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Helping clients with their real estate and property right needs.

Real estate and real property are often used interchangeably, but they have different meanings under the law. Real estate is familiar to almost anybody who has purchased a home or a building: it is the land and all the structures on that land. Real property is more all-encompassing, it is the land and the structures, but also includes what is called a “bundle of rights.” These rights include:

  • The right of possession: If you hold the title, you have the right to occupy the property.
  • The right of control: As the owner, you control the use of the property within the limits of the law.
  • The right of exclusion: You have the right to exclude others from using or entering the property.
  • The right of enjoyment: You can enjoy the use of the property in a legal manner.
  • The right of disposition: As title holder, you can sell, rent, or transfer ownership or use of the property at will.

At Tate Law Offices, PLLC in Liberty Lake, we provide legal services for property owners, purchasers, and sellers. Our priority is to ensure smooth transactions, to advocate for our clients in land use and zoning issues and to protect the rights of property owners.

Property transactions.

Whether you are buying, selling, or leasing property, we help you from start to finish. Having an experienced Spokane County real property lawyer on your side helps ensure that you avoid potential pitfalls along the way. We provide guidance and assistance in all facets of the transaction, including:

  • Negotiations;
  • Title searches;
  • Title insurance;
  • Disclosures;
  • Contracts/Purchase agreements;
  • Closing documents; and
  • Leases.

Commercial property generally refers to office buildings, retail spaces, industrial facilities, or land intended for commercial use or development. For the purchaser, it is imperative to know that the local laws will allow the intended use of the property, that the title is clear, and that financing is secured. The seller also needs representation to negotiate commissions with agents, negotiate prices with buyers, and ensure that documents and contracts are accurate and in their best interest.

Residential property transactions may not always be as simple as they seem. Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases most of us make in our lives, and we want to make sure that the transaction is smooth and problem-free. Representing the purchaser of a residential property means making sure that there are no unpleasant surprises. In addition to helping with negotiations, titles, and purchase agreements, we will review your closing disclosure, the document that provides the final details about your mortgage.

Land use and zoning.

Land use and zoning issues require the ability to interact with local zoning boards, state and federal environmental and land use agencies, to be familiar with community master plans, and to keep abreast of rapidly changing laws. Whether you are applying for a variance or have concerns regarding environmental matters that affect your land use, we provide the legal guidance you need to get the best possible outcome for your matter.

Representing clients across a wide range of real property legal needs.

To learn more about how Tate Law Offices, PLLC in Liberty Lake can help you, please contact us online or call our office at (509) 994-1599 to schedule a consultation. We serve clients throughout Spokane County and surrounding areas.