Real estate transactions are held together by their contract. Whether buying or selling a residential or commercial property, leasing out a property, or assigning an interest in property, having experienced legal counsel can be vital to avoiding costly conflicts in the future. When disagreements do arise, it is important to have an attorney who understands the nuances of real estate law.
Wick & Trautwein, LLC, represents individuals, developers, associations and businesses with real estate contract disputes in Colorado. Our knowledge and experience handling real estate matters enables us to approach a disagreement from a position of strength. While we focus on trying to help our clients resolve their contract disputes without litigation, we are adept at representing our clients in that arena as well.
The real estate lawyers at Wick & Trautwein, LLC, in Fort Collins have more than 40 years of experience representing clients with contract disputes. Learn how we can help you. Call us at 970-237-5694 (866-686-1410 toll free) or reach us using our contact form.
Handling Breach of Real Estate Contract Claims in Colorado
Real estate law is complex. It is not only governed by contract law, but Colorado also has specific statutes laid out to protect the interests of both parties.
We have extensive experience resolving a number of different contract problems and have the skill to handle complex contract issues. We have represented homeowners, building owners and renters with these common types of real estate contract disputes:
- Breach of contract including breach of the sales contract agreement as well as breaches of easement, lease or property management agreement
- Statute of frauds requirements governing certain real estate contracts
- Disagreements between commercial landlord and tenants over contract terms
- Problems with construction or development contracts
- Delays in performance of contract terms
- Defects in construction or installation, including problems with materials and appliances
- Disputes over contract terms
We also defend clients accused of breaching real estate contracts. We look for contract deficiencies, such as a contract missing the necessary elements to form a contract. A contract also may not be enforceable if there was some sort of mutual mistake about the essential terms of the contract or if it can be shown that fraud, duress or undue influence was used to influence the contract signing.
Damages for Breaches of Real Estate Contracts
At Wick & Trautwein, LLC, we focus on making our clients whole again. We may pursue a number of different kinds of damages to achieve this goal, including:
Compensatory: Our attorneys always work to make sure our clients are compensated for the financial harm they suffered from a contract breach. Compensatory damages cover losses from detrimental reliance on the other party, the loss of value to the property, the cost of repairs and any associated loss to profits.
Punitive: In rare cases, we may be able to pursue punitive damages. Our attorneys would attempt to recover punitive damages if they could show that malice or fraud was involved.
Treble: If our attorneys can demonstrate any sort of intentional interference with the real estate contract, we may pursue treble damages.
Attorney fees: We will pursue attorney fees and court costs from the other party.
Get Aggressive Representation to Handle Your Contract Dispute
There is a limited time for people to file suit for contract claims. Colorado has strict statutes of limitations for bringing various types of contract actions. Get resolution now. The lawyers at Wick & Trautwein, LLC, are committed to serving our clients' needs. We have built a reputation as aggressive litigators. Let us stand up for you. To get in touch with one of our skilled attorneys, call our firm at 970-237-5694 (866-686-1410 toll free) or use our online form to send us your information.