3 Legal Contracts Your Lawyer Should Look at First

It can be very easy to not think you need a lawyer in certain instances, such as renting out your property or buying a home, but unfortunately, many people don’t realize they need a lawyer until it’s too late. Hiring a lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks to look at certain contracts before signing them can save you a ton of money and stress. Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter & Welch is here to give you a few examples of where you may need a lawyer to check your contract first.




3 Legal Contracts Your Lawyer Should Look at First


Rental Agreements

As a landlord, there are so many reasons you should have a lawyer look at your lease before presenting it to your potential tenant. Here are a few prime examples:

To make sure your eviction policy is clearly stated.
To cover any and all legal property damage questions you may have.
To make sure you are covered in regard to illegal discrimination of tenants.
To make sure your rent payment process is clearly stated.
To prevent any potential confusion in regard to the security deposit.

These items have the potential to end in a HUGE lawsuit if not addressed properly, so have an experienced attorney look at your rental agreement first.

Real Estate Contracts

Whether you are buying or selling a home, there are many reasons why you should have a lawyer look at your legal contracts first. Doing so can prevent a financial disaster from happening. One of the biggest factors in a real estate contract is the closing costs.

Examples of closing costs can include:

Taxes
Appraisal Fees
Loan application fees
Prepaid Homeowners insurance
Escrow Fees
Title Insurance
Inspection fees


Business Contracts

There are many potential issues with businesses that can arise. Prevent them by consulting with a business lawyer first. For example, a business law attorney can help you prevent legal consequences from happening due to potential:

Copyright issues
Compliance issues
Discrimination issues
Sexual Harassment disputes

Having an ironclad contract in place can help cover your business in the event one of the issues happens. No one likes thinking about this sort of thing, but the reality is, you should prepare your business for any potential issue and hiring an experienced lawyer can help you do just that.




Get Peace of Mind with Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch


Our attorneys at the lake of the Ozarks are here to help you with whatever situation you may be going through that involves a serious contract. Just one slight factor being overlooked in a contract could affect your life drastically. Don’t let this happen to yourself and hire Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch. Our consultations are free, so there’s no harm in coming in and at least speaking to us about your concerns. Contact us to set up a consultation. We have evening and weekend appointments available. Our firm is conveniently located next to the Camden County courthouse, and we have an open door policy where clients can feel free to stop by and discuss their legal needs.



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