Do I need an attorney to buy or sell a home?

While you are not legally required to have an attorney to buy or sell a home in New York, it is highly recommended that you do. Real estate transactions in New York can involve large transactions that may pose a substantial risk, and an attorney can safeguard your interests by preparing and reviewing contracts, inspecting titles, and assisting you with the closing process. If a dispute arises during the transaction, he or she can help resolve the dispute.