Buying a luxury home in the Palm Beach area can be a dream come true. Here, you can find some of the most stunning properties in the world. With features such as room for stables, private beach access, breathtaking ocean views, and imported marble, these high-end homes have some of the best features and amenities money can buy. Once you have found the perfect Palm Beach community and home, it can be a surprise to learn that the title to your property has a complication. While it may be distressing to hear, these problems are not unheard of, and there are ways to address them. Here are some steps you can take to resolve your Palm Beach Area title issues.
Start with a Board-Certified Palm Beach Real Estate Attorney
Buying luxury real estate in the Palm Beach area is an investment in your future, and you are making a significant legally-binding commitment. The necessity of having a Florida real estate attorney to protect your interests during the process is axiomatic. However, when entering into a transaction at this level, you are going to be dealing with more complicated issues and capital than is involved in an ordinary home purchase. Although many Florida lawyers may hold themselves out as knowing some real estate law, that does not make them authorities on the subject. Real estate issues can vary tremendously in complexity, and when an attorney only has limited experience, they often cannot foresee or effectively manage serious problems during a high-end transaction.
By contrast, when an attorney is Board-Certified in Florida real estate law, he or she has devoted a significant portion of their practice solely to this area. They have also voluntarily undertaken additional education and testing on the subject, and have gone above and beyond to stay current on any legal developments. Having a representative that knows Palm Beach and has expertise in Florida real estate law, means your interests will be fully protected. Additionally, when your counsel has experience with luxury real estate transactions, they will know what to do to assist with your title conflicts as well as any other problems that may arise with this type of transaction.
Establishing Clear Title to Your Palm Beach Area Property
When there is a problem or “cloud” on the title, it may be because of property passing in an unusual way, such as when someone dies with missing information from the ownership record or when it was acquired from a bankruptcy or tax auction. The issue may also be attributable to clerical errors or a mistaken lien. Fortunately, Florida law allows a new owner to file suit to establish his or her right to the property and clear the title once and for all. Once you and your real estate attorney review your title discrepancy, you can determine your next steps.
At Rabideau Klein, we have extensive experience handling luxury real estate and title issues in the Palm Beach area. Guy Rabideau, Esq. and David E. Klein, Esq. are Florida Board-Certified Real Estate Attorneys with the experience you need to evaluate your title issues and manage all legal aspects of your luxury real estate property transaction. Contact Rabideau Klein today to discuss your real estate legal needs.