Real Estate

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 [...]

2018-02-14T17:14:15+00:00 January 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. [...]

Suit to Quiet Title in South Carolina

As a real estate and probate attorney in Summerville, South Carolina, I frequently deal with quiet title actions in South Carolina. In a previous post, I discussed quiet title actions in general terms. In this article, I explain when you might find yourself involved in a quiet title action (or the basic reasons for a quiet [...]

What is a Quiet Title Action?

As a probate and real estate attorney in Summerville, SC, I’m often asked to explain the meaning of a “Quiet Title” or “Quiet Title Action”.  A quiet title is a term often used when there is a dispute or defect in the title or ownership of a piece of property. A dispute may arise when [...]

2016-12-07T00:12:31+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Categories: Real Estate|

How Does Adverse Possession Work in South Carolina?

It baffles most people when I tell them that it is possible to take claim of someone else’s land for free in South Carolina. By occupying and using another person’s land, eventually the inhabitant can legally claim the land as their own. Of course, the entire process is a bit more complicated than that, but [...]