Real Trial Lawyers Helping People Solve Real Problems

Providing Practical, Strategic Representation In Zoning And Land Use Litigation

Disputes of any size involving real estate property can have a major impact on the ability of a project to move forward in a timely manner. Real estate disputes are often much more complex than they first appear and require attention to detail outlined in initial agreements and contracts. All too often, property owners are faced with disagreements regarding the use of their property. Disputes can come from local authorities, a homeowners association, or even neighbors.

No matter what type of issue you are facing, you can rely on our experienced attorneys at The McGarity Group. We know that every legal dispute involves real consequences for our clients, which is why we focus on finding efficient, cost-effective resolutions. Whenever possible, we will prioritize out-co-court tactics like negotiation and mediation. When necessary, however, we are prepared to aggressively litigate your case in the courtroom.

Real Estate Disputes Affecting Businesses

Many real estate issues revolve around the business of owning property. These issues include such items as:

  • Purchase and sale contracts
  • Partnership disputes
  • Claims involving breach of fiduciary duty
  • Commercial leases
  • Property insurance
  • Property tax assessments
  • Design and construction defects or negligent construction sites
  • Issues pertaining to express or implied warranties

We are prepared to represent you as either a plaintiff or defendant in these disputes.

Disputes Involving Local Authorities, Neighbors And Homeowners Associations

Local authorities and even a homeowner’s association may perceive that you have not complied with their property regulations, including obtaining building permits for repair or construction on your property, zoning requirements governing the allowed uses of your property and appropriate maintenance of your property. Our attorneys will work quickly to resolve the dispute, minimizing costs, fines and fees issued by the governing bodies.

We are also here to help you with any issues that commonly arise due to disputes with neighbors adjacent to a property. These include:

  • Boundary line disputes
  • Unacceptable use of neighboring property
  • Substandard property maintenance
  • Unacceptable fencing between properties
  • Noise issues

Your home should be your sanctuary and your castle. Disputes like these can greatly intrude on your sense of autonomy and comfort, and those are intrusions we take seriously.

We Can Represent Either Party In A Landlord-Tenant Dispute

Both landlords and tenants can have legal disputes. Landlords often face issues like excessive tenant noise, property damage and the inability to collect rent from a tenant. Evictions can also be legally fraught. Tenants, on the other hand, often face issues like the landlord’s failure or refusal to make needed repairs to the unit or to address excessive noise from other tenants. They may also be unnecessarily trespassing into the tenant’s space.

Our attorneys realize that there are two sides to each story and that both parties often have cause for frustration and grievance. We will vigorously represent your interests and help you seek the best resolution available.

Aggressive Advocacy In Complex Condemnation And Eminent Domain Actions

The eminent domain process is complex, and your interests can best be protected by obtaining experienced legal assistance. The McGarity Group provides a range of services, including mediation and litigation toward resolving eminent domain disputes. We challenge the government’s right to eminent domain to obtain the fair market value and just compensation for the damage done to our clients’ property, including pre-condemnation damages, goodwill damages, and consequential damages. The best time to get help is when you first receive eminent domain notification.

Our firm has also been involved in two of the largest condemnation cases in the history of Gwinnett and Hall counties. We are ready and able to help you deal with the prospect of condemnation looming over you.

Call Us Today To Discuss Your Legal Needs

When facing a real estate dispute in northern Georgia, contact The McGarity Group by calling 770-932-8477. You can also contact us online. From our office in Buford, we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas, including the greater Atlanta metro.