Do I need a real estate lawyer to sell my property to a developer?

Asked on August 12, 2015 under Real Estate Law, Georgia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You never need a lawyer to sell something, including real estate, or to enter into a contract: the law does not require that you have an attorney. However, having a lawyer is a very good idea. This is one of the largest, if not the largest, transaction the average person will ever conduct. You have a lot of money at stake and if the other side is a real estate developer, he will be very experienced at this sort of thing andwill very likely have an attorney. Why would you put yourself at a disadvantage by not having a professional represent you? Hiring an attorney would be a very good investment.

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