TIER Plus Real Estate Leagl Services with Happy Family

Legal Due Diligence

Legal due diligence uncovers risks in a parcel's public-record documents like logging rights, wetlands restrictions, zoning, airspace rights, building permits, conservation restrictions, and chain of title problems, risks that can have a devastating effect on the use and value of a parcel.

TIER Plus®

TIER Plus® is a custom-designed legal due diligence tool that delivers a Legal Opinion letter of public-record documents found at the County Recorder's office and at other offices or agencies of interest. The TIER Plus Legal Opinion letter includes an overall GREEN Light risk assessment rating (RED, YELLOW, or GREEN) for the parcel, as well as a risk assessment for each document, making the letter understandable at-a-glance.

Types of TIER Plus® risks.

  • Building permits
  • Conservation restrictions
  • Crop subsidies
  • Encroachments, boundary line disputes or agreements
  • Endangered species
  • Environmental phase testing results
  • Flood zones
  • Grazing permits
  • Logging rights
  • Mineral rights
  • Notice of lawsuit(s) pending (lis pendens)
  • Pre-existing code violations
  • Septic permits
  • Timber tax exemptions
  • Tribal laws or regulations
  • UCC fixture encumbrances or other claims for secured interests in personal property
  • Water use
  • Wetlands
  • Zoning

How does TIER Plus work?

Day 1. Order Request. Upload your Order Request. Monitor your inbox for an email scheduling a time to speak to your attorney.

Day 2-3. First attorney phone call. Your attorney will call at the scheduled time. Be prepared to discuss the transaction and the goals of the TIER Plus analysis.

TIER Plus Days 1-10. Once necessary supporting documents have been received, your attorney performs the TIER Plus analysis as agreed. Your TIER Plus legal opinion arrives in your email inbox within ten business days. This email includes a scheduled time to discuss the results of the TIER Plus analysis with your attorney.

Second attorney phone call. Your attorney calls at the scheduled time to answer questions about the TIER Plus analysis.

Payment. Legal services billed at an hourly internet rate and pass-through expenses are charged against an Advance Fee. Pricing is dependent on where the parcel is located. If the legal matter is completed before the Advance Fee reaches zero, the balance will be refunded; if not, an invoice will be issued with the amount due.

Refund guarantee. If after the first attorney phone call, you do not wish to continue with the TIER Plus service, 100% of the Advance Fee will be refunded.

Getting Started.

Have the following information handy:

  • Name and contact information
  • Legal description, parcel number, and/or street address of the Subject Property
  • Goal(s) of the TIER Plus
  • VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover information

Ordering takes less than five minutes.

Buyer Beware

The law assumes buyers know the effect public-record documents have on the use and value of a parcel.

The law offers little recourse if a buyer doesn't understand their effect on the use and value of a parcel.

The most avoidable problems seen at real estate law offices are buyers who didn't understand the devastating effect a public-record document had on the use and enjoyment of their purchase.