To many young people and those who are buying their first house, the focus is on getting the money and locating the right property and no one thinks about the legal process. This kind of transactions involve one person transferring money to another and in terms of instalment payment there is a contract to signed and this is not usually written in simple terms in many cases which is why the help of something who is in the legal field is mandatory. Also, you can get a better deal if you negotiate and since this is something that attorneys do on a daily basis, the probability that they will get a better deal than you is high. Once you have agreed with the seller on the price and the process of transfer can proceed, your lawyer will go through the clauses in the contract to check out whether they are in your best interest because sometimes malicious people can include clauses which will have negative consequences to you in the future.
Anyone can sell you a house and if they point you to one and say that it is theirs and they are selling it, you will be inclined to believe if there is no way you can prove that it is not theirs. Title searches are done to confirm that the property seller is legitimate. Buying a property that does not belong to the seller you are dealing with will not make it yours and you will be kicked out by the original owner if this gets to their attention. You will lose the house and do not think that catching the conman is going to be easy.This is why you need a lawyer on your side because he will do a thorough title search and if he does not find anything wrong with the property, you will be free to make the purchase.
When you do a title search, you will learn about unpaid land rates, property taxes and even circumstances where the house has already been used as security for different things. In the event that you end up acquiring a property that already has these issues, you will suffer the consequences and legally the previous owner will not be accountable. The knowledge will help you force the seller to set the record straight or reduce the price. When property is being sold, there are rules to be followed and they are legal enforceable. The process should be done in the presence of an attorney.