Real Estate Attorneys In Ogden, Utah: Solve Your Boundary Disputes

Residential and Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Purchase Agreements, and Transactions

Residential and Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Purchase Agreements, and Transactions

Often a situation arises where clients need to convey or receive title to real property, whether the property at issue is improved (i.e. the property is a developed lot with a building on it, such as a commercial building, home or cabin), or whether the property is unimproved (i.e. the property is undeveloped agricultural or recreational land).

In these situations, there are three primary options available to convey or receive title:

  • Warranty deed
  • Special warranty deed
  • Quitclaim deed

Each method of conveyance results in creating different rights and obligations for the parties involved. There may also be a question of whether to convey or receive title as joint tenants or tenants in common. It is important to understand the differences between the methods of conveyance and to ensure that the correct method and language is used and that the documents are correctly filed and recorded.

Another common situation is the need to give or receive a Mortgage or Deed of Trust as security for a loan or promissory note. In these situations, the client may not want to convey or receive the right to immediate possession of the property, but instead wishes to convey or receive a property interest that can be foreclosed upon in the event of a default in the loan payments. Again, it is important to understand the rights and obligations that may arise depending on the method used to convey the property interest.

The real estate attorneys of Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman have extensive experience advising clients in real estate matters and preparing documents to convey title to real property.

  • Conveyances, including deeds, easements, mortgages, and other liens
  • Boundary and title disputes
  • Representation of condominium and home owner associations
  • Residential and commercial real estate development
  • Land use and zoning

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman examines options while protecting property rights. For real estate owners faced with condemnation of their property, often referred to as eminent domain, the key factor often comes down to understanding their options.

Generally, a municipal or county government has the legal authority to condemn property and promote its development and use for the public good, so long as it justly compensates the property owner. Often, the only legal issue left on the table for the property owner faced with condemnation is the fair valuation of the property.

However, the real estate attorneys of Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman in Ogden understand that a property owner faced with condemnation may be concerned about more than just receiving compensation and are committed to advising clients regarding, and litigating if necessary, all viable options to protecting their rights as property owners.

Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman is committed to protecting clients’ rights and interests. The firm is recognized as one of Ogden’s and Northern Utah’s prominent real estate law firms that represent the needs of property owners in all eminent domain issues including property valuation and condemnation. The firm advises both large land owners and individual homeowners facing eminent domain actions.

The firm’s attorneys are skilled at building consensus and resolving issues outside of court, whether through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution with a neutral third party. If litigation is the only viable option, however, clients can depend on the firm’s experienced trial lawyers to help them achieve a positive outcome.

To discuss issues relating to eminent domain, please contact Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman and schedule a consultation.

  • Commercial leasing and resolution of lease disputes
  • Foreclosures

Contact Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced real estate law attorney.

Landowner Rights & Remedies

Landowner Rights & Remedies

Many different sources may define a person’s rights and obligations with respect to his or her own land. These may include the type of deed by which the person received title to the property, any liens or encumbrances affecting the title, the local zoning and land use regulations, and the statutory and common law of the State.

The real estate attorneys at Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman are knowledgeable and experienced in advising and handling all matters affecting a person’s rights regarding his or her own land:

  • Disputes between Adjoining Landowners
  • Disputes between Landowners and Easement Holders
  • Disputes between Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common
  • Claims for Trespass, Nuisance, or Waste
  • Disputes with Local Governments Regarding Land Use or Zoning Decisions

Contact Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman to discuss your rights and options as a property owner with one of our real estate attorneys.