Friday, June 13, 2008

This deal's too small -- I don't need a lawyer

If you've said that or heard that or even thought that, then read this. What a great 1L Property question that story would be.

For those of you of don't want to read it, the story is one of a home being built on someone else's property eleven years ago. It is more complex than that, so do go take a look. And think of this the next time you even dream of doing a real estate deal without a lawyer, a survey or title insurance to cover your behind.

BTW, the dean of the ucla Law School agrees.

(Thanks to Lin Hanson, an outstanding senior member of the bar who goes out of his way to help his fellow attorneys on a listserv to which I subscribe, for pointing this one out.)


Properties in Brazil said...


It is not a big deal.Why are you doing it and what is a problem in this deal?