Real Property Attorney in Fayetteville Fights for Landowners
Trustworthy counsel and determined advocacy for real estate transactions and disputes
At Gramling Estes Law Firm in Fayetteville, our Arkansas property attorneys provide knowledgeable guidance for anyone engaged in a commercial or residential property transaction. We are also skilled litigators with a long track record of achieving positive results in property disputes. Real property is a substantial investment. Before you commit to any course of action, consult with a knowledgeable real estate attorney who can protect your interests.
Attorneys offer sound counsel on commercial real estate and development issues
Our firm represents landowners, developers, tenants and commercial property landlords. We advise our clients on matters related to:
- Contracts for sale and construction
- Building permits
- Zoning and land use
- Environmental compliance
- Eminent domain
- Commercial leases
- Insurance issues
We review and draft contracts based on our clients’ objectives concerning the parcel in question. Our attorneys draw on decades of experience handling commercial property transactions to identify areas of concern and advance our clients’ goals.
Residential real estate transactions
On behalf of home buyers and sellers, as well as residential landlords, our firm crafts personalized sale and lease documents. Specific client concerns to be addressed in transaction documents can include:
- Land surveys — Lack of accuracy in existing surveys can lead to boundary disputes down the line. Contradictory survey results must be resolved before a deal is made.
- Required disclosures — Although Arkansas law typically makes the buyer bear the burden of problems they’ve overlooked, there might be situations where sellers and brokers should make certain disclosures of fact pertinent to the value of the property.
- Inspections and site assessments — Prior to closing a deal, inspections are necessary to ascertain the true condition and value of the house. Many items should be evaluated, such as the foundation, roof, walls, windows, doors, ceilings, floors and major appliances.
- Inclusions and exclusions — Sellers may want to remove improvements they’ve made to the property or leave items behind. What stays and what goes must be itemized and the effect of these decisions on the home’s value needs to be assessed.
- Expiration date — A buyer’s offer as well as the seller’s acceptance should include deadlines for approval, or one party could hold up the transaction unreasonably.
- Mineral rights — Depending on the chain of title, mineral rights for a property might have already been assigned to someone other than the current owner. The holder of the mineral rights could exercise those rights without permission from the new buyer.
We perform title clearance tasks and draft title opinions. Should you require assistance negotiating with your lender, our attorneys can help there, too. Once the sale is ready to close, we draft the necessary documents, including deeds, mortgages, easements and restrictive covenants. One of our lawyers will review the proposed closing statement in advance and can appear at the closing to ensure your interests are protected.
Skilled litigation of property disputes
Disputes over property are unfortunately common. When title defects, questionable boundaries or other issues give rise to land disputes, we provide skilled litigation services. In many cases, we can resolve controversies through negotiations. But when aggressive is called for, you can rely on our team to fight effectively to preserve your rights.
Contact a knowledgeable Arkansas property lawyer for a free consultation
Gramling Estes Law Firm in Fayetteville advises clients in northwestern Arkansas on a wide range of property matters. To schedule a free initial consultation, please call 479-480-4250 or contact us online. Our office is conveniently located at One East Center in Fayetteville.