Kalamazoo Real Estate Lawyers

Kalamazoo Real Estate LawyersFor many real estate professionals in Kalamazoo, managing legal matters can be complex and challenging to do alone. Although many of the nuanced and specialized aspects of real estate law in Michigan can be difficult to navigate, the team of lawyers at Hirzel Law are trained to handle everything from acquiescence to zoning ordinance. 

Years of experience have given the legal professionals at Hirzel Law an advantage when it comes to facing difficult legal challenges related to Kalamazoo real estate laws. If you are facing a complex real estate matter in Kalamazoo, you need a knowledgeable lawyer who can provide you with dedicated legal counsel and experienced representation. 

Our Lawyers Handle Diverse Real Estate Cases in Kalamazoo 

Here at Hirzel Law, PLC, our real estate lawyers proudly represent a variety of diverse cases in Kalamazoo. We have worked closely with members of our local community to assist them in important decisions related to land development, construction, real estate litigation, and more.

Boundary Disputes

Certain Kalamazoo real estate cases may involve neighbors who submit a dispute about a property line that you share, which is known as a boundary dispute. These disputes can sometimes involve uncertainty related to the deeds outlining the property owned by you and your neighbor and can easily be resolved with experienced legal counsel. Other disputes may be tied to shared property that is listed in both deeds as being owned by both parties. Many Kalamazoo boundary dispute cases involve: 

  • Acquiescence 
  • Adverse possession
  • Trespassing

Here at Hirzel Law, our lawyers have experience working with property owners who face these difficult matters. In cases of boundary disputes, we routinely investigate the situation on your behalf and present you with a fact-intensive assessment that explains how boundaries and properties have been treated over time, which can help you decipher the exact border around your property.

Commercial Real Estate

The lawyers at Hirzel Law are skilled in managing commercial real estate cases. We have worked with many commercial real estate developers who required counsel for Kalamazoo land purchases, sales, and commercial development. Our dedicated real estate lawyers are trained to expertly handle commercial real estate and development matters such as:

  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Liens
  • Construction Litigation
  • Due Diligence
  • Estoppel Letters
  • Financing
  • Insurance Analysis
  • Land Usage 
  • Leases
  • Letters of Intent
  • Promissory Notes and Guarantees
  • Purchase Agreements
  • Zoning Requirements

One of the ways that the real estate lawyers at Hirzel Law, PLC, ensure our client’s success is our continued assistance after a project is completed. Our lawyers continue to provide reliable protection for your real estate investment and can work with you to manage diverse commercial development matters. 

Residential Development

Kalamazoo real estate professionals are familiar with how difficult it can be to navigate problems related to residential development in Michigan. Retaining the services of a skilled real estate lawyer is one of the best ways to ensure that you can resolve any property development issue. Our team of real estate development lawyers can work with you in Kalamazoo to cover different possible solutions to the matter while taking care of additional legal matters throughout the process of development, including:

  • Assisting with the construction of individual homes
  • Drafting appropriate rules and regulations for all types of residential developments
  • Drafting declarations, covenants, and restrictions for subdivisions
  • Helping developers obtain the necessary governmental approvals
  • Preparing the master deed and bylaws to establish condominium projects
  • Preparing sales documents, like disclosure statements and escrow agreements
  • Resolving issues concerning building permits and certificates of occupancy

Although it can be challenging to manage real estate law as a developer, the lawyers at Hirzel Law will work with you through each step of the process to ensure the success of your Kalamazoo real estate development project. Our team can also help you uphold ongoing compliance with the Fair Housing Act, the Michigan Condominium Act, or Michigan Land Division Act.

Title Disputes

Cases of title disputes involve a pair of landowners with adjoining properties who disagree on the true owner of a piece of either property. It is necessary that those who purchase Kalamazoo property are confident that it is zoned for their intended use, the boundaries of those properties are consistent with previous descriptions of their purpose, and no one else has legal claim to the ownership of the properties. Taking on a title dispute case in Kalamazoo is complicated to handle on your own, but an established lawyer can help you resolve the dispute without resorting to litigation.

Depending on the nature of the case and what it requires, our lawyers can submit a quiet title action and a notice of lis pendens to the proper register of deeds. In certain cases, quiet title actions can help verify the appropriate title to the property against any hostile claimants, as well as ensuring that future claims from other interest holders are forbidden.

Zoning/Land Use Planning

Under the guidelines of the Zoning Enabling Act, the State of Michigan appointed control to municipalities regarding tasks associated with land control and development. The Zoning Enabling Act establishes government zoning obligations and authorization, which is one of the main ways a city can govern property within its boundaries. At Hirzel Law, PLC, our real estate lawyers are experienced in managing cases involving land use, zoning issues, project planning, and obtaining municipal approval in Kalamazoo. Our team has proudly worked with various builders, developers, and other property owners to assist them with:

  • Appearing before a board for zoning approval or appeals
  • Splitting lots and obtaining the necessary municipal approval
  • Pursuing a zoning variance
  • Interpreting ordinances

It is important to note that legal action is not always a prerequisite for moving forward with these types of cases. However, the modifications to a plat — like vacating, correcting, or changing a highway or other land that is specifically reserved for public use — necessitate the filing of a lawsuit in a Michigan Circuit Court. To understand the conditions where a court order is required to revise a plat, read the Michigan Land Division Act. Once a final order has been obtained by a court, MCL 560.227a then determines how the property title will vest after it has been vacated. 

Speak with a Skilled Real Estate Lawyer in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Real estate matters in Kalamazoo can be difficult to manage without the help of an experienced legal professional. Here at Hirzel Law, PLC, our lawyers are trained to work with a diverse selection of challenging real estate cases in Kalamazoo. We work side-by-side with our Kalamazoo real estate clients to manage each case with the attention it deserves. If your real estate case requires dedicated legal representation, Hirzel Law is here to help. 

The team at Hirzel Law, PLC, has been awarded by our community for our passionate commitment to client satisfaction, as well as being nationally recognized by associations such as Best Lawyers, Leading Lawyers, Michigan Top Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and the Community Association Institute’s College of Community Association Lawyers. 

To schedule your consultation with one of our knowledgeable real estate lawyers, call us at (248) 986-2921 or contact us online today.