The Indiana real estate attorneys of SFT Lawyers have a wealth of experience dealing with a variety of real estate issues, whether you are building or purchasing a home, investing in rental property, purchasing vacant land to develop, purchasing or maintaining existing commercial property, or involved in a land dispute. Whether big or small, SFT Lawyers is a one-stop shop for all of your real estate needs. A few of the many real estate services that we offer are:
1. Real Estate Land Development.
Land development in Indiana can be one of the most profitable ventures one can enter into if done properly, but it requires the utmost of skill and experience. These are often large undertakings, consisting of the subdivision of land, as well as changing real estate classifications such as use, planning, and zoning. Having the right Indiana real estate attorney can be the difference between success and failure.
2. Planning & Zoning Approval.
Building any structure requires compliance with literally hundreds of local, county, and state regulations regarding minimum set back, maximum height, open space, wetlands, and stormwater management, just to name a few. Often these cumbersome regulations can make a project cost-prohibitive. Hiring the right Indiana real estate attorney can make these regulations work with you and your project rather than against you. SFT Lawyers have just such experienced Indiana real estate attorneys who have gone before numerous local and county plan commissions, redevelopment authorities, boards of zoning appeals, town councils, city councils, and state regulatory agencies. Our Indiana real estate attorneys can assist seeking developmental variances and use variances if your project is prohibited by zoning ordinances to make projects possible, cost effective, and profitable.
3. Real Estate Contracts/Sales.
Hiring an Indiana real estate attorney instead of and/or in conjunction with a realtor has a great many advantages. First and most obviously, hiring an Indiana real estate attorney is much more cost effective. Instead of taking a commission as a percentage of what the real estate being sold is worth, an Indiana real estate attorney only charges for the work he or she actually performs. This is usually dramatically less than what a realtor would normally charge for the same or a similar service. Second, an Indiana real estate attorney can draft custom documents to suit your particular needs and desires. This is particularly helpful when you and the buyer/seller have unique circumstances that require extended timelines, gradual benchmarks, and/or phases of a particular deal. By law, a realtor cannot amend the boilerplate real estate contracts that they are compelled to use. An Indiana real estate attorney from SFT Lawyers, on the other hand, can draw up real estate contracts that meet your particular needs and requirements.
The Indiana real estate attorneys of SFT Lawyers have vast knowledge and experience dealing with all types of easements, from easements by necessity, special use easements, access, and/or or utility easements on behalf of local utilities.
5. Property Owners’ Association Representation.
The Indiana real estate attorneys of SFT Lawyers represent a large contingency of Condominium Associations, Homeowners’ Associations and Property Owners’ Associations, ranging from simple collection of individual member dues to property taxes and disputes that arise from time to time. Amending declarations and covenants is complicated work that must be carefully undertaken by an experienced Indiana real estate attorney. Our Indiana real estate attorneys develop rules and regulations for these groups, and have the skills and experience necessary to accomplish their individual aims and goals.
6. Property Tax Appeals.
The experienced Indiana real estate attorneys of SFT Lawyers do or have represented property tax assessors throughout the State of Indiana. Our Indiana real estate attorneys understand Indiana’s complex system of property tax assessment and property taxation. We have combined years of experience dealing with local county property tax boards of appeals, the Indiana Board of Tax Review, and the Indiana Tax Court, handling both residential and commercial property tax appeals. If you feel that your property taxes are too high, the Indiana real estate attorneys of SFT Lawyers can help!
7. Eminent Domain/Condemnation.
If a local unit of government has contacted you about potentially taking or condemning your property, you need to contact an Indiana real estate attorney immediately. The experienced Indiana real estate attorneys of SFT Lawyers can assist you in getting the highest possible value for your property.
8. Indiana Real Estate Litigation.
Our Indiana real estate attorneys have seen, experienced, and litigated literally hundreds of real estate disputes including boundary disputes, eminent domain, adverse possession, easement rights, water rights, home improvement contracts, and construction litigation, to name a few. If you have been wronged in a real estate matter, the experienced Indiana real estate attorneys of SFT Lawyers can help!
If you have a real estate matter that you would like to seek legal representation about, please CALL TODAY for a FREE CONSULTATION. (219) 841-5683.