The Lawyer/Notary

Having a lawyer/notary involved in the process will help ensure that things go as smoothly as possible.  You need a lawyer/notary to perform these tasks:

Protect your legal interests by making sure the property you want to buy does not have any liens, charges, or clean up orders

Review all contracts and offer to purchases

Remember a lawyer/notary should:

Be a licensed full-time lawyer/notary

Live/Work in the area

Understand real estate laws, regulations and restrictions

Have realistic and acceptable fees

Be able and willing to explain things in language you can easily understand

Be experienced with condominiums (if that is what you are buying)