One of the biggest challenges that a real estate investor can face is when they are working in a state different than what they are familiar with. Since the real estate laws vary from state to state, it is imperative to have legal support that will keep you from making a huge mistake. One of the questions that often comes up in these situations, as well as for those moving to a home in a different state, is whether a real estate lawyer is necessary for handling the documents and other services related to closing.
While some states permit title companies and other nonlawyer entities to handle the closing, even in those cases they aren’t permitted to give any legal advice. They can only provide you with the documents. Other states, such as North Carolina, require sellers to involve a real estate lawyer. They can, however, supervise a nonlawyer for handling certain tasks. These supervised individuals cannot handle any of the tasks that are considered a practice of law. In addition, while a title insurance company can issue title insurance, they need a real estate lawyer to have provided the opinion of title.
Even if it weren’t a requirement here in North Carolina, it would be a wise idea to contact a real estate lawyer for the level of service that will ensure your closing goes smoothly. At Ckezepis Law, PLLC, we provide confidence that you know exactly what your rights and responsibilities are with each document you affix your signature to. With our mobile services, we even make closing day easier by coming to a location of your choosing in the area. Reach out today to learn more about our experience as a real estate lawyer and why that is the best way to go for all your real estate closings.