Hiring a Document Preparation Attorney is a wise and highly advised step in any real estate transaction or dispute that has proven to be a winning move time and time again. A well prepared and compliant deed, contract or mortgage document can prevent real estate owners from expensive problems and litigation later on. Even if you believe you have some knowledge of real estate law, you can remove any risk of missing a legal obligation or failing to secure a deal by working with an attorney.
Experienced Deed and Mortgage Preparation Attorneys
A Division of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A.
Howard P. Ross and Andrew R. Pardun have over 50 years worth of successful experience working as Deed and Mortgage Preparation Attorneys in St Petersburg. Their expertise in the field can help you draft and review real estate contracts and other documents so that you invest in your dream property smoothly.
Ross and Pardun are attorneys at the law firm, Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. which for over 60 years has been providing outstanding legal assistance to St. Petersburg. Battaglia Ross Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. is ranked by US News and World Reports as a Tier 1 Law Firm.
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If you are considering purchasing or selling Real Estate in Florida, then contact us today for a free initial consultation so we can discuss your closing and title insurance needs.
Mortgage Preparation in St Petersburg
An attorney can prepare your mortgage documents so that they benefit you long term. They’ll help find the optimal rate and ensure that you comply with Federal and Florida state laws. They’ll talk with you and your lender so that you fully understand what you’re taking on. These contracts can last for decades, so hiring an attorney with legal expertise is a wise decision.
A promissory note is a signed document that obligates the signor to pay a defined sum of money to a specified person at an agreed date, or on demand.
The document typically contains essential information such as amount, interest rates, maturity date, place of issuance and signatures.
In a loan contract, the document will state the lender’s right to file a foreclosure, should the borrower default or have delinquent payments.
Leases are contracts that clearly define the agreements of rental. Florida attorneys frequently draft and review residential and commercial leases, for landlords and tenants to protect their rights.
Common Real Estate Deeds
Special Warranty Deed
A special warranty deed in Florida is a real estate transaction, where the transfer of the title for the property occurs. It allows the seller to transfer the deed of a property in the condition that they received it. The seller must give a warranty that there were no defects or damages that occurred while they owned the property.
General Warranty Deed
A general warranty deed is when a property is transferred, and the grantor assures that the title is good and clear of any defects or claims. This includes mortgage claims, tax liens, title claims, mechanic liens, judgments or any other faults that could affect the title.
A Florida Quitclaim Deed gives the new owner the same interest that the current owner has in the property, when the deed is signed. There is no warranty about whether the current owner has clear title. In Florida, these deeds are usually used in family transfers, shared ownership or when the current owner no longer wants to be responsible for the property.
Lady Bird Deed
Also known as the ‘Enhanced Life Estate Deed, the lady bird deed is a recent form of deed that allows a property to be transferred automatically to designated individuals after death, without Probate. As a new deed, Florida is one of only a few states in the country that recognize it.
Real Estate Contracts Preparation
A Real Estate Attorney can prepare a clear, well-constructed agreement that will allow your deal to move along swiftly without disputes. They’ll foresee any problems or provisions you may miss and prevent you from signing something that is against your interests.
Hire a Deed and Mortgage Attorney in St Petersburg, Florida
If you need a Real Estate document prepared in Florida, then contact us today for a free initial consultation so we can discuss your situation and prepare a document that benefits your interests.