Real Estate Law

Kansas and Missouri Real Estate Law

Attorney G. Thomas Harris spent time as a real estate agent prior to practicing law and earned the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) with the National Association of Realtors in Chicago, which provides him a unique perspective on real estate law matters. Harris Law can provide legal assistance in real estate matters that is unequaled in Missouri or Kansas.

Boundary Disputes

Good neighbors go a long way towards enjoying your home and property, and conflicts can make property ownership equally unpleasant.

A boundary dispute is one conflict to avoid because costs and emotions can quickly get out of control.

A boundary dispute may be a question of confusion or uncertainty, or it may result from a true disagreement about ownership and the property line. There are different types of boundary disputes, and legal approaches to solve the problem. Cooperation and diplomacy, however, are often the best solutions, no matter which side of the fence, or property line, you’re on.

Do you want to confirm your property lines to quell a testy neighbor’s protestations? Or do you want the quickest resolution to a property line dispute? Rely on Harris Law to fight for your real property and mitigate real estate disputes.

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Builders Disputes

The number of construction defect cases has surged in recent years because homes were recently constructed in record numbers to meet the high demand for housing.

Construction defects usually include any deficiency in the performing or furnishing of the design, planning, supervision, inspection, construction or observation of construction to any new home or building, where there is a failure to construct the building in a reasonably workmanlike manner or the structure fails to perform in the manner that is reasonably expected by the buyer.

Some of the most common and high-cost construction defects include structural integrity such as foundation and framing, expansive soils, mechanical and electrical systems, water intrusion sometimes resulting in toxic mold, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, and finishes. Generally, courts categorize construction defects in one of four categories: design deficiencies, material deficiencies, construction deficiencies or subsurface deficiencies.

If you are facing a disagreement with your builder or contractor, let Harris Law help mitigate the legal aspects of seeking justice. You are already upset that your home is compromised; let us fight for you.

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Buying a House

Receiving the keys to a new home is one of the most exciting events in anyone’s life.

Navigating the home-buying process to get those keys in hand, however, is sometimes cumbersome and overwhelming.

For instance, did you know there are extra guidelines for buying a home in Kansas?

At Harris Law, we can help you at each step along the way and ease your home-buyers stress. This is an important milestone in your life, and we can help you enjoy getting to your new home.

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Rental Housing

When you rent, you are at risk.

Whether you are renting an apartment to a temporary tenant, or you are leasing a unit from a landlord, there are several laws that protect both the lessee and the lessor.

When something goes wrong, it’s time to retain the expertise of a skillful landlord-tenant lawyer. At Harris Law, we can add our unique real estate experience to property owner’s legal fights as well as leaseholders’ or renters’ claims.

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