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Real Estate Litigation



Real estate, by its nature, is a significant and often complex investment.

With high stakes and multiple variables at play, disputes in this realm can quickly become intricate and challenging.

That’s where specialized legal guidance becomes invaluable.

At Dilendorf Law Firm, we offer dedicated legal support for a diverse range of real estate disputes.



If you're facing real estate disputes or have any questions regarding real estate litigation, our team at Dilendorf Law Firm is here to assist.

Here is an overview of the types of real estate disputes we handle:

  1. Real Estate Breach of Contract Disputes:
    • Addressing issues where parties involved in a real estate transaction fail to fulfill their contractual obligations.
    • Resolving conflicts arising from disagreements over contract terms, failure to disclose property defects, or issues with property title.
  2. Real Estate Commission Disputes:
    • Representing real estate brokers and agents in disputes over unpaid commissions or fee disagreements.
    • Resolving conflicts between sellers and their agents regarding commission structures and payment.
  3. Construction Litigation:
    • Handling disputes related to construction contracts, project delays.
    • Representing property owners, contractors, or subcontractors in litigation arising from construction projects.
  4. Property Tax Litigation:
    • Assisting property owners in challenging assessed property values and property tax liability.
    • Representing clients in disputes with tax authorities over property tax assessments and exemptions.
  5. Landlord-Tenant Conflicts:
    • Resolving disputes between landlords and tenants regarding lease agreements, rent payments, property maintenance, and eviction proceedings.
    • Providing legal guidance and representation for both residential and commercial landlord-tenant disputes.

Q&A About Real Estate Disputes

  • Can I Resolve a Real Estate Dispute Without Going to Court?

Answer: Yes, many real estate disputes can be resolved through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration, which can be quicker and less expensive than litigation.

  • What is Specific Performance in Real Estate Disputes?

Answer: Specific performance is a legal remedy in which a court orders a party to perform their obligations under a real estate contract, such as completing a sale, rather than awarding monetary damages.

  • How Can a Real Estate Attorney Help in a Dispute?

Answer: A real estate attorney can provide legal advice, help negotiate settlements, represent you in court if necessary, and ensure that your rights and interests are protected throughout the dispute resolution process.

  • What Happens if There is a Breach of Real Estate Contract?

Answer: If there is a breach of real estate contract, the non-breaching party may seek remedies such as damages, specific performance, or termination of the contract, depending on the terms of the contract and the nature of the breach.

  • How Long Do I Have to Bring a Real Estate Dispute to Court?

Answer: The time limit for bringing a real estate dispute to court, known as the statute of limitations, varies by jurisdiction and the type of dispute. It is crucial to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss any deadlines.

  • What is Quiet Title Action?

Answer: A quiet title action is a legal proceeding to resolve any disputes or clear any uncertainties regarding the ownership of a property, ensuring the property title is clear and undisputed.

  • Can I Refuse to Sell My Property If I Change My Mind?

Answer: If you are under a binding contract to sell your property, refusing to sell can result in a breach of contract. The buyer may seek damages or specific performance to compel the sale.

  • What Should I Do If I’m Facing a Real Estate Dispute?

Answer: If you’re facing a real estate dispute, it is advisable to consult with a real estate attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and help navigate the resolution process.

Legal assistance is crucial in real estate disputes to protect your rights and interests and to navigate the complexities of real estate law.

Contact Us

If you’re facing real estate disputes or have any questions regarding real estate litigation, our team at Dilendorf Law Firm is here to assist. Reach out to us today at (212) 457-9797 or via email¬†

Resources and Samples

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  3. Real Estate Assessments & Taxes
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  5. COVID-19 Defenses in Real Estate Litigation
  6. Jury instructions in real estate litigation
  7. Liability and Loss Allocation for Economic Losses in Construction Litigation Involving Design Professionals
  8. The effective use of forensic experts in construction litigation
  9. The Use of Equitable Tools in Freeway Construction Litigation
  10. What Happens When Real Estate Disputes Go to Court?
  11. Slack v. James: Can South Carolina’s Real Estate Industry Rely on Non-Reliance Clauses
  12. Identifying Exempt Intangible Assets In State Property Tax: Urging Stricter Application Of Burden Of Proof
  13. Protectionist Property Taxes
  14. Exclusionary Taxation
  15. Residential Landlord-Tenant Law in New York, 2015-2016 ed.
  16. Landlord v. Tenant: An Appraisal of the Habitability and Repair Problem
  17. Emergency Tenant Protection in New York: Ten Years of Rent Stabilization


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