Warren Real Estate Lawyers

In all areas of life, there is a set of rules and regulations. Real estate in Warren, Michigan, is no exception. At Hirzel Law, PLC, our Warren real estate attorneys take great pride in providing quality legal representation that is second to none. Whatever your real estate needs, we are prepared to assist you with our comprehensive understanding of Michigan’s real estate laws. For trusted counsel on all matters in the real estate transaction and modification process, from residential development to commercial real estate, our team of Warren real estate lawyers is ready to help.  

There are numerous types and classifications of real estate, which make this field so complex. While real estate laws and regulations have been in existence for as long as people have conducted business and lived in homes, that does not imply it has been simplified. Hirzel Law’s Warren real estate lawyers bring extensive knowledge to businesses and residents to efficiently resolve all real estate matters they may experience in Warren, Michigan.

We Handle All Aspects of Real Estate Matters in Warren

At Hirzel Law, our Warren real estate attorneys counsel and advocate for landlords, homeowners, real estate developers, and numerous other commercial clients in real estate litigation. Our firm routinely manages a broad range of real estate law for our clients in Warren, Michigan, including the following areas: 

Boundary Disputes 

In Warren, boundary disputes typically occur when property owners claim title to additional land using the adverse possession doctrine. Adverse possession disputes frequently arise when neighboring property owners dispute whether a deed correctly outlines adjacent properties’ borders according to the parties’ historical use of the properties. Usually, boundary disputes arise after one property owner argues that the property owners of their predecessors in title have altered the property boundary line. Common claims relating to boundary disputes are linked to:

  • Acquiescence 
  • Adverse possession
  • Trespass

At Hirzel Law, our Warren real estate lawyers bring a wealth of experience to supporting property owners who face these issues. We can introduce a detailed and exhaustive inquiry into how boundaries and properties have been dealt with over a given period and help you identify the correct boundary between properties.

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate is heavily regulated in Michigan because of the potential to affect more individuals than any residential property does. If you are a Warren commercial real estate developer, look to Hirzel Law’s real estate attorneys to advise and educate you in all matters relating to sales, land purchases, and commercial development. Our Warren real estate lawyers are positioned to help with a broad range of real estate and commercial development matters relating to:

  • Construction contracts 
  • Construction liens
  • Construction litigation 
  • Due diligence 
  • Estoppel letters
  • Financing
  • Insurance analysis 
  • Land use and zoning requirements 
  • Leases
  • Letters of intent 
  • Promissory notes and guarantees 
  • Purchase agreements 

After the development project is complete, our Warren real estate lawyers safeguard your investment, assisting you with an extensive range of complex commercial litigation affairs.

Residential Development

Retaining an accomplished real estate lawyer to counsel you on Warren residential development is a significant advantage. Hirzel Law’s experienced real estate lawyers can help you navigate every aspect of residential development, providing reliable legal advice on matters such as:

  • Aiding 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 required governmental approvals
  • Preparing the master deed and bylaws to establish condominium projects
  • Preparing sales documents, like escrow agreements and disclosure statements
  • Resolving issues regarding building permits and certificates of occupancy

If you are a real estate developer, you can be confident that our real estate lawyers will advise you through the full sale and development cycle, ensuring that you comply with the Michigan Land Division Act or Michigan Condominium Act.

Title Disputes

One of the essential elements of Michigan real estate is establishing the status of title to the property, which confirms ownership of the property. If you find yourself in a title dispute, we highly recommend seeking legal advice to help you resolve it. Get in touch with our skilled real estate lawyers in Warren to help negotiate a resolution to the dispute before quiet title litigation is lodged.

If required, we can file a quiet title action and record a notice of Lis Pendens with the register of deeds. The Lis Pendens is designed to inform people that legal action is ongoing, and any transactions concerning the property will be subject to the court’s ruling. Quiet title actions can be used to confirm the proper title to property against hostile claimants, and a successful legal action ensures that claims from any other potential interest holders are barred. Whether negotiating a resolution to a title dispute or handling claims for superior title or adverse possession, Hirzel Law’s Warren real estate lawyers ensure provisions and contingencies are in our clients’ best interests to protect their rights in real property. 

Zoning/Land Use Planning

Per the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, appointed municipalities control many of the activities associated with land control and development. While this zoning authority is a prevalent means by which a municipality can direct property within its boundaries, the act defines government zoning’s obligations and governance.

Clients in Warren benefit from our real estate attorneys’ proven abilities to handle zoning and land use planning from project conception through municipal approval. We help builders, developers, and individual property owners in resolving this process by: 

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

While real estate litigation is not always necessary, in some instances, the modifications to a plat—like vacating, rectifying, or changing a highway or other land set aside for public use—require the filing of a lawsuit in a Michigan Circuit Court. The Michigan Land Division Act sets forth the circumstances under which a court order is required to modify a plat. Upon entry of a final order, MCL 560.227a defines how the property title will vest after vacating.  

Our Warren real estate legal lawyers are here to help you in revising and amending plats, whether through litigation or any other approaches allowed under the Michigan Land Division Act. 

Partner with Our Seasoned Warren Real Estate Lawyers 

HOA RulesAt Hirzel Law, PLC, our Warren real estate lawyers are highly experienced in Michigan’s real estate laws and regulations. 

Our dedication to staying on the leading edge of real estate law trends enables us to take on the difficult cases in the courtroom while ensuring our clients are prepared for all the possible outcomes. Hirzel Law’s real estate lawyers have received multiple peer awards for our accomplishments in real estate laws, including Michigan Top Lawyers and an “AV Preeminent” Rating by Martindale-Hubbell—the highest rating given to lawyers based on professionalism, ethics, and legal ability. 

We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality of legal representation and are ready to help you with almost any real estate legal need. To talk to one of our award-winning Warren real estate attorneys today about your real estate matter, complete a contact form or call 248-986-2290.