Nashville Residential Real Estate

Buying or selling a home is probably the most significant financial transaction that anyone undertakes in their lifetime. While this can be an exciting time, without the proper legal guidance, the process can be frustrating, overwhelming and more expensive than necessary.  Even if there are no obvious disagreements between the Buyer and Seller it is advisable for each party to enter into real estate transactions with their own attorney who can help steer them away from common pitfalls and make the transaction an enjoyable experience. 

Residential Real Estate Lawyer in Nashville, TN

In addition to real estate transactions, we assist with the following residential and commercial real estate issues:

  • Land use
  • Easements
  • Zoning
  • Tax-Free Exchanges
  • Foreclosures
  • Real Estate Tax Protests
  • Breach of contract
  • Buyer-seller disputes
  • Landlord-tenant disputes

Does Tennessee Require An Attorney for Real Estate?

No, Tennessee does not legally require using an attorney for real estate transactions. However, having experienced real estate counsel is highly recommended to protect your interests, ensure proper documentation, and avoid costly mistakes. An attorney can review contracts, negotiate terms, navigate regulations, and handle closings. While optional, attorneys are considered indispensable advisors for most real estate deals.

What Is A Ladybird Deed?

A ladybird deed, also called an enhanced life estate deed, is a special type of deed used in some states like Tennessee to transfer property while retaining a life estate. This customized deed allows the grantor to deed their home to beneficiaries, yet continue living there until death without giving up ownership and control. Upon the grantor's death, full ownership automatically transfers to the beneficiaries without probate. Ladybird deeds provide an alternative method for asset protection and Medicaid planning.

Real Estate Transactions

We represent Buyers, Sellers and Financial Institutions from drafting a Purchase and Sale Contract through obtaining the final Title Insurance Policy. 

We offer our clients broad based real estate legal advice and representation in the following transactions: 

  • Real Estate Sales Transactions
  • Closings 
  • Construction Contracts
  • Leases
  • Mortgage-Based Financing Transactions

Contact Our Nashville Residential Real Estate Lawyer 

If you are considering buying or selling property, having a capable real estate lawyer can help you to make strategic decisions. Call our office today or complete the contact form on our website to set up a consultation.

Tennessee Residential Real Estate Attorney Helping Clients in Davidson County, William County, Brentwood and Nashville.

With two offices in Nashville and Brentwood, J. Trent Lehman assists clients with Residential Real Estate Matters, Foreclosures, Commercial Real Estate, Contracts, Estate Planning and Personal Injury throughout the entire state of Tennessee.

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