Q: Should a real estate agent or attorney be hired to facilitate a tenants-in-common sale between the co-owners?
It is not required in California to have a real estate attorney, but given that the seller already has a buyer, i.e. one co-owner is selling their share to the other co-owner, would it possibly be cheaper to have a real estate attorney draw up documents instead of a real estate agent?
A: The buyer needs to hire an attorney to represent him, search the title and draft the deed. Title companies do not represent anyone.
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