Transfer of Real Estate
Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC assists clients with the purchase of real estate as well as the transfer by gift or quitclaim deed. Your attorney can prepare purchase and sale agreements and financing documents, including, but not limited to, a promissory note and deed of trust. Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC advises clients regarding their rights and duties under contract real estate contracts. The firm also helps clients in resolving issues surrounding encumbrances on land, including easements, joint maintenance agreements, and clouds on titles.
Transfers of Property by Quitclaim Deed or Gift
Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC advises clients on when and how to transfer their real property by quit claim deed. Quit claim deeds are often used in a transfer by gift, a transfer to clear title, or a transfer to a business or trust. The firm can advise clients on Real Estate Excise Tax exemptions and draft the deed and excise tax affidavit needed to transfer land by quit claim deed.
Real Estate Purchases
Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC represents buyers and sellers in the purchase of primary residences and investment properties. Our team works diligently to facilitate a smooth conveyance of property by reviewing agreements, negotiating offers, resolving issues, and preparing purchase and sale agreements for clients.
Power of Attorney to Buy or Sell Real Estate
Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC can draft a power of attorney that will allow someone to buy or sell real estate on your behalf.
Easements/Joint Maintenance Agreements
Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC helps clients with the creation, transfer, maintenance and termination of easements. Our firm also resolves disputes that arise out of existing easements or joint maintenance agreements.
Leases and Rental Agreements
Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC represents landlords and tenants in disputes arising out of rental or lease agreements. Legal support for landlords includes drafting leases and rental agreements in addition to advising best practices to protect our clients and ensure they fulfill their responsibilities under Washington landlord tenant laws.
Evictions Prosecutions and Defense
Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC provides legal advice and representation to landlords seeking to retake possession of property by initiating eviction proceedings. Our firm assists individuals and families facing an eviction by advising clients of their rights and responsibilities and by providing defense services if legal proceedings are initiated.
Clearing Clouds on Title- Paid Off Mortgages, Liens, etc.
Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC uses various methods to resolve clouds on a title and to ensure our clients regain a clear and marketable title to their land for impending purchases or sales.
Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC assists in condominium formation by helping clients to navigate the complex laws governing configuration. Our firm drafts formation documents, prepares offering statements, and facilitates approval by local authorities. Our office also provides additional representation to condominium associations for any possible issues that may arise.
Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC conducts collection efforts on behalf of condominium and homeowner associations. In order to relieve our clients of the frustration and hassle of collecting dues and fees, our firm sends the appropriate collection notices on their behalf of our clients; ensures compliance with all relevant rules and regulations, and promptly communicates strategies and successes with our clients.
Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC provides representation to homeowners associations during the formation or amendment process by creating the necessary documents and by further ensuring our clients are advised on how to comply with all relevant rules and regulations surrounding the proposed formation or amendment processes. Additionally, our firm represents homeowner association clients by advising them how to limit liability and advocating on their behalf when disputes arise.
Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC advocates for the rights of lenders, investors, business owners or homeowners during foreclosure proceedings. Our firm provides strategic advice on the best alternatives available to businesses and homeowners facing foreclosure actions.
Consult with Distressed Property Owners
Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC provides consultation, valuation, and assessment for distressed property owners to determine ways to best mitigate losses, settle debts with lenders and appeal distressed properties.
Do you need legal support for your real estate transaction, management or other activity? Here are just some of the services that we provide related to real estate law.
- Real property transactional work
- Draft/review easements and maintenance agreements
- Transfers of real estate
- Residential and commercial escrow
- Residential and commercial landlord/tenant and eviction actions
- Foreclosures, and foreclosure defense/avoidance
- Boundary line disputes
- Filing and litigating claims of lien
- Representation on behalf of and against homeowners’ associations
- Clearing title issues
- Adverse possession
- Consult with and assist distressed property owners
- General real estate litigation