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We advise our clients regarding residential and commercial agreements, closings, liens, title searches, land use and zoning matters, boundary or easement disputes, agreements of sale, foreclosures, government takings, and tax or sheriff’s sales.
The real estate litigation lawyers at Clymer, Musser & Sarno represent real estate developers, business owners, and individuals to resolve real estate disputes and transactions. Here are a few types of real estate litigation that we commonly handle for our clients.
The legal process where the lender attempts to recover the balance of the loan from the borrower, who has stopped making payments. The borrower mortgaged the property or, in other words, gave the lender a security interest in the property. Foreclosure is the process of selling the property to get back the money owed. The process begins with litigation in the Court of Common Pleas, followed by Writs to have the Sheriff sell the property at a Sheriff’s Sale.
After purchasing a property, typically after a foreclosure, the new owner may find that the previous owner, tenant, or squatter is still occupying the property. As the Sheriff merely sells the property, the person who was foreclosed on may have stayed the entire time. The new owner now must remove that person to take possession; the legal way to do so is through the process called Ejectment. Ejectment involves filing a suit in the Court of Common Pleas and showing rightful ownership to take possession.
When anyone owns property, they want to be able to say they have the property “free and clear.” However, sometimes there is an old mortgage, lien, easement, restriction or even fraudulent activity still attached to the property. Quiet Title Action is getting the Court to clear that title and quiet anyone else’s claim to it.
When agreeing to purchase a property, an Agreement of Sale contract establishes the parameters of that purchase. The contract also sets a time frame for the settlement date and any contingencies related to the acquisition.
An easement is a legal right to use or cross another’s property for a specified purpose. Common examples are utility easements allowing telephone lines, gas lines, etc.; however, sometimes easements can be more inconvenient to the owner. In some cases, an easement may grant access across one’s land to another or, even worse, restricts the landowner from doing something that would otherwise be permissible.