Overland Park Real Estate Lawyer
Overland Park-Based Firm Serving Kansas & Missouri
The real estate industry is fraught with legal issues for buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, owners, developers, and many other parties connected to a real estate holding or venture.
Whether you are navigating a real estate transaction or dispute, you face a series of complex laws and regulations from cities, counties, municipalities, the state, and the federal government.
At Gates Shields, we have been assisting and representing individuals and companies in real estate cases since 1980. Our long-standing presence in the Kansas City area reflects the depth of our commitment to resolving all types of real estate issues.
With hundreds of years of combined experience to apply to your case, we have what it takes to help you find a positive solution.
Our Real Estate Lawyer in Kansas City Can Help
Gates Shields handles all real estate matters, including those involving:
- Residential contracts, such as for purchases, sales, leases, or structuring any real estate transaction
- Commercial contracts for sales, purchases, leases, or structuring any transaction
- Real estate litigation
- Condemnation/eminent domain wherein private property is taken for public use
Many aspects of real estate law call for the services of an experienced attorney. These can involve acquiring, managing, developing, exchanging, renting or leasing, or selling. Issues can arise during such matters that not only involve buyers, managers, and sellers but homeowner associations and local governments.
As both skilled negotiators and litigators, we can help ensure that your transaction is completed with your best interests in mind or that your lawsuit is handled properly.
Common Real Estate Disputes in Kansas
Real estate disputes are conflicts that involve property or a piece of land itself and they typically involve breach of contract.
Examples of common real estate disputes include:
- Disagreements between neighbors or businesses regarding the property line or zoning laws
- Landlord and tenant disputes, such as who is responsible for damages or repairs
- Mortgage lenders and creditors disputing over who may foreclose on a property
What is a Real Estate Transaction?
A real estate transaction is the legal process in which the ownership of one property is transferred from one party to another. It may involve properties that are residential or commercial.
What is Considered Retaliation by a Landlord?
Landlord retaliation or harassment is when a landlord is acting in a way that makes the tenant(s), uncomfortable in order to get you to break a rental contract.
Some examples of landlord harassment are:
- Sexual harassment
- Failing to repair or maintain your home in a timely manner
- Entering your unit without proper notice
- Changing the locks while the tenant is away
- Shutting off utilities
- Illegal rent increases
- Illegal eviction
Free Consultation with Our Real Estate Lawyer in Kansas City and Overland Park
Whatever your legal issue or concern may be, you can be confident that our Overland Park real estate lawyers have the legal ability to resolve it as efficiently as possible. We aim to help you move forward in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Experienced & KnowledgeableNot only does our team have over 260 years of combined legal experience, but we are always continuing to learn and staying current with developments in the law and the industries we serve.
Results Driven & FocusedWe carefully plan for each legal matter to develop a personalized strategy for achieving a great result. Careful planning is the first step in achieving great results, and your results are our first priority.
Client Focused & PersonableWe take our clients needs very seriously. We want our clients not only to feel like they have a trusted legal advisor but also that they are part of the strong Gates Shields family.
Empathic & UnderstandingWe care about our clients. That is why we take the time to listen and communicate so we can truly understand your unique situation, make you feel comfortable with the process, and develop the best course of action.