Real Estate

What Is an Easement in South Carolina?

Imagine that you’ve found the perfect starter home on a charming plot of land. You’ve acquired the property, you’re starting to unpack, and you’re looking forward to doing some nesting in your new house. Then, you see one of your neighbors driving across your property on the way to run errands. A little frustrating, right? [...]

What You Need to Know About Deeds and Property Transfers in South Carolina

For many people, terms like “deeds” or “property” bring to mind games of Monopoly around a table with friends or family. While the game of Monopoly does give some insight into the world of property deeds, understanding property deeds go far beyond their use in a children’s board game. Indeed, property deeds have very real [...]

2018-10-11T20:09:41+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Real Estate|Tags: , , , , |

The Ins and Outs of Property Titles in South Carolina

The success that people experience with owning and transferring property can be heavily influenced by a title they have and how they are affected by the law. Real property stands out among alternatives by aiming to show who owns a house, apartment and similar establishments, and attorneys such as Watts Law Firm PA serves to [...]

2018-10-16T20:08:51+00:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: Real Estate|Tags: , , , |

What is the Difference Between Warranty and Quitclaim Deeds in South Carolina?

As a probate and real estate attorney, located in Summerville, South Carolina, I am often asked to explain the difference between and warranty and quitclaim deeds. Buying a home or other real estate is exciting, but it comes with a seemingly endless maze of paperwork. One of the most important documents in the process is the [...]

2018-05-24T13:45:05+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Real Estate|

What Are the Reasons Why a Real Estate Title Could Be Defective and Unmarketable in South Carolina?

As a probate and estate attorney, located in Summerville, South Carolina, I am often asked how and why real estate titles could be defective. Your home may be new to you, but every property has a history. Title problems can turn a home that you bought for $250,000 into one that’s worth $1. A thorough [...]

What is a Legal Description and Why is it Important in South Carolina?

As a real estate attorney located in Summerville, South Carolina, I am often asked about real estate legal descriptions and their importance. In this article, I will define a legal description, where the legal description can be located, the most common types of writing legal descriptions and how legal descriptions differ from other forms of description [...]

What Should I Consider Before Purchasing a Timeshare in South Carolina?

As a real estate attorney, located in Summerville, South Carolina, I have counseled clients on purchasing timeshares in South Carolina and even those facing a timeshare foreclosure. There are important questions that require answers before purchasing a timeshare. In this article, I will discuss canceling a timeshare contract, refunds and foreclosure procedures in South Carolina. Can [...]

What is an Easement in South Carolina?

As a real estate attorney in Summerville, South Carolina, I am often asked by clients to explain easements and the laws surrounding them. In this article, I will define easement, explain the difference between servient and dominant estates, how to create an easement and the difference between expressed and implied easements. What is an Easement [...]

When Should I Consider a Contract Rescission in South Carolina?

As a real estate attorney in Summerville, South Carolina, I have experience with people who did not get what they paid for. If you purchase a product, the price of the item should be proportional. For example, you purchased a large-ticket item, such as a house,  and soon discover that the seller did not disclose an [...]

When Can I Rescind a Property Purchase in South Carolina?

As a real estate attorney in Summerville, South Carolina, I have experience with those who bought a house only to discover that the seller did not disclose an important fact—the entire plumbing system needs to be replaced and you are now responsible for the maintenance costs. Furthermore, the home’s value has dropped significantly since its purchase. [...]