Longmont Real Estate Construction Lawyers

Our Longmont real estate attorneys at Jorgensen Brownell & Pepin, P.C. understand just how important real estate is. The state of Colorado contains some of the most beautiful land to be found anywhere in the world, and there is nothing quite like the thrill involved in putting your name on a part of it. Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients enjoy and protect their real estate, and we take great pride in ensuring that our clients benefit from the full protections allowed by the law.

For legal real estate services, call (720) 809-8310 for an initial consultation.

Contract Preparation, Drafting, & Editing

Real estate contracts are complex documents that are legally binding. A real estate contract is needed when a person would like to purchase, sell, exchange, or lease their real estate. The contract is the backbone of any deal. You must assume that anything allowed by a contract can and will be done. That's why our real estate lawyers review the implications of a real estate transaction for your estate plan, taxes, business, or divorce. Technical language and clauses in a real estate contract could lead to problems and litigation in the future.

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Our Experience

At Jorgensen Brownell, & Pepin, our Longmont real estate attorneys have significant experience reviewing and drafting real estate contracts for our client's benefit. Our attorneys break down the technical terms in a real estate contract in order for our clients to understand their rights and responsibilities. We identify clauses that expose you to liability and we propose additional language to protect you. Gerald L. Jorgensen is licensed not only in the practice of law but also is a Colorado Licensed Employing Real Estate Broker with 25 years of experience in real estate transactions with computer generated standard contracting forms that can be quickly and efficiently be drafted. Having real estate sale experience and readily available forms is a great help to For-Sale-By-Owner (FiSBO) transactions.

Note that: Colorado law prohibits option contracts on real estate by non-licensed persons. Many Get-Rich-In-Real-Estate seminars and or organizations fail to recognize that the procedures or techniques taught may simply be illegal in the state of Colorado. Before entering into any option to purchase or take-over-the-payments agreement, the public is strongly advised to seek legal advice from a real estate attorney like those at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

Boundary Line & Easement Disputes

We understand that there is nothing funny about a modern day Hatfield and McCoy dispute between to landowners fighting for what they believe is a piece of their land. For years, our firm has represented property owners in settling disputes involving easements and boundary lines. Whether your particular scenario involves a shared driveway, irrigation issues, or a simple question of where your property ends and theirs starts, stop playing the guessing game and contact us right away for a initial consultation about how we can help you settle the issue quickly.

Ownership Interest Determination & Partition

In the rural areas of Colorado, vast tracts of property can go years without notice, only to suddenly have two or more entities claiming title and demanding to know who owns what. Other times, land must be divided up among individuals or entities that simply cannot agree on what belongs to whom. In hectic times like these, we put our experience and knowledge to work to achieve optimal results for our clients. Should you find yourself in just such a position, do not waste valuable time waiting to see what might happen. That is exactly what the other side is hoping you will do.

Foreclosures & Evictions

Foreclosure occurs when a creditor, such as a bank or mortgage company, obtains a court order preventing a mortgagor from their right of redemption. For example, when a homeowner is unable to make payments on a mortgage or deed of trust to a lender, the creditor can pursue foreclosure to sell the property of the owner and apply the proceeds to the debt and peruse. Before foreclosure is complete, the owner of the property generally has a cure period to pay-off the debt to the creditor. However, if the creditor is successful in a judicial foreclosure, the creditor can serve you a legal notice to evict you from the property. New statutory changes have increased cure periods, but have done away with many redemption rights so that a sale date can equal an eviction date. We will work diligently with you to protect your interests in the event of a foreclosure and eviction. Contact our attorneys to see how these legislative changes can affect your liens and mortgages.

Real Estate Titles & Closings

Real estate transactions present financial and investment opportunities, as well as risk. Real estate titles and closings involve transferring ownership in real estate from one party to another.

In order to transfer ownership in real estate, several important steps must be completed such as:

  • Ordering title search on the property
  • Reviewing title property
  • Investigating any liens in the title report
  • Clearing up any discrepancies
  • Obtaining title insurance
  • Recording the necessary deeds
  • Disbursing funds to the proper parties

At the law office of Jorgensen Brownell, & Pepin, P.C., our Longmont real estate lawyers protect our clients from potential legal and financial setbacks through preventative legal strategies intended to protect your interests. Reviewing contract terms and conditions involved in commercial and residential real estate deals, we identify clauses that expose you to liability and propose additional language to protect you. When zoning or land use issues arise, we work with government agencies to resolve matters in a timely, efficient manner.

HOA Formation, Collection, & Management Issues

A Home Owner's Association (HOA) is an organization established by a community to govern the rules of that community. An HOA is a beneficial organization for people with shared neighborhood values. The HOA determines rules regarding what homeowners can and cannot do in their homes and how money is spent on shared property. Homeowner's association establishes covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&R). CC&R generally have rules that govern what a homeowner can or cannot do. For example, a CC&R may contain rules regarding the number of people that may occupy a house or the colors one can paint the house.

A HOA is very much like a small corporation - it needs to be well managed with clear rules and regulations to ensure the best possible experience for all involved. Like a corporation, a HOA has several powers including providing services to its community, regulating activities, and imposing fines. Similarly, HOA boards can appoint officers and create committees. We can draw up initial charters, contracts, and help settle disputes before they arise. At Jorgensen Brownell, & Pepin, P.C., our real estate attorneys can advise you on the formation, collection, and management issues surrounding a HOA.

