Real Estate

Largay Law Offices, P.A. provides legal services for almost every conceivable type of real estate matter.  Our clients include everyone from the first-time home-buyer to the sophisticated real estate developer.  The firm has handled thousands of real estate transactions.  The types of legal services that we provide include the following:

Purchase and Sale Agreements: Most every real estate transaction begins with a contract.  In Maine, these contracts are referred to as Purchase and Sale Agreements or "P&S Agreements".  Our experienced real estate lawyers work in teams with trained paralegals to negotiate and prepare the purchase and sale agreement that is custom-designed for the particular client and situation.

Financing and Loan Documents:  The majority of buyers of real estate use some type of financing.  Examples of financing include residential and commercial mortgages, private lenders and owner financing.  The firm works with a variety of borrowers, banks, lenders, developers and sellers to assist in completing the transaction.

Title Searches and Title Insurance:  It is necessary to research the history of ownership of real estate to ensure that a seller has the right to convey and that a buyer is purchasing property free of claims and/or defects in the chain of title.  Once a comprehensive search has been made in accordance with the Maine Bar Title Standards, we issue commitments and policies of title insurance for owners and lenders.  Buyers and lenders can rely on our 25 plus years of title searching experience and our licensure as title insurance agents with two of the largest title insurance companies in the world.

Closings and Escrow Services:  After a P&S Agreement has been signed, financing obtained and appraisals and inspections completed, the parties are prepared to proceed to a closing.  The review of the paperwork involved in a closing can be a daunting task.  Our attorneys and trained paralegals process the documentation, facilitate the transfer of funds through escrow and trust accounts and oversee the successfull execution of all necessary documents.

Deeds and Easements:  Maine law recognizes a variety of deeds and easements for the transfer of interests in real estate.  Common deed forms that we routinely prepare include warranty deeds, quitclaim deeds, release deeds, mortgage deeds, deeds of distribution from estates, deeds of sale by personal representatives, municipal/tax deeds and deeds of trust.  Easements are the conveyance of less than a full interest in land, and some examples of easements include rights of way, utility easements, prescriptive easements, easements by implication or necessity and access or road easements.

Leases:  A lease is a contract between a landlord and tenant for exclusive possession of property for a specified period of time at an agreed upon price.  While it may sound simple, leases can be very complex and have serious legal consequences.  The terms and conditions of your lease should be properly negotiated, carefully drafted and implemented with the utmost care and confidence of a trusted attorney.

Evictions: An eviction is a legal proceeding initiated by a landlord (lessor) to recover possession of property.  Maine law refers to these proceedings as forcible entry and detainer actions (FED's).  This is a complex area of the law, and our law firm recommends that landlords and/or tenants seek experienced legal counsel prior to filing any FED action, whether residential or commercial in nature. 

Municipal and Land Use Consulting:  Cities and Towns adopt unique ordinances that define how a person or company may use their property within that municipality. 
Our legal practice in this area is diverse. Our firm has handled issues such as applications for subdivision, local permitting and building code compliance, and provides skilled representation at planning board heanings and zoning board appeals.

Condominiums, Subdivisions and Developments:  The formation and establishment of a Condominium, Subdivision or other Development can be an arduous process.  Rely on our Attorneys and Staff to guide you through this process. 

Boundary and Easement Disputes:  The State of Maine's rocky coastline, inland landscapes and historical origins contribute to a variety of claims relating to the location, useage rights and ownership of real property.  The District of Maine was annexed from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as part of the Missouri Compromise of 1820.  Since then, a complex and ever-changing body of law has developed to assist property owners in defining their boundaries, easement useages, and rights-of-way, and we can help clients traverse those uncertain paths.

Broker and Commission Disputes:  Disagreements may arise between buyers, sellers and real estate brokers over the listing agreement, commission charged, property disclosures or closing of the real estate transaction.  Maine Law provides for the protection of a broker who has earned a commission through the listing agreement.  Property disclosures are required in all residential transactions and can lead to a variety of claims and disputes. 

Liens and Attachments: A lien is a claim against property that secures the payment of a debt, mortgage, judgment or taxes.  An attachment is a court order that acts like a lien against one's property.  The firm's lawyers have assisted buyers, sellers, appraisers, brokers, contractors, material suppliers, engineers and surveyors to prosecute and defend all manner of lien claims that arise in real estate transactions.

Real Estate Litigation:  As noted above, real estate litigation can include lien claims, adverse possession (squatter's rights), boundary disputes, easement rights, interpretation of deeds, contract disputes, environmental issues, septic and well claims and myriad other matters.  Clients need counsel who is knowledgeable in real estate and business matters, as well as experienced in the courtroom. 


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