If you purchase property in a planned development, the real estate lawyer has already likely been selected by the developer. This is done to simplify the closing process, ensure deed consistency and reduce costs. If you decide to purchase property within a planned development, and wish to have a property title search performed, you should retain a different lawyer.

If you purchase land outside of a planned development, I always recommend that you as the buyer choose the lawyer that will manage the closing.

I would be happy to give you the names and contact information for reputable local lawyers.