Real Estate Disputes in New Jersey
Real Estate disputes in Monmouth County, NJ, come in all shapes and sizes. The claimants can be sellers, buyers, brokers, developers, management companies, lenders, mortgage companies, condominium associations, contractors, the government and other business entities. The property can be a stand-alone home, a residential unit, a co-op or condominium or a commercial property.
Since disputes can occur before the sale, during the negotiations, after the agreement of sale and even after the buyer has moved into the new house or building, you need an experienced New Jersey real estate lawyer on your side.
At Garland & Mason, L.L.C., we are well-versed in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate. If you find yourself in the middle of a dispute over real estate, then we can assist you. We want to make sure you have the right documentation to support or defend your claim, help you explore all your options, negotiate on your behalf and, when appropriate, prepare your case for trial. Your attorney will handle all claims before arbitrators, mediators and in trial court.
What are Some Common Real Estate Disputes?
- Collection and Repossession. If the bank is foreclosing on your home is or the bills are more than you can handle, then you have remedies. A bankruptcy petition can also automatically stay collection or foreclosure actions.
- Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. This bankruptcy chapter may allow you keep the home. It lets you get rid of unsecured debts and reaffirm the mortgage. Additionally, you may possibly use a federal or state exemption to save your home.
- Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Called the “reorganization bankruptcy,” Chapter 13 may allow you to pay the arrears over five years and strip worthless mortgages and liens.
- Stop Foreclosure. New Jersey foreclosure mediation can help you resolve loan delinquencies, get qualified financial counseling and work pay-out arrangements.
- Zoning and Land Use Issues. Whether it is a new real estate building or project or an upgrade or variance to an existing property, a subdivision, or any other concern, zoning and land use laws may become challenges you need to overcome.
- Environmental Disputes. The Environmental Protection Agency, as well as state and local agencies, have increased their environmental regulations regarding real estate.
- Eminent Domain. If the government moves to take your property based on eminent domain laws, then it must pay fair market value.
- Clear Title Disputes. If you are having trouble giving or getting clear title to your property, then you need someone to investigate and resolve the case.
- Homeowner Disputes. If your homeowner’s insurance company is not paying a claim, then you may be entitled to bad faith damages if they are unreasonably denying payment or delaying your claim.
There are many other real estate disputes including restrictive covenants, construction performance, commercial leases, landlord/tenant issues and more. A qualified attorney New Jersey real estate lawyer can help guide you in finding the best resolution.
Garland & Mason, L.L.C. Will Help You Resolve and Get Damages for Your Real Estate Disputes
If you have any concern about real estate matters of any type, then we invite you to talk to our New Jersey real estate attorneys. Call Garland & Mason, L.L.C., at (732) 358-2028 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. Our Manalapan law firm serves businesses and individuals in Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex and surrounding counties of New Jersey. We are just 15 minutes from the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. Parking is free.