Real Estate Issues Require an Experienced Attorney
Whether you are a contractor, a lender, a community association representative or an individual, real estate is big business. For a lot of people, it is the most significant investment they will make in their lives. For businesses, it often is a chance to improve their bottom line. In either case, you want proven legal counsel working for you. The San Antonio area law firm of Thurman & Phillips P.C., led by founding attorney Michael B. Thurman, has the experience you need.
Experienced with the Full Spectrum of Real Estate Matters
We can help you navigate a variety of real estate issues, including:
- Management and operation, including negotiation
- Preparation of purchase and sale agreements for both sellers and purchasers
- Land use (including platting, zoning and utility services)
- Development of commercial projects
- Development of residential projects (including planned unit developments)
- Covenant preparation
- Conditions and restrictions
- Negotiation and preparation of easements and license agreements
- Title issues
- Curative work
- Negotiation and preparation of leases (from commercial to hunting leases)
We are prepared to represent you before a variety of government agencies and administrative bodies. Our team will also litigate title issues.
Navigating Texas State Real Estate Laws
There are a variety of real estate laws specific to Texas. We can help you navigate these issues and keep them from becoming problems. Some of the most common Texas real estate legal issues we assist with include:
- Property management companies must have a real estate broker’s license. If you are going to lease real estate, negotiate a real estate lease, aid in locating real estate that is to be leased, accept or deposit rent from a single-family residence or represent an owner, you must have a real estate broker’s license. If you are a salaried employee of a property owner, you do not need a license to manage or lease property owned by your employer.
- Lease and rental agreements. There are no limits on security deposits. The deposit must be returned within 30 days of termination of the lease. The landlord can keep 30 percent for cleaning and repairs.
- Homestead protection laws. The laws in Texas relating to homestead protection are some of the strongest in the nation. They provide many more protections against forced sales than federal laws.