Petersburg, TN asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: we are purchasing land in the state of tennesse. Is it required that we use an attorney for a simple land contract?

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Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You are not "required" to use an attorney to purchase real estate in Tennessee. However, I would encourage you to consider using a real estate agent. There may be issues you are not familiar with that a real estate agent may be able to help with. You also may want to use or talk to a real estate attorney /or title company. A little missed issue could cause big problems down the road.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: The Contract is usually the least of your worries. Hire an attorney to search the Title and draft an enforceable Deed with a proper derivation of title clause and legal description. Close the conveyance in person, not over the internet.

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