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Real Estate Law

REAL ESTATE LAW ATTORNEY
IN BEND, OREGON

Sell your home without a realtor!

Paul Heatherman can draft the documents
for the seller and save you thousands.
Start by calling (541) 389-1010

Our focus is getting your contract, lease or easement done the right way
and at a reasonable cost
.

1. How do I know whether I need a land sale contract or
     a lease option agreememt?
2. How do I stop my neighbor from fencing out a portion of my property?
3. How do I know if I have a legally enforceable sale agreement?
4. How do I evict the tenant if he won't pay the rent?
(Paul Heatherman is co-author of the Oregon Lawyers' Manual on eviction law in Oregon.)
5. How do I protect my rights when I draft or sign a lease?

Call us. We will help.


Representative Cases
1.
A couple owned 10 acres near Sisters, Oregon. Their neighbor sold their property, and a new neighbor from Portland moved in and soon claimed that he owned one-half of our clients' horse pasture. The neighbor filed suit for the property, claiming that because he and the previous owner had used the pasture for over 10 years, he has the right to adversely claim it as his own.

At trial, the neighbor and his witnesses testified first. When they were done, to help keep costs down and to be aggressive, rather than put our client and witnesses on, we filed a motion for directed verdict, argued to the court that the opponent had not proved his case, and that we should win this case even without putting on our case. The judge looked at the opponent's counsel and "strongly suggested" that he settle this case. Both parties took an immediate recess and the case was settled with the opponent paying a generous sum to our client to purchase the pasture.


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