Long Island Residential Real Estate Attorneys
There are many spokes to the wheel of residential real estate. Whether you are looking to buy or rent a house, condo, co-op or apartment, your choice will affect your life and the lives of your family members for years to come. The other side of residential real estate, selling your home, can be equally daunting. Coordinating the two processes can be overwhelming. This is precisely why it’s crucial that you have a skilled real estate attorney as your advocate.
At Roman & Piccinnini PLLC, we are dedicated to listening to you carefully so that we can tailor our services to suit your specific needs. We make it our business to keep you apprised of the steps of necessary procedures and of the contents of all necessary documents. We also have cutting-edge knowledge of New York State real estate law and will always make you aware of any changes that may affect you. When you work with us, you can trust that your interests will be protected.
Types of Residential Real Estate
There are also several different varieties of private homes, including:
- Single-family houses
- Two-family houses
- Investment homes
- Modular homes
- Second (vacation) homes
Buyer, Seller, and Renter Representation
Our legal team is equally adept at handling all types of residential real estate issues. Whether you are purchasing your primary residence or a second home, we are prepared to assist you with obtaining title searches and home inspections, straightening out boundary disputes, and negotiating best deals. If you will be renting, we are capable of drafting, reviewing, and negotiating leases. We are well aware of the importance of helping you to understand all the ins and outs of any documents you sign, translating legalese into more easily comprehensible language.
While most residential leases are fairly standard, leaving little room for negotiation, they must still be examined by legal professionals for variations from the norm — small clauses that may mean big trouble somewhere down the line. Residential lease forms (like so many other legal forms) are now available online, but such cookie-cutter leases do not address unique circumstances that may affect your individual case. This is why it is crucial to have us go over any papers you are asked to sign with a fine-tooth comb.
Our presence makes certain that every detail of the transaction is evaluated and clarified, such as what the rental policy is on pets, how long the lease runs, who is responsible for utilities, maintenance, damages, pest control, and how much the security deposit will be and under what terms it will be returned.
Real Estate Closings
For most of us, purchasing or selling a residential property is an extremely significant occasion. For most buyers and sellers, such occasions do not take place often and the sheer number of documents and amounts of money changing hands can be intimidating. However positive the move will be, the complicated financial and legal implications of the process are typically stressful. Because our attorneys have been through a great many closings before, the process is entirely familiar to us. We will provide you with the assurance that every i is dotted and every t is crossed, and that the document you sign will protect your personal interests.
Refinancing Real Estate Transactions
You may want to refinance the loan on your residential property for a number of reasons, including:
- To shorten the term of your loan
- To lower your interest rate
- To lower your payment
- To move from an adjustable-rate mortgage to a fixed-rate loan
- To take cash out of your home equity
Just as finding the right lender was a priority in obtaining your original financing, finding the right lender for refinancing is also of great importance. Once again, working with an agile attorney can make the process not only more efficient but less stressful.
When Problems Arise
Anyone can get into financial trouble due to job loss, medical crises, or natural disasters. If you are facing eviction or foreclosure, our lawyers are here to intervene and defend you. Highly experienced negotiators, we can assist you in arranging loan modifications, short sales, cash for keys, or deeds in lieu of foreclosure. We have helped a great many people extricate themselves from seemingly intractable debt. If negotiations don’t do the trick, we are vigorous litigators who can, if it becomes necessary, defend your rights in a court of law.
At Roman & Piccinnini, we use a detail-oriented approach to residential real estate matters. You can depend on us to cover all the bases and to tailor our methods to meet your particular needs. We will always treat you with the consideration and integrity our clients have come to expect. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.