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Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Roughly Speaking, Real Property means Real Estate.

When most people think of "real estate," they think of the business of buying and selling real estate.  There's more to it than that, of course, since most people spend far more time owning real estate than they spend buying and selling it.  And owning property comes with rights, responsibility, liabilities, and duties to others.

Real property law deals not only with the buying and selling of real estate, but various rights and responsibilities that go with it:

  • Easements,
  • Covenants
  • Liens
  • Mortgages
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Water Rights
  • Use Rights
  • Zoning
  • Title, etc.

If you are involved in a dispute about title to land, or a boundary dispute, I'll be happy to help you resolve it.

Do You Need A Lawyer For A Real Estate Closing?

The North Carolina State Bar has determined that the performance of most acts and services required for a closing constitutes the practice of law and must be performed only by an attorney licensed to practice law in North Carolina.  State law prohibits unlicensed individuals or firms from rendering legal services or advice.  Although non-attorney settlement agents may perform limited services in connection with a closing, they may not perform all the acts and services required to complete a closing.  A closing involves significant legal issues that should be handled by an attorney.  Accordingly, it is the position of the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® that all buyers should hire an attorney licensed in North Carolina to perform a closing.

If you need assistance with a closing in Forsyth County, I will happily refer you to attorney Mark Chiarello.

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