Real Estate Lawyer

When you have real estate business dealings that require a lawyer in Wake Forest, you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney like Hank Doyle at The Doyle Law Offices. Buying and/or selling real estate isn’t necessarily a simple activity, it can be quite complex. It requires that proper procedures are followed. Your lawyer needs to be knowledgeable about how a property is zoned for usage, deeds, property taxes, estate planning, and titles. Hank Doyle has been helping individuals, families, and businesses for over 25 years in Cary, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Rolesville and across Wake County with their real estate law needs.

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Our Personalized Real Estate Services

Services provided by a real estate attorney can help you with problematic issues when buying and selling real estate. At The Doyle Law Offices, P.A., we can handle any of these services for you.

  • Restrictive covenants
  • Offer to purchase and contracts
  • Deed preparation
  • Owner financing representation
  • Leases, rental agreements, and landlord-tenant disputes
  • HOA problems and disputes
  • Partitions
  • Land condemnations

Restrictive Covenants

If you live in a subdivision, you are more than likely subject to Restrictive Covenants. Restrictive covenants set forth rules for the types of structures that can be built in the neighborhood and the kinds of activities that can be carried out, as well as maintenance requirements. An underlying concept for all covenants is protecting the property values of all homeowners. Home Owners Associations for neighborhoods are tasked with enforcing the covenants. But, individual homeowners can also take legal action to enforce the covenants.

Offer to Purchase and Contracts

An Offer to Purchase and Contract is an important contract between a purchaser and the seller of a piece of property. It is an agreement that provides the terms and conditions that are included in the purchase, including details such as the due diligence fee and period, earnest money, date for settlement, terms and conditions of the loan, and closing cost requests. Because this is such an important document and can be a lengthy form with a lot of detailed information, it is helpful to have a real estate attorney look over it to make necessary clarifications and answer any questions you may have.

Deed Preparation

Proper preparation of a deed is crucial in providing details of a property such as who claims ownership and has the legal capacity to convey interest, and the defining boundaries and location of a piece of land. All real estate deeds must be recorded in the county where the property is located, documenting the deed in public records. An experienced real estate attorney knows what should be in a deed and determines if the deed is clear so that the property can be conveyed.

Owner Financing Representation

Though owner financing (also called “seller financing”) has its advantages for both the buyer and seller in certain situations, there can be risks involved. Due to the drawbacks that are possible for both parties, each needs to seek a real estate attorney to ensure that the owner financing agreement covers all the legal bases.

Leases, Rental Agreements, and Landlord-Tenant Disputes

Lease and rental agreements are essential legal documents that cover the renting of property for a period of time. These agreements set forth the terms and conditions of renting. They protect both the landlord and the tenant by establishing the responsibilities and expectations of each party. If there are disputes that occur between the landlord and the tenant, most of the time the lease and rental agreements can be used to resolve the issue(s). A real estate lawyer can assist you in understanding your rights and options.

HOA Issues and Disputes

HOAs have wide legal powers. They regulate many aspects of living in a subdivision, from what activities are sanctioned to the colors you can paint your home. But, they also open up areas for disagreements with residents when they impose fines for noncompliance. Governing documents are not always clear and straightforward. If you are experiencing differences between you and the HOA, you may find it helpful to contact us.


Partitions are the division of real or personal property between or among two or more co-owners, such as joint tenants or tenants-in-common. There are different ways of dividing land in cases such as an inheritance, a divorce, or a dual ownership. An experienced real estate lawyer can help navigate the best actions for specific situations.

Land Condemnations

The most common reason land is condemned is when the government intends to take the property to convert it to a legitimate public use, such as an interstate highway or bypass. This process is called eminent domain. When a private owner refuses to sell his or her land, the government can file an eminent domain lawsuit to force the sale. This can be a devastating situation. It is advisable to seek the advice of a real estate attorney who can help you understand your rights and available options.

Contact a Real Estate Lawyer in Wake Forest Today

For assistance with real estate law in Wake Forest, Cary, Raleigh, Rolesville, and across Wake County, contact Hank Doyle. Fill out the confidential form below or give us a call at (919) 228-4487 to discuss your real estate law representation.

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