How does TC Review work?
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 TC Certified attorney, a signed Fee Agreement and advance fee are required.
Business Days 3-6
Your documents are reviewed by your TC Certified attorney. As a limited-scope legal service, only the questions identified during the 1st Attorney Call will be addressed in the attorney’s legal analysis.
2nd Attorney Call
Business Day 6
The 2nd Attorney Call is scheduled within four business days of engagement. Your TC Certified attorney will call at the specified time. Discuss your questions in light of the attorney’s analysis of the documents reviewed.
What is TC Review?
TC Review is a limited-scope legal solution that answers questions about a signed document, or document to which you may otherwise be legally bound. See the Examples of Documents Reviewed for a sample of documents reviewed.
Order Request. First step is to complete the Order Request form 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 Review 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 their services, 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 Review. Your TC Certified attorney will review your document(s) in light of the concerns discussed during the 1st Attorney Call. A 2nd Attorney Call is scheduled within four business days of attorney engagement.
2nd Attorney Call. Your TC Certified attorney will call at the scheduled time. Discuss the results of your attorney’s legal analysis of the documents reviewed.
Examples of Documents Reviewed
- Boundary Line Agreements
- Construction Contracts
- Easements and Encroachment Agreements
- Purchase and Sale Agreements
- Rental Agreements
- Road Agreements
- Shared Septic Agreements
What You Should Know
TC Certified Attorney. Your TC Certified attorney is licensed to practice law in the State where the subject property is located. Your TC Certified attorney has a minimum of five years’ full-time substantive real estate experience.
Fee Agreement. An Fee Agreement sets out the terms by which a client engages the legal services of an attorney. Fee Agreements can be quite detailed but usually address scope of legal service to be performed, financial terms (including advance fee and hourly rates), and confidentiality considerations involved in the attorney-client relationship.
Pricing. Advance fee and hourly rates are subject to local conditions and are set by the TC Certified attorney. The TC Certified attorney will discuss advance fee and hourly rates with you during the 1st Attorney Call.
Advance Fee. Advance fees are monies required in advance before legal services are rendered. Advance fee monies remain the property of the client until exhausted by invoiced legal services and expenses.
Trust Account. By law, advance fees for legal services are held in trust. Attorneys are barred from using client trust fund monies for anything except invoiced legal fees and expenses. Trust accounts are held to strict accounting standards.
TC Review Order Request
Have the following ready:
- Contact information.
- County and State of subject property.
- Goals. Concise statement of why you are seeking legal counsel. A timeline of events is often helpful here.
- Conflict Check. Name of individual(s) or entity on the other side of the transaction. If unknown, indicate “Unknown.”
- Documents. Have electronic copies of all relevant documents ready for upload.
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.