when resolving real estate disputes, as litigation should always be kept open as an option.
Our Summerville Real Estate Dispute Lawyers Can Help
Whether you are a business or individual, property owner or investor, an experienced Summerville real estate dispute lawyer can offer the legal resources needed to end your conflict favorably. For more information and to speak to an lawyer today, call the law offices of Shelbourne Law today by calling 843-871-2210.