Asked in Real Estate Law for Maine

Q: Can I buy land in Maine without a lawyer or anything of the sort.what do I legally need to do when buying land privately

I want to buy the land cash I have all the cash for the said land...I do not have a lawyer and neither does she..she just wants it gone and doesn’t wanna spend anymore money I’m not worried about any deed issues or anything as I said she’s a school teacher in town I live in I’m just wondering how to go about buying the said land cash what do I need to do legally wise

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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A: Your situation is exactly why you need an attorney. Hire a competent local attorney to conduct a title search, then prepare an enforceable Deed. There are title problems that cannot be cured, and you do not want to have one. The cost should be minimal.

Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III
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  • Yarmouth, ME
  • Licensed in Maine

A: Providing you with the perspective of a Maine attorney, I agree with Attorney Avery. You are well-advised to speak with a lawyer about your situation. You can explain your situation to him or her and ask for an estimate of the cost upfront.

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