In this article, our Lincoln Park HOA attorneys explain the process of hiring an attorney to review a contract for the sale or purchase of a home or condo.The actual attorney review period can feel a little fuzzy when you’re in the middle of it. If you’re a buyer and your real estate agent sends over a contract with an agreed-upon purchase amount, but the sellers decide not to sign anything, then no party has entered into any attorney review period. Once the contract is signed by both parties, they enter an official attorney review and modification period. This period allows for the inspection to be performed and extensions to be filed as necessary. These time frames are not concrete, but if extensions are not requested appropriately a deal may fall through or a contract may become binding. Missing deadlines can happen, but having a good real estate attorney will reduce the chance of missing a deadline or fudging a line on the contract to near zero.