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The Lawyer/Notary

Having a lawyer/notary involved in the process will help ensure that things go as smoothly as possible. You need a lawyer/notary to perform these tasks:

  • Protect your legal interests by making sure the property you want to buy does not have any liens, charges, or clean up orders
  • Review all contracts and offer to purchases

Remember a lawyer/notary should:

  • Be a licensed full-time lawyer/notary
  • Live/Work in the area
  • Understand real estate laws, regulations and restrictions
  • Have realistic and acceptable fees
  • Be able and willing to explain things in language you can easily understand
  • Be experienced with condominiums (if that is what you are buying)