Real Estate

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+00:00December 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 [...]

Heir’s Property Law in South Carolina

If you've been in the Summerville or Charleston area long enough, you've probably heard the phrase "Heir's Properties".  Many people, including those living on or with a claim to heir's property, may not be sure what it means. After the Civil War, many African-Americans purchased or were deeded land around the Lowcountry.  Many of these [...]

2017-11-03T09:17:39+00:00November 15th, 2016|Categories: Probate, Real Estate|Tags: |