Mississippi Real Estate Lawyers
Oxford is considered one of the most desirable cities in Mississippi thanks to its southern charm, history, and affiliation with Ole Miss. As a result, this area has a vibrant real estate market. If you are buying, selling, or managing a commercial or residential property, you need someone in your corner to protect your legal and financial interests.
The experienced real estate attorneys at Tannehill, Carmean & McKenzie can assist you with representation in a variety of respects, including sales and purchase contracts, leasing, financing, development, and management. If you are involved in residential or commercial landlord-tenant matters, face foreclosure, or are dealing with some other property-related dispute, our firm is ready to help. Contact us today for a consultation to discuss your situation and learn how we can be of service.
Real Estate Purchase and Sales
Buying and selling real estate happens every day. Our attorneys assist clients by streamlining these transactions no matter the property size or complexity of the deal.
Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned real estate investor, our trusted real estate attorneys can step in to assist you with the purchase and sales process. We understand that not all areas of a real estate contract are evident on the surface, and small things can become major issues down the road. Our job is to make sure you get the most favorable contract that reflects a fair price and terms for the property in question.
Real Estate Closings
Our firm performs an exhaustive search on all property-related documents relevant to any conflicting interests on the property or ownership. We ensure that all liens are completely disclosed and satisfied before our client completes a property purchase so that there are no issues with the title. We also aim to resolve any issues relative to community property, joint tenancy, or tenancy in common properties so that your closing is event-free and on time.
If you are thinking about refinancing a mortgage, we strongly recommend speaking with one of our real estate attorneys first. While you can save money refinancing, you can also jeopardize your title and property rights if it isn’t done correctly. When you hire us, we will ensure that your original loan is paid off and that your new loan documents match the terms of your agreement.
Real Estate Development
Whether you are a developer, a business owner, or a landowner, our firm can help protect your interests when it comes to residential and commercial real estate development projects. Using our resources and experience in the development process, we can ensure your upcoming project is a success and help you avoid future conflicts.
Joint Ventures & Organizations
As this area of real estate development grows, our firm is prepared to assist with all facets of development entities and organizations. We thoroughly understand the federal, state, and local laws that impact these entities and will work closely with your in-house counsel and/or accountants to mitigate risk in your upcoming project.
Our law firm is ready to collaborate with retail, office, and industrial landlords in matters of commercial real estate development to create successful projects. We help draft initial lease agreements as well as review proposed renewals to ensure our client’s best interests are a priority.
If your property is the target of an acquisition, we will make sure you receive fair treatment and compensation. Our real estate lawyers have handled all types of eminent domain cases, from easements and right of way to multi-story office buildings and single-family homes.
Real Estate Litigation
When it comes to the purchase, sale, use, and ownership of real estate, not everything goes as planned. Our real estate litigation attorneys represent and defend clients dealing with a wide variety of real estate disputes.
Falling behind on mortgage payments and risking losing your home or other property can be stressful. If you have received a foreclosure complaint or summons from your lender, we can help.
The courts impose strict time limits for responding to a lender, and your options for keeping your home will be limited once a judgment is issued. Your lender can still pursue you for a deficiency judgment even if your home is foreclosed and sold.
Depending on your situation, our foreclosure attorneys can help you negotiate a deal with your lender that catches you up on payments or modifies your loan, preventing foreclosure. If your home is foreclosed, we can review your options to move forward.
Mississippi state law outlines the rights of people who rent property as well as the responsibilities of landlords who lease it. Common landlord-tenant disputes that we help clients negotiate and resolve include:
- Late rent payments
- Property access
- Return of deposits
- Maintenance and repairs
- Protection from retaliation
- Community Association Disputes
Our law firm handles all aspects of community association law, including creating HOA and condo articles and covenants. We also help community associations and owners resolve a wide variety of disputes, including:
- Covenant and restriction violations
- Collection of dues and assessments
- Various neighborhood disputes
- Annual meeting and board controversies
- Zoning and Land Use
Understanding how a piece of land or property can be used can be complicated, and it often leads to disputes. Just as developers and individuals have plans and ideas for their property, there are laws that govern land use. We represent property owners, developers, and communities involved in a variety of zoning and land use matters.
Other Real Estate Litigation Matters
If you are dealing with any type of real estate dispute, contact our office to find out how we can help. Other matters that help clients address include:
- Breach of contract
- Quiet title actions
- Construction and improvements
Contact an Experienced Oxford Real Estate Attorney
The attorneys at Tannehill, Carmean & McKenzie have deep roots in the Oxford community. We understand the real estate needs of our neighbors in Lafayette County and the surrounding area and are intimately familiar with every situation that can impact your transaction or property rights.
When you have a question regarding real estate, call our Oxford office at (662) 200-8731 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable real estate attorney. We provide the personalized legal support you need and deserve.
If you are closing on a home in North Mississippi, trust real estate lawyer Matt McKenzie to be with you at your loan closing, protecting your interests.