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McHenry County Real Estate Attorneys | Real Estate Lawyers, McHenry County IL

Our McHenry County real estate attorneys will take your residential or commercial real estate purchase or sale from contract to closing smoothly and efficiently. With friendly client service and the experience to overcome any obstacles, we will ensure that your contract is fair to you and that your interests are protected.

Our McHenry County real estate attorneys will take your residential or commercial real estate purchase or sale from contract to closing smoothly and efficiently. With friendly client service and the experience to overcome any obstacles, we will ensure that your contract is fair to you and that your interests are protected.

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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

Real Estate

Matter?

In this video, McHenry County real estate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your real estate matter.

  • ​​We Get the Job Done Smoothly and On Time!  Our skilled McHenry County real estate attorneys make each client a priority, taking the time to communicate with your realtor, your lender, and the other party's attorney to ensure that your transaction proceeds smoothly from contract to closing and that your best interests are protected.
  • We Provide Amazing Client Service!    Our McHenry County real estate lawyers have built a reputation in the community for providing above-and-beyond service to our clients.  Many of our clients have taken the time to leave us glowing reviews.  We have received such a positive response from our Clients that we were awarded  Avvo Client's Choice Award for 2016. We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau and have never received a BBB complaint.   In 2015, Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to receive Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40 Award. We can't wait to show you how different it can be to work with an attorney that puts you first. 
  • Establish a Lifelong Relationship!  A real estate transaction is a wonderful opportunity to develop a trusted relationship with an attorney.  At O'Flaherty Law, we take a team approach to client service.  We have several attorneys with multiple areas of experience.  This allows us to provide comprehensive legal service to our clients.  Once you establish a relationship with our McHenry County real estate attorneys, you will never have to look elsewhere for legal solutions.

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What to Expect From a Consultation

The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

Please contact our friendly

McHenry County Real Estate Attorneys

at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation:

O'Flaherty Law of Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107
Lake in the Hills
,
IL
60156
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See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.  ​​​

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

Our  Office Locations: 

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Downers Grove

5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Naperville

105 Jackson Avenue, Ste. 4b Naperville, IL 60540

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Elmhurst

​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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St. Charles

210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

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Meet Our Owner

Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

Here's What Our Clients Have to Say:

John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."

Kevin Sender
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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."

Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!

An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.

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John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."
DuPage Family Law AttorneyDowners Grove Estate Planning Attorney
Kevin Sender
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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."
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Mike Stehlik
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"Kevin and his team are my "Go To" resource for clients that need estate planning"
Kevin Koc
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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!
Stephen Petersen
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An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.
Troy Golden
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Kevin is an excellent attorney. He helped me incorporate by business and provides legal counsel as need. I highly recommend him.

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Commercial Tenants' Rights to an Audit of Common Area Maintenance Charges

In many commercial leases, tenants are required to pay a share of taxes, utilities, and common area maintenance charges ("CAM").  The tenant's share will typically be proportional to the amount of space leased by the tenant relative to the total rentable space of the building.  This "additional rent" will fluctuate from year to year.  It is not uncommon for landlords to overcharge their tenants for CAM.   This is referred to as Common Area Maintenance Fraud.

‍If the tenant believes this is occurring, their best option is to audit the Landlord's expenses to ensure that all of the CAM paid by tenants is going toward actual expenses and that those expenses are for vendors and market value, rather than inflated prices.  

However, unless the lease provides a right to an audit, the landlord is not required to allow one.  In this case, the best option for the tenant is to rely on the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in the lease, or the fiduciary duty of the landlord (in the case where the Tenant prepays CAM before expenses are calculated) to obtain an accounting for expenses.  However, in the absence of a right to audit in the lease, the landlord may provide evidence of its expenses by any reasonable manner that it selects.  This means that the landlord can provide a simple list of its expenses, and the tenant will not be permitted to investigate further.  

