TIER Plus Real Estate Leagl Services with Happy Family

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.

Buyer Beware

The most avoidable problem seen at the law office is a buyer who didn't understand the devastating effect a public-record document had on the use and enjoyment of their purchase.

The law assumes buