Don’t know how you should take title? Signed a contract and have a problem? Title Company dropping the ball? Legal issue and no representation? Not sure of your rights?
A title company does not represent you; and a title company can not help you with any of these questions because that would be the unauthorized practice of law. Some title companies are lawyer owned, but even in those situations there is a conflict of interest between representing you and representing their title underwriter’s interests. A title agent can only process the transaction and is not permitted to give you any advice.
Only a Real Estate Lawyer can answer all of your questions; only a lawyer is dedicated to representing your best interests; and only a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer* is allowed under Florida law to be called a Real Estate Lawyer specialist.
What does is cost? Usually the same and often less than a title company. Title company services, specialized Real Estate Lawyer advice and unquestioned loyalty to only you for the same or less cost than a title company. Do you need a Real Estate Lawyer? What do you think?
* Board Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, and professionalism and ethics in practice. For more information about Florida Bar Board Certification, click here and visit The Florida Bar website.
Grant W. Kehres has been Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a Real Estate Lawyer specialist since 1993.