Therefore, in order to protect yourself against common area maintenance fraud, it is important that your commercial lease include a right to audit the landlord's records.  ​

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In many commercial leases, tenants are required to pay a share of taxes, utilities, and common area maintenance charges ("CAM").  The tenant's share will typically be proportional to the amount of space leased by the tenant relative to the total rentable space of the building.  This "additional rent" will fluctuate from year to year.  It is not uncommon for landlords to overcharge their tenants for CAM.   This is referred to as Common Area Maintenance Fraud.

‍If the tenant believes this is occurring, their best option is to audit the Landlord's expenses to ensure that all of the CAM paid by tenants is going toward actual expenses and that those expenses are for vendors and market value, rather than inflated prices.  

However, unless the lease provides a right to an audit, the landlord is not required to allow one.  In this case, the best option for the tenant is to rely on the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in the lease, or the fiduciary duty of the landlord (in the case where the Tenant prepays CAM before expenses are calculated) to obtain an accounting for expenses.  However, in the absence of a right to audit in the lease, the landlord may provide evidence of its expenses by any reasonable manner that it selects.  This means that the landlord can provide a simple list of its expenses, and the tenant will not be permitted to investigate further.  

Therefore, in order to protect yourself against common area maintenance fraud, it is important that your commercial lease include a right to audit the landlord's records.  ​

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Benefits of Hiring a McHenry County Real Estate Lawyer for Your Residential Real Estate Sale or Purchase

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McHenry County real estate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the benefits of hiring a residential real estate attorney.

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In this article, our McHenry County real estate lawyers explain the benefits of hiring an attorney for your residential real estate sale or purchase, including:

  • Potentially saving you money by renegotiating unfair provisions of your contract;
  • Increasing the chances that your transaction will close successfully and smoothly;
  • Decreasing the chances of post-closing disputes between buyer and seller;
  • Saving you time; and
  • Making sure that there are no problems with the passage of title from the seller to the buyer of the property.

Read the full article by our McHenry County real estate lawyers explaining the benefits of hiring an attorney for your residential real estate sale or purchase.

What Do McHenry County Real Estate Attorneys Do to Take A Real Estate Sale to Closing?

In this article, our McHenry County real estate lawyers explain what real estate attorneys do between the execution of a residential real estate contract and the closing of the transaction, including:

  • Ensuring that the required disclosures regarding radon, lead, and other hazardous materials are provided to the buyer;
  • Ensuring that a title insurance company commits to providing title insurance in case there are problems with the seller's title to the property;
  • And dealing with property taxes and municipal inspections.

Read the full article by our McHenry County real estate lawyers explaining what happens between contract and closing in McHenry County residential real estate transactions.

McHenry County real estate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the attorney modification process for residential real estate contracts.

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In this article, our McHenry County real estate lawyers explain what real estate attorneys do between the execution of a residential real estate contract and the closing of the transaction, including:

  • Ensuring that the required disclosures regarding radon, lead, and other hazardous materials are provided to the buyer;
  • Ensuring that a title insurance company commits to providing title insurance in case there are problems with the seller's title to the property;
  • And dealing with property taxes and municipal inspections.

Read the full article by our McHenry County real estate lawyers explaining what happens between contract and closing in McHenry County residential real estate transactions.

Important Clauses In Your Residential Real Estate Contract

McHenry County real estate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains some of the most important clauses in McHenry County real estate contracts.

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In this article, our McHenry County real estate attorneys explain some of the most important clauses in residential real estate contracts, including:

  • Purchase price and earnest money;
  • Appliances and other items that are included in the transaction;
  • The mortgage contingency clause; and
  • Real estate tax prorations.

Read the full article by our McHenry County real estate lawyers explaining important clauses in residential real estate contracts.

Our McHenry County Real Estate Lawyers are Happy To Meet With You in Algonquin, Grafton, McHenry, Crystal Lake, Nunda, Lake in the Hills, Woodstock, Dorr, Huntly, Cary, Greenwood, or Any Other Location Convenient To You.

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