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New Jersey Residential Real Estate

For most individuals and families, the purchase or sale of a house or condominium is one of the most significant transactions they will ever participate in. While a home purchase is deeply personal, it is also a substantial investment. You deserve to be represented by an attorney who works meticulously, ethically, and quickly to secure the best possible deal for you.

Declercq Law Firm, PLLC works with buyers and sellers of residential real estate in New Jersey to ensure that their interests are protected. Superior legal counsel when buying or selling a home in New Jersey can make the difference between financial security and peace of mind, or worry and regret.

Experienced Guidance for New Jersey Residential Real Estate Matters

Residential real estate transactions are governed by agreements between buyers and sellers. The terms of those agreements define each party’s rights and responsibilities. There is no such thing as a standard real estate contract. A boilerplate contract that is not drafted specifically for your transaction may appear reasonable, but it can leave you vulnerable when an unforeseen issue arises.

Attorney Emily Declercq helps clients avoid unwelcome surprises when buying or selling a house. She actively negotiates and reviews purchase and sale agreements, drafting contingencies that manage risk and ensure that costs are properly allocated. As a litigator, she has seen firsthand the disputes that arise when a contract is poorly drafted or unclear, and she drafts specifically to avoid such conflicts.

Buying and selling property in New Jersey involves many moving parts: inspections, surveys, meeting the unique requirements of each municipality. Emily’s knowledge of local governments, service providers, and institutions saves her clients time and money.

Declercq Law protects the interests of buyers and sellers of New Jersey homes at every stage of the transaction, including:

  • Negotiating, drafting, and reviewing the Contract for Sale
  • Drafting addenda to modify contracts or provide for inspection issues
  • Negotiating repairs
  • Preparing affidavits of consideration, affidavits of title, etc.
  • Interfacing with the title company
  • Review of lending documents
  • Resolving concerns about easements
  • Obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy
  • Preparing closing documents and facilitating closing

Declercq Law represents clients with regard to other New Jersey residential real estate issues, including:

  • For Sale By Owner
  • “As Is” or distressed property
  • Estate sales of real property
  • Landlord/tenant issues

With both a law degree and an M.B.A., attorney Emily Declercq offers legal insight with the added benefit of business experience. Her experience in negotiation and drafting minimizes the risk of real estate disputes; her skill in the courtroom allows her to swiftly resolve any dispute that should arise.

Protecting Your Interests In New Jersey Real Estate Transactions

Declercq Law offers you the benefit of large law firm experience, with the personal service and attention to detail for which small law firms are known. We work to empower you with the information you need to confidently complete your real estate matter, and advocate skillfully on your behalf.

Surprises should be reserved for home inspections, not attorney fees. Declercq Law offers straightforward, flat-fee pricing for representation when selling or purchasing a home. Flat-fee pricing means that you never have to worry about being billed for a phone call or for the drafting of a routine document. At Declercq Law, putting you at ease about pricing is essential to a smooth transaction.

Estate Sales of New Jersey Real Estate

When a New Jersey resident dies, heirs often need to sell real property, which may be the most significant asset in the estate. Declercq Law represents both sellers and buyers of real property that is part of an estate sale. Whether you need to sell an inherited home in New Jersey, or are interested in buying a home that is part of an estate, Declercq Law will advise you regarding your rights and responsibilities, negotiate the most favorable terms, and ensure all necessary details are addressed.

Commercial Real Estate

Declercq Law also represents business clients in the purchase, sale, and lease of commercial real estate. As a skilled negotiator and litigator, Emily Declercq works with business clients at every stage of a commercial real estate transaction, negotiating agreements with an eye toward avoiding later litigation or regulatory issues. Most business owners are experts in their own business, but may not have extensive knowledge of zoning, land use, and local regulations. Emily’s knowledge of local real estate, business, and government allows business owners to devote their attention to running their companies.

We invite you to contact our law firm to schedule a consultation regarding your New Jersey real estate needs.

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