Franklin County Real Estate Attorney

At the Franklin County law offices of Gillespie Law, LLC, we represent a wide variety of clients in real estate matters, including but not limited to purchasing or selling a home or property, commercial leases, foreclosures, evictions, and other landlord-tenant disputes. The real estate market has become increasingly volatile and complex over the recent years.

In addition, the laws and regulations regarding real estate transactions has also changed. If you are involved in or considering entering into a real estate purchase or transaction, you have the right to have an attorney to represent you. You should exercise this right and at least consult with a licensed attorney.

What Are My Options in a Foreclosure Case?

It depends. The volume of foreclosure cases seems to increase steadily each year. With this increase is also an increase in attention to the effects of these cases and a homeowner's options. There are many different programs available that are designed to help people keep their homes on reasonable and affordable terms. However, there are different facts to take into consideration, including, but not limited to, whether or not your lender/bank participates in these programs. There are also legal options available designed to minimize a homeowner's liability if he or she does not want to keep his or her home.

If you are involved in a foreclosure case or are at risk of losing your home, you should seek legal advice from a licensed attorney and/or a licensed housing counselor.

Why Does It Take So Long to Close on My Home?

Closings on the purchase or sale of a residence have become increasingly complex. There is normally a wide variety of people involved, including, but not limited to, the real estate agents, brokers, title agents, mortgage officers and underwriting departments.

Can I Get Out of Buying My Home?

Ordinarily the buyer and seller involved in a real estate transaction have three days after the date of closing to rescind the transaction. This is to protect against and correct any potential mistakes as well as to address any "cold feet" issues and buyer's remorse. However, if you desire to break a contract to purchase or sell a piece of property, you can also risk the liability of being sued for breaking the agreement/contract if the other party suffers damages.

How Long Does My Landlord Have Before Returning My Security Deposit?

The answer is it depends. Ordinarily a landlord or person renting a piece of property has 30 days after the lease has terminated to send or provide the tenant with an accounting for his or her security deposit. If the tenant is entitled to a refund of his or her security deposit, the refund must also be provided within 30 days after the termination of the lease.

Need Help With a Real Estate Closing or Other Transaction?

You know the importance of working with the right lawyer. For counsel that is compassionate and direct, contact us online or call 614-602-6297. From our offices in Dublin, we provide representation for individuals throughout central Ohio.

None of the information in this website is intended for or to be in place of legal advice from an attorney. The information contained herein is only meant for general informational purposes only. If you have any issues in any of the Areas of Practice within this website, you need to seek the advice of an attorney for your particular situation. Every individual and every situation in every area of law is unique and needs to be treated as such.