Buying or selling real property requires conducting extensive due diligence and navigating a series of complex legal and financial processes. Even the most straightforward transactions tend to require legal guidance, but when obstacles or disputes arise, it is in your best interest to seek a capable advocate. At the Law Office of Christopher Baudino, we are committed to helping home buyers and sellers take control of their situations. Our El Cerrito real estate lawyer offers thoughtful, attentive representation and has a strong track record of obtaining favorable results for our clients. We will help you understand your legal options and do everything we can to secure your desired outcome.
Our team at the Law Office of Christopher Baudino represents individuals and small businesses in real estate conflicts. No matter the nature or complexity of your case, we have the skills and knowledge to effectively protect your interests in and out of the courtroom.
Our El Cerrito real estate attorney can assist you with situations involving:
- Fraud and Nondisclosure. Fraud generally occurs when an important fact is misrepresented or concealed. Fraud can also happen when a promise is made with no intent to fulfill it. Sellers must disclose all known property hazards and defects that may have a significant impact on the property’s value.
- Breach of Contracts to Purchase. Sellers and buyers can both be liable for breaching a purchase agreement. A seller who agrees to a transaction but backs out at the last moment can in some cases be ordered to go through with the sale. Conversely, a buyer who backs out – even when they are able to perform – can be liable to the seller for the excess purchase price over the market price.
- Partitions, Ejectments, and Quiet Title. Co-owners of a property may sometimes disagree on whether to sell it. They may even disagree about who legally owns the property. California courts offer several different procedures to resolve disputes about who has rights to property and what should happen to it. We can also assist with boundary disputes and nuisance abatements.
We signed a contract to buy a home, but the seller didn't tell us the foundation was falling apart. Chris stepped in for us, "talked it over" with the seller and their attorney, and the next thing we know our deposit is back in our hands!Winston