Real Estate Law or Real Property Law can include legal issues involving both residential and commercial properties.
Real estate disputes can involve purchase contracts, assisting with the rental or sale of residential homes, commercial buildings, farm, ranch or rural land.
Real estate law also includes the financing of residence, foreclosure defense, land use and zoning issues and dispute between landlords and tenants.
When choosing a real estate lawyer in North Carolina consider the attorney's experience in resolving similar disputes. Attorney fees are often charged on an hourly basis or at a flat rate... Read more »
Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law in North Carolina - Real estate law was first proposed as a potential specialty area to the North Carolina Bar in 1982. Real estate law was divided into subcategories of commercial real estate and residential real estate in October of 1985.
Thereafter, the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization designated real property law, including the subspecialties of real property-residential transactions and real property-business, commercial, and industrial transactions as a field of law for certification of specialists under the North Carolina Plan of Legal Specialization.
State Bar Rules, Ch. 1, Subch. D, .2102 defines the specialty of "real property law" as the "practice of law dealing with real property transactions, including title examination, property transfers, financing, leases, and determination of property rights. Subspecialties in the field are identified and defined as follows:
(a) Real Property Law-Residential Transactions. The practice of law dealing with the acquisition, ownership, leasing, financing, use, transfer and disposition, of residential real property by individuals;
(b) Real Property Law-Business, Commercial, and Industrial Transactions. The practice of law dealing with the acquisition, ownership, leasing, management, financing, development, use, transfer, and disposition of residential, business, commercial, and industrial real property."
Founded in 1978, ACREL is the largest organization in the United States for attorneys devoted to real estate law. Admission in ACREL is by invitation only after a rigorous screening procedure. The College gathers together the top real estate lawyers in North Carolina and throughout the country who are distinguished for their skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct.