Whether you are facing real estate litigation as an individual, executive or business owner, successful litigation is crucial. Because real estate is such an expensive asset, success in real estate litigation can be the difference between thriving and becoming completely insolvent — it is that important.
At McDougall LawFirm, LLC, we understand how important real estate matters are to our clients. We work with our clients to understand the unique facts and legal issues involved in each of their cases, and we prepare for trial early on to improve our chances for successful outcomes. Our Beaufort real estate litigation attorneys have been representing South Carolina clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including:
Condemnation: The standards, as well as the interpretation of those standards, can be highly debatable.
Eminent domain: Lawsuits are common when a municipal entity takes land from individuals for public use.
Predatory real estate lending: In recent years, financial institutions have increased their use of irresponsible and predatory lending, and on the other hand, false allegations of predatory lending have been on the rise, as well.
Mortgage fraud: Scam artists come up with new ways to cheat the system every day, and mortgage fraud is becoming increasingly popular.
Contract disputes: Real estate transactions are among the most complex and substantial contracts that people ever enter, in the commercial and residential contexts. Contracts are often poorly written, misunderstood and disputed.
If you have sustained substantial losses as a result of any of these issues, we can help you obtain the compensation you need.
Real estate litigation can be complicated and perhaps even intimidating if you have never experienced it before. Please contact us. We welcome the opportunity to sit down with you, discuss your case and help you understand your options. Call 843-379-7000 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer from our firm.
The McDougall LawFirm represents landowners in condemnation and eminent domain proceedings. When the government or a utility company takes your property, as a business or individual, you are entitled to payment for the property being taken. Determining the value of real property is not as easy as it may seem. Oftentimes, the governmental entity or utility company provides an "offer" of compensation for the property based on an “appraisal” that is biased against the landowner, and is not a true reflection of the value of the property in question.
At the McDougall LawFirm, our attorneys can assist you in having your property valued at a higher rate. In a lot of cases, the difference may be substantial. We have access to appraisers and other industry experts who are experienced in providing appraisals and other data which substantiate considerably higher appraisals than that obtained by the governmental entity or utility company. While we cannot guarantee favorable results, at the McDougall LawFirm, these cases are most often taken on a contingency fee basis*, with no upfront cost to you.
The United States and South Carolina Constitutions provide that you are entitled to own land, and that should a governmental entity or utility company take your property, you are entitled to the adequate compensation for the value of your land. The McDougall LawFirm can assist you in determining the true value of your property, not a reduced value obtained or provided by a local, state or federal governmental agency or utility company.
Similarly, if a governmental agency attempts to "condemn" your property in an eminent domain action, you are likewise entitled to the true value of the property being taken; not some amount that is biased for the governmental agency or utility company. Again, we have access to appraisers and other experts in this field who can assist you in determining the true value of your property. These cases are also most often taken on a contingency fee basis*, with no initial costs for you.
*Most often the contingency fee is calculated based on the difference between the governmental agency's latest offer to you at the time we are hired, and the final value assessed to the property at settlement or trial. Occasionally, the fees and costs of the legal action may be recovered from the governmental agency or utility company involved. The initial consultation is free.
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