Contracts. I'll review or write your contract, everything from tenants to babysitters. If you're selling your property or buying one, I can write the contract and guide it right through closing.
Land Trusts. Another tool to help you as you accumulate and hold properties.
Most of John's practice takes place in El Paso and Pueblo counties, Colorado. He has done cases in Crowley, Huerfano and Las Animas counties and wants to expand his practice into Douglas County.
Foreclosures. Here's what happens: you sell your home to some nice people and agree to hold the financing because you want to help them out. They're supposed to pay you a monthly check. Then they stop. Then I start (work, that is!).
Corporations and LLCs. A great way to build up and help protect a substantial amount of properties.
Evictions. Most tenants are just fine, pay their rent and take care of the place. But sometimes you get people who just don't follow the rules. I've been a landlord since 1996 and take the process from beginning to end. I've done a ton of evictions. In El Paso and Fremont Counties, the attorney fee is $800.00 through the return of service, which is the answer deadline for your tenant. In Pueblo County, the attorney fee is $600.00 through the return of service. These fees include the process server, court and my fee. If your case goes beyond the return of service, that costs more. All fees must be paid when you start; we don't break them up. Other counties cost more, but we do them, too.
Wills. Don't put this one off; if you're dead or incapacitated, it's too late to say who gets what. So take care of this now. I also do living wills. I can also come to you if you're disabled.
Powers of Attorney. General powers of attorney, special powers, medical powers, durable powers. Name it, I do it.