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Real Estate Law.
Helping Michigan residents achieve smooth commercial and residential real estate transactions in and out of state.

Experienced Real Estate Attorney in Farmington Hills, MI

Whether you are buying, selling, or dealing with residential or commercial property, a real estate transaction is one of the most serious financial decisions you can make. Even seemingly straightforward deals can quickly become complicated, especially when other disputes arise, like evictions, redemption and/or abandonment, earnest money concerns, and quiet title actions. These legal issues can cause huge financial and emotional stress without a qualified attorney.

Attorney Jan Jeffrey Rubinstein has been working with real estate clients since 2000. He is on the state bar and licensed to practice in Michigan, Florida, and Pennsylvania. He is knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate law in both states and is a licensed real estate broker in Michigan. Our firm will identify potential snags so all problems can be solved and transactions can close on time and without incident.

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What Our Real Estate Law Firm Can Do for You

We ensure your business, investment property, or home purchase is as smooth as possible. The Rubinstein Law Firm can also draft or review all commercial and residential lease agreements to ensure the terms are acceptable. If necessary, we can negotiate more satisfactory terms, whether we are representing the buyer or seller.

Our real estate lawyers can investigate and confirm that:

  • All property improvements were permitted and made to code 
  • You understand the benefits and obligations required of covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CCRs) of a condominium’s homeowners association (HOA)
  • You are aware of any easements on the property
  • You are aware of the real property boundaries and that there are no fences, garages, or other outbuildings on your property
  • The property is zoned for you to make any improvements you desire
  • You understand all applicable zoning laws, land use regulations and requirements, and any environmental laws

Handling Landlord-Tenant Disputes & More

We've represented clients with legal matters ranging from title issues to estate planning. For legal advice that'll provide you and other parties involved with peace of mind, we've worked with clients on the following real estate cases.

  • Real Estate Contract Reviews Including Breaches of Contract
  • Real Estate Title Attorney Including Title Disputes or Defects of Title
  • Lease Attorney Firm Including Breaches of Leases
  • Attorney for Mortgage Problems Including Mortgage Loans, Disputes, Defaults & Foreclosure
  • Residential Real Estate Lawyer for Tenants & Property Owners
  • Commercial Real Estate Lawyer for Businesses & Property Owners
  • Helping With Title Searches
  • Title Companies
  • Failure to Disclose Defects
  • Failure of Specific Performance
  • Failure to Fulfill Obligations
  • Negligence or Breach of Duty
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Breach of Construction Contracts or Terms
  • Zoning Disputes
  • Encroachments
  • Easements
  • Land Use Disputes

Related Practice Areas

Business and Commercial Law

We’re here to help keep Michigan's economic wheels turning by helping commercial clients with litigation matters throughout the state.

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Civil Litigation

Our firm is capable of handling negligence actions, contract disputes, intentional torts, employment discrimination, defamation, and more.

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Construction Litigation

We assist with matters relating to construction liens, Builders Trust claims, contract disputes, payment claims, and more.

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Real Estate Law FAQs

What real estate transactions require an attorney?

Often in the United States it can seem like a real estate attorney vs a real estate agent. Unlike a real estate agent, an attorney’s job is to defend and protect your rights and interests in real estate transactions. If your purchase is nuanced in any way, your lawyer will be able to anticipate risks, negotiate contracts, interpret legal documents, and serve as your overall ally.

In addition to assisting with all other real estate issues, The Rubinstein Law Firm can help residential and commercial clients with foreclosure, loan modification, deed in lieu of foreclosure, short sale, bankruptcy, and other remedies. Whether you have property in Michigan or Florida, or are a buyer or seller, The Rubinstein Law Firm is here to help.

How do easements work in Michigan?

In Michigan, an easement is a legal right to use someone else's property for a specific purpose. Easements can be created in several ways, including by agreement between the property owners, by prescription (through long and continuous use), or by necessity (when there is no other way to access a property). 

For example, a utility company may have underground wires and an agreement that it can come onto your property at any time to work on them. We recommend consulting with or hiring a real estate law expert if you have questions or concerns about easements in Michigan, as the laws and procedures can be complex.

What is Michigan’s disclosure law?

In Michigan, the disclosure law requires sellers of residential real estate to disclose certain information about the property's condition to potential buyers. This information includes any known defects, issues, or conditions that may materially affect the value of the property. The seller must provide the buyer with a written disclosure statement before the sale is finalized.

The disclosure statement must be based on the seller's actual knowledge and observations of the property and must cover specific areas such as the foundation, roof, plumbing, heating and cooling systems, as well as the presence of hazardous materials. The seller is not required to disclose defects that are open and obvious or can be discovered through a reasonable inspection by the buyer.

A Michigan real estate attorney can fully review all disclosures, ensure that you’re asking the right questions, and even help you file a claim of fraud in the case that a seller fails to disclose a defect with serious ramifications.

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