Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Estate Agents and Legal Advice

I always get really scared when people try and do their legals on their own, especially when they can be personally liable for doing so. I’m not trying to generate business, believe me, but for the love of God, if you are not a lawyer, DON’T DO YOUR OWN LEGALS.

Don’t buy a will kit at the post office. ESPECIALLY DO NOT write letters to buyers and sellers if you are a real estate agent, explaining the legal import of a contract.

Chances are, most times, you will be right. In the end, law is really not that hard. Mostly, as Seinfeld says, lawyers are just the people who, when you sit down to play Monopoly, have read the top of the box. Every now and then, I see something like this, and think ‘WHY?’

If you are advising people playing Real Monopoly™, please make sure you let somebody who has read the top of the box explain the effect of the contract to your client.

2 Comments:

Blogger StarSearch said...

I have used http://www.free-legal-referral.com in the past to find lawyers in my area!

11:52 am  
Anonymous Studying Estate Law said...

Great post! Been studying estate law quite a bit recently. Thanks for the info!

7:18 am  

Post a Comment

<< Home