We also deal with easements such as utility easements. This issue arises when sellers and developers face a lawsuit for allegedly selling a property without mentioning the easements, even if the buyer attained a survey report. We will help to resolve disputes of these kinds.
Oil and Gas Royalty Interests
We also take care of situations where a person believes they have a stake in oil and gas royalties in inherited real property but are unsure how much. We have researchers on hand who can do a title search and investigate who has an interest in royalties.
We’re also experienced with matters concerning landlords and tenants, with representations for both parties. We can help commercial landlords deal with tenant-related problems such as lack of rent payments and tenant breaches. We help them with tenant lockouts and evictions. We apprise our landlord clients what responsibilities they have, as noted by the Texas Property Code. Many times, landlords will illegally lockout their tenants or withhold rental deposits.
We will make sure they remain in compliance with the Texas Property Code.
Zoning, Land Use Planning and Restrictions
We also have clients concerned with zoning, restrictions and land use planning that include needing or wanting changes to deed restrictions. For instance, we can help clients who need to change a residential lot to a commercial lot. If a client is looking to have their property exempt from a particular constraint noted in restrictions, we can help them attain this so they can use the property as they want.
In possible purchase/sale circumstances that involve a builder/developer purchaser and individual buyer, Pratt Law Group’s experienced real estate attorneys will investigate deed restrictions for situations regarding limiting use and building restrictions. We inform our clients about possible restrictions. We let them know what the current land use status is – be it commercial or residential – and help them understand the process to change it.