robert w. maher
Attorney-at-Law  · Partner with the Law Firm Dyer & Maher.
Real Estate

Real estate transactions, unlike other contracts not involving an offer to purchase or lease real property, are required to be in writing. Real property transfers or leases for more than a year must be written to be enforceable. Every state's real estate law governing home sales requires purchase contracts and other real estate contract forms, such as easements, leases for rental property for longer than a year, or seller's disclosure statement, to be in writing to be enforceable. Lot or land purchase contracts are subject to the Statute of Frauds which is the law requiring written real estate contract forms in home sales and other land contract situations.

For most people, the purchase and sale of their home is the most significant financial transaction they are ever involved in. Yet many go through the process with no independent objective advice or expertise upon which they can rely. I assist my clients in the drafting and negotiation of the contract for purchase and sale, which is the single most important aspect of the entire transaction. I also provide advice and assistance in the due diligence activities required by the buyer or the seller, preparation and examination of title information, dealing with lenders and their financing.