real estate contract review – landlord tenant disputes – real estate foreclosure – real estate title – condominium defects – construction defects – real estate purchase contract review – zoning, land use issues – tenant’s rights
Real Estate: a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. In law, the word real means relating to a thing (from Latin res/rei, thing), as distinguished from a person. Thus the law broadly distinguishes between “real” property (land and anything affixed to it) and “personal” property (everything else, e.g., clothing, furniture, money). The conceptual difference was between immovable property, which would transfer title along with the land, and movable property, which a person would retain title to.