Custom Legal Due Diligence
Logging restrictions, zoning, building permits, conservation restrictions, chain of title, and other circumstances of a parcel can have a devastating effect on the use and value of a parcel.
Legal due diligence uncovers risks in a parcel's public-record, substantiating the true value of a parcel.
The most avoidable problems are those associated with public-record document(s) that limit the use and enjoyment of a purchase. The law assumes buyers know and understand all public-record documents. If a buyer doesn't know about all public-record documents, the law offers little recourse.
TIER Plus® is a custom-designed legal due diligence tool. TIER Plus starts with an analysis of title insurance exceptions documents, then delivers a legal opinion of your custom-designed public-record risks.
TIER Plus is covered by the attorney-client relationship and is subject to a conflict check.
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 against goods included or attached to the transaction
- Water use
How does TIER Plus work?
Order Request. Complete the Order Request to the right. Upload document(s) to be reviewed. Monitor your inbox for an email scheduling your first attorney phone call.
First attorney phone call. Attorney calls to clarify your goals. Plan for an hour-long conversation.
TIER Plus documents. A preliminary title report is ordered, as well as any other public-record document(s) required. Work begins when all necessary, supporting documents have been received.
TIER Plus Days 1-10. Attorney performs TIER Plus analysis. TIER Plus is delivered within ten business days.
Second attorney phone call. Attorney calls to address client questions. Plan for an hour-long conversation.
Pricing. Advance fee and hourly rates depend on where your parcel is located, and are determined by the Timely Contract certified attorney licensed in that jurisdiction. The attorney's Advance Fee Agreement will include information on hourly rates and advance fee.
Payment. Your Order Request Confirmation email includes instructions how to pay the advance fee.
Expedited service. Expedited legal service is available after your first attorney phone call. Expedited hourly rates are generally twice the hourly rate.
Order Request. Have the following available to get started:
- Phone number
- Best time to call during the business day
- Legal description, parcel number, and / or street address of Subject Property
- Electronic copy of your contract
Ordering takes less than five minutes.
Confirmation email. You'll receive a confirmation email with your Timely Contract attorney, the Advance Fee Agreement including advance fee and hourly rates, and payment instructions. Take a moment to review this information before submitting payment.
Payment. Timely Contract uses LawPay for payment processing and accepts VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, and eChecks.
Refund guarantee. Within twenty-four hours after your first attorney phone call, if you do not wish to continue with the service, you may cancel for a full refund. The attorney reserves the same right.
Please note that we also offer these legal services: real estate contract drafting and real estate contract review.
At Timely Contract, we have local real estate attorneys who have experience throughout Idaho, including: Boise, Post Falls, Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Moscow, and Sandpoint.
We also have local real estate attorneys who have experience throughout Montana, including: Missoula, Billings, Bozeman, and Kalispell.
And we have local real estate attorneys who have experience throughout Washington, including: Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, and Cheney.