Oswald & Yap LLC

Real Estate Law

There was a time when buying a piece of property involved only a deed, a check and a handshake. Unfortunately, those simple days are gone.

Today, even the simplest transaction requires compliance with a myriad of rules and regulations ranging from mandatory disclosures regarding the condition of your home to the physical improvements required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In addition, with increasingly complex land use restrictions in the form of homeowner associations and the creation of special assessment and taxing districts, purchasers may not be aware of hidden costs and fees. Add the fact that many structures are built on unstable slopes and that entire segments of Southern California are environmentally contaminated, and it is easy to understand and appreciate the necessity of conducting thorough due diligence and having the proper indemnifications in place.

At the Irvine, California, law offices of Oswald & Yap, our skilled real estate attorneys have handled over 700 real property transactions in the past ten years alone, ranging from the sale of entire golf course communities with expiring entitlements to the sale of single family homes.

Contact us today to put our knowledge and expertise regarding Southern California real estate laws to work for you.

Our firm can assist you in regard to any and all real estate matters, including:

  • Purchase agreements
  • Title issues, title searches
  • Assistance at closing
  • Assisting developers, obtaining White Reports
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Anti-deficiency and one action rule
  • Gradsky waivers
  • True guarantor liability
  • Mixed collateral and judicial foreclosures issues
  • Mortgage pooling and loan participation agreements
  • Easements, encroachments
  • Foreclosure and condemnation proceedings
  • Land entitlement issues
  • Judicial and non-judicial foreclosures
  • Tax-related issues
  • Residential real estate litigation

Whether you are buying a new home, selling a home, or making an investment in real property, a single mistake could cost you thousands of additional dollars or effectively eliminate any profit in your transaction. With so much at stake, it makes good sense to have an experienced real estate attorney on your side—contact us today.

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