Home Inspection Resources

Ordering home inspections on your real estate property is an important step in the process of buying or selling your property. There are different types of inspections that should be ordered on the property, including pest and termite inspection. A pest and termite inspection will help you determine the work needed to remedy current termite problems and to prevent future infestation problems. Additionally, an inspector will be needed to examine the structural, electrical, plumbing, and roofing systems for the property. Our real estate lawyers can have your property inspected by an impartial evaluator. This is done to assess the current condition of your real estate and how that condition affects your investments. By understanding your choices, we can offer measures you can undertake now to avoid financial and legal problems in the future.

Zoning & P.U.D. (Planned Urban Development)

Land and zoning laws can substantially affect how a property owner or developers intend to use their property. Land and zoning laws are used by local governments to assignment land for particular use. Land and zoning laws can regulate the kinds of structures and activities that may occur on the land, the size of lots, location of buildings on the lot, and much more. Land and zoning laws are also used by local governments to prevent new development from interfering with preexisting land purposes and to control the pace of development and growth. Planned Urban Development (PUD) is a means of land regulation which promotes large-scale, unified land development.

PUD is a zoning classification for land that contains a mixture of various land uses including:

  • Residential housing
  • Recreation
  • Industrial buildings
  • Open land
  • Commercial centers

When zoning or land use issues arise, we work with government agencies to resolve matters in a timely, efficient manner. We can protect your real estate investment with comprehensive legal advice and aggressive representation.

Landlord - Tennant Law

Landlord-tenant law is governed both by the contract you signed and by state and city code. Whether you are the landlord or the tenant, there are various issues that should be considered when signing a lease.

For example, lease agreements contain various clauses regarding:

  • The termination of the lease
  • Eviction
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Security deposit
  • Privacy
  • Issues regarding subleases and assignments

Our real estate attorneys can advise you of your rights and responsibilities as a landlord or tenant of the property. Our attorneys have developed a comprehensive lease agreement that can quickly handle evictions while giving the landowner certainty as to cost with the use of flat fee agreements. Quick response times and package notice to vacate plans makes landlord's worst duties easy and efficient. Additionally, our attorneys can advise tenants if their landlord violated duties and responsibilities under the lease or state and city code.

Leasing & Financing

Leasing and Financing are processes in which assets or money are given or obtained in return for a series of contractual and periodic payments. The terms of a leasing and financing agreement vary depending on the needs of each party. By reviewing your contract and applicable code to identify issues, we can advise you on your obligations, start negotiations and mediations on your behalf, or even prepare litigation to protect your rights and property.

Perpetual Cemetery Trusts

A perpetual trust is a trust that holds significant assets and can last for a significant period of time, depending on the governing state law. Generally, a perpetual trust will remain free of transfer tax during its existence. Cemetery and church organizations can use perpetual trusts to not only maintain existing cemetery land, but can use the power of each to expand facilities. At Jorgensen Brownell, & Pepin, P.C., our real estate attorneys can advise your church or organization regarding how to establish to perpetual cemetery trust. Additionally, we can advise you regarding the drawbacks, benefits, rights, and responsibilities of establishing a perpetual cemetery trust.

Subdivision Development

A subdivision is large areas of land divided into lots, tracts, or parcels, for the purpose of selling or building on the development. Subdivisions serve different purposes, including housing, commercial, office, or industrial development. There are several steps a developer must comply with in order to create a new subdivision. For example, a developer must apply for zoning permits with the city or town where the land is located. Additionally, zoning laws must be reviewed in order to determine the limitations of development on that land.

In addition, under Colorado State law, any property split of existing property lines requires approval from the controlling municipality. As a full-service law firm, we're committed to adding value to our clients' existing business or real estate opportunity. At Jorgensen Brownell, & Pepin, P.C., our Longmont real estate attorneys will diligently work to help you develop your subdivision.

Our attorneys will assist you in:

  • Applying for zoning permits
  • Investigating zoning laws
  • Meeting the necessary requirements to help you develop your subdivision

Eminent Domain & Takings

Eminent domain is the process by which the state acting on its own behalf or another's seizes a citizen's private property in return for just compensation. Property taken by the government may only be used if the taking will be for the public use. Although public use can be broadly defined, there are limits against the government's powers. Property taken by the government is commonly used for highways, railroads, and public utilities. There are various types of takings which can occur through eminent domain. For example, a taking can be temporary or a taking can be for a piece of the property. Additionally, a taking can be an easement or right of way.

At Jorgensen Brownell, & Pepin, P.C., our real estate attorneys can represent your interests to defend against eminent domain and government taking. For example, the government cannot proceed with eminent domain if the taking is not for public use, or they have not been authorized by the legislature, or the government has not followed the proper procedure required by law. We can represent your interests in negotiations for increased compensation, mediation for alternative plans, or litigation to protect your property.

Special / Metro Districts

Special and metropolitan districts can be created to use the additional tax base to reimburse infrastructure construction on projects for either original or re-construction. Special districts are independent government units which are created to fill certain gaps that may exist in the services counties provide. For example, special districts may provide services such as hospitals, sewerage, and fire protection. Metro districts are used by developers to finance improvements within the community, such as infrastructure and amenities. Metro districts finance improvements by issuing bonds and using the proceeds to complete the infrastructure requirements for the community. Our real estate attorneys can advise you regarding the benefits and drawbacks of establishing a metro or special district.

Tax Planning

Tax planning protects income, assets, and property from the IRS and local governments by a thorough examination of tax law and how it applies to you. Our staff can make sure that you pay exactly what you are required to and not a dime more.

Need Legal Representation? Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. Is Here for You.

Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience that allows us to provide expert representation on matters of all sizes. We know just how stressful a dispute over real estate can be, and take great measures to ensure that each client receives the attention they deserve to help resolve the dispute in a positive and expeditious manner.

Contact us today to learn just how we can be of service to you.

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