Category Real Estate Law

What type of legal interest do you have in YOUR property? (Part 1 in a series on real estate ownership and transfer)

Real Estate is a complex and consuming area of practice for an attorney, especially for the attorneys here at McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. From helping plan short sales and the drafting of WB-11’s, to the more-complex negotiation of RMA’s and litigating adverse possession claims, the breadth of this area of law is wide and […]

Don’t skimp on the biggest contract you might ever sign

A real estate purchase is often the most significant and expensive purchase a person will make in his or her lifetime.  After locating a residential property in Wisconsin, buyers submit to sellers an Offer to Purchase, generally on Form WB-11. Real estate licensees are vital to helping the process run smoothly, and good agents are […]

How can a lawyer help with a landlord/tenant dispute?

Landlord-tenant disputes are inevitable. Let’s face it. Landlords have to deal with multiple tenants, and those tenants often have disputes between one another. Accordingly, tenants often treat landlords or property managers as mediators who can craft a creative solution that leave all parties satisfied. If landlords or property managers choose to embrace this mediation-type role, […]

What is the right to exclude?

Landlord-tenant disputes are often the product of poor communication, miscommunication, or a total lack of communication between the parties involved. Sometimes a landlord will require a tenant to do or refrain from a particular action such as having guests, and the tenant will wonder whether the landlord’s request is legal.