Real Estate


Many people are choosing to avoid the cost of an attorney by handling their straightforward real estate transactions on their own. Real estate transactions often require a host of specific forms that are complicated and difficult to prepare. That’s why self-represented individuals and owners of small businesses are turning to experienced Florida real estate legal document preparers that can accurately fill out all the required forms.

What’s a Deed?

A deed is a legal document used to transfer ownership of real estate. It always contains the names of the previous and current owners and a legal description of the property. After a deed is executed it must be filed in the county where the real estate is located. In Florida, there are four basic kinds of deeds: Fee Simple, Warranty, Special Warranty and Quit Claim, plus some specialized types. There are also different types of shared ownership such as:

  1. Joint Tenancy with Rights of Survivorship
  2. Tenants in Common
  3. Tenancy in Entirety (only available to married couples.)

It is important to choose both the right type deed and the right type of shared relationship when sharing ownership. A self-represented individual can research this at a local law library or online with services such as Westlaw or Lexis, but if you’re not absolutely sure what to choose, you should consult with an attorney before hiring a document preparation service.

Other Types of Real Estate Transactions

Self-represented individuals can be assisted by an experienced Florida document preparation service for many other types of real estate transactions such as the preparation of leases, promissory notes, powers of attorney and offers to purchase. Sadly, people whose homes are under the threat of foreclosure rarely have the funds to pay an attorney, so the help of an experienced Florida document preparer who has all the proper forms and can fill them out, can make the difference between keeping or losing their home.

South Florida Legal Doc Prep Services, LLC provides affordable document preparation services to assist individuals that wish to handle their real estate matters without an attorney.


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