Many of our readers in North Carolina probably think that any legal matter that leads to “litigation” is going to be overly complicated, tense and will end in front of a jury. However, the reality is usually quite different. With the right approach to litigation, legal matters can be handled effectively and efficiently, and will likely be resolved long before the need for a jury arises. This can be especially true in real estate litigation.
Real estate disputes in NC
Under the umbrella of “real estate” litigation, our readers would find many different potential issues. Disputes over contracts, such as leases or purchase agreements, could be one type of legal issue, while homeowner association issues and landlord-tenant disputes occur regularly as well. Some people may have disputes with their neighbors, involving issues such as boundary disputes or adverse possession claims. Although all of these issues may sound like “legalese” and, therefore, potentially complicated, many real estate disputes can be resolved with a direct, fact-based approach.
Many real estate disputes involve property that has a recorded history of ownership, leases and easements, for example. When there are written documents that all of the parties can refer to with ease, and with confidence that they are accurate, a dispute could have a pathway toward resolution in front of all parties involved – needing only a negotiated solution between the parties. But, of course, there are some disputes that do not have this type of clarity, and litigation is the only option.
At our law firm, we understand that real estate matters can come in all shapes and sizes, from simple to complicated. We do our best to help our clients understand their options so that they can choose the right approach to handle their own unique issues. For more information, please visit the real estate litigation overview section of our law firm’s website.