Real Estate

Residential Buying and Selling​


Easements and Property Agreements
Sometimes property owners give up some of their property rights to allow another person or company to use or enter the property without possessing it. A very common example is driveway easements.  Also utility companies typically have easements to run pipes underground or wires over someone else’s property. A neighbor without access to a road may negotiate with you for an easement to drive through your property to get to a road.  Many properties in cities have joint driveway agreements where two neighbors essentially share one driveway between the two of them. If you are buying property, it is important to confirm the details of any easements or other property agreements that apply to property before you finalize the purchase.

Our real estate attorneys have drafted and negotiated easements and joint property agreements for many clients and can help you too.


Co-ownership Agreements
When a small group of friends, or relatives want to all co-own a property, clear agreements about how to operate are very important.  Creating a cooperative can be an option, but not always.  Our attorneys have extensive experience helping establish policies and rules set forth in formal co-ownership agreements, and can help create a legally enforceable document that meets the individual needs of your group.