How TC Drafting Works
Business Day 0
Complete the Order Request (below). It will be emailed to a TC Certified™ attorney licensed in the jurisdiction of the property. Speak to the TC Certified™ attorney within two business days.
1st Attorney Call
Business Day 2
Discuss your concerns for seeking legal counsel*. If you want to engage the services of the TC Certified™ attorney, a signed Fee Agreement and advance fee are required.
Business Days 3-12
Your document will be researched and drafted according to the provisions and terms discussed during the 1st Attorney Call. It’s delivered within ten business days.
2nd Attorney Call
Business Day 14
The 2nd Attorney Call is scheduled within two business days of document delivery. Your attorney will call at the scheduled time. Discuss any revisions and address remaining questions at this time.
What is TC Drafting?
TC Drafting is a limited-scope legal solution that delivers a custom-drafted legal document when boilerplate terms and provisions won’t do. See Common Document Errors for a sampling of errors TC Drafting endeavors to avoid.
Order Request. The first step is to complete the Order Request below. It will be emailed to a TC Certified™ attorney licensed in the jurisdiction of the property. You’ll receive a confirmation email with the TC Certified™ Attorney assigned to you and further instructions.
Note. TC Drafting is covered by the attorney-client privilege and is subject to a conflict check.
1st Attorney Call. The 1st Attorney Call is held within two business days of Order Request. Discuss your concerns with the attorney. If you want to engage the services of the TC Certified™ attorney, a signed Fee Agreement and advance fee are required. Advance fee and hourly rates are subject to local conditions and are set by the TC Certified™ attorney.
Note. You are under no obligation to engage the services of the TC Certified™ attorney.
Document Draft. Your TC Certified™ attorney will draft your document according to terms discussed during the 1st Attorney Call. It will be delivered within ten business days. A 2nd Attorney Call is scheduled within two business days of draft delivery.
2nd Attorney Call. Your attorney will call at the scheduled time. Discuss any remaining revisions or questions with your attorney during this call.
Common Document Errors
- Ambiguous language
- Poor or incorrect legal description
- Misspelled or incorrect name for title grantor
- Lack of consideration for exchange
- Lack of easement use provisions
- Poorly drafted easement use terms
- Poorly drafted party communications method
- No reference to modification in contract
- Poorly drafted contract modification provision
- No termination provisions for encroachment
- More than one date, except for signatures
- No deadline(s) for performance
- No dispute resolution language
- Onerous default provision
- One-sided indemnification provision
- Use of fence for property boundary
What You Should Know
TC Certified™ Attorney. TC Certified™ attorneys are experienced in real property law and licensed in the State where the subject property is located.
Fee Agreement. Fee Agreement defines terms by which a client engages the legal services of an attorney.
Hourly Rate. Hourly rate is subject to local conditions and set by the TC Certified™ attorney.
Trust Account. By law, advance fees for legal services are held in trust. Trust accounts are held to strict accounting standards.
Advance Fee. Advance fee is the dollar amount required in advance before legal services are rendered. The advance fee remains the property of the client unless exhausted by invoiced legal services and expenses. Any balance due after work is completed is refunded to the client.
TC Drafting Order Request
Have the following ready:
- Contact information.
- County and State of subject property.
- Goals. Concise statement of why you are seeking legal counsel.
- Conflict Check. Identify the individual(s) or entity on the other side of the transaction. If unknown, indicate “Unknown.”
- Document(s). Have an electronic copy of a template document, or wish list of terms and provisions, ready for upload.
Examples of Documents. Purchase and Sale Agreements, Contract Modifications, CC&R’s, Deeds, List of Contract Terms or Changes (can be handwritten), Preliminary Title Reports, Seller Disclosure Forms, Septic Regulations, Local laws, Flood Zone information.
Confirmation Email. Monitor your email for your confirmation email, including junk mail.
Limited-scope legal services restrict the involvement of an attorney in a client matter to a predefined set of legal services. Timely Contract’s suite of limited-scope legal services address common transactional problems encountered in the real estate industry.
Limited-scope legal services do not meet the needs of every legal client. If a potential client’s legal need is beyond the scope of the Timely Contract solutions, your TC Certified™ attorney will recommend traditional legal services.