Watch John Brandt address questions about real estate law
- What advice do you have for businesses entering into a lease agreement?
- What are some of the most common condominium disputes you see and can people avoid these?
Experienced professionals help close real estate deals and resolve disputes
The attorneys at Merrigan, Brandt & Ostenso, PA. have over 60 years of experience in property rights, real estate issues, finance, and business matters. We handle all areas of real estate law, including residential and commercial transactions, landlord and tenant disputes, condominium law, foreclosures, and boundary disagreements.
Guiding real estate transactions
A real estate agreement is a binding legal contract you will have to live with for years. Many buyers and sellers are presented with a “standard” contract that identifies the parties, describes the property and establishes the essential terms of the agreement. However, pre-printed contracts may not reflect the specific circumstances of the parties or the property. For instance, residential and commercial real estate buyers may want to investigate the property for environmental contamination prior to closing.
Advising landlords and tenants on their rights
A lease agreement should clearly spell out tenant and landlord rights and obligations. For a large commercial retail space in downtown Minneapolis or a one-room apartment in Hopkins, an enforceable rental agreement is the single best way to avoid landlord disputes.
Addressing Minnesota condominium disputes
New condominiums are common throughout the Minneapolis west metro area. While they alleviate many of the burdens of traditional home ownership, such as mowing the lawn or shoveling snow, they also carry unique legal concerns.
Before buying a condominium, it is important to carefully review the CIC’s governing documents. These documents dictate many of your rights and responsibilities as a homeowner, including repair responsibilities and parking restrictions, and may limit your remedies if a dispute arises.
Professional service for Wayzata residents
Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned commercial developer, you can benefit from retaining an experienced real estate lawyer in the Hopkins/Minnetonka area. At Merrigan, Brandt & Ostenso, PA., we are proud of our team of skilled negotiators and seasoned litigators.