When it comes to purchasing of a home, many first time buyers, particularly those who are young, do not know that getting a lawyer is one of the things they should be doing and they think too much about the property they should buy as well as the money. However, the transfer of money and the contract to be signed if you are getting a mortgage is something that has a lot of legal aspects and you need someone who understands that helping you. You do not have to nod to the first figure quoted in buying a house which is where negotiations comes in but if you do not have strong points or great negotiation skills then you will flounder and your best shot is getting a lawyer who does this well to help you. Once you have agreed with the seller on the price and the process of transfer can proceed, your lawyer will go through the clauses in the contract to check out whether they are in your best interest because sometimes malicious people can include clauses which will have negative consequences to you in the future.
When it comes to selling a property, you need hard evidence to confirm that the property owner is not lying to you because anyone can pose as a property owner. When you do a title search, you will get real information on the real owner of the property which is great in identifying impersonators. Buying a property that does not belong to the seller you are dealing with will not make it yours and you will be kicked out by the original owner if this gets to their attention. Besides losing the home you thought was yours, finding the person who conned you will be near impossible. When it comes to title search, attorneys do not leave anything to chance which is why you need to get one when you are buying your first home.
When you do a title search, you will learn about unpaid land rates, property taxes and even circumstances where the house has already been used as security for different things. In the event that you end up acquiring a property that already has these issues, you will suffer the consequences and legally the previous owner will not be accountable. You will have the upper hand in negotiations if there is information that allows you to bargain better and if there are other issues then you will force the previous owner to own up to them. When property is being sold, there are rules to be followed and they are legal enforceable. The law does require an attorney to be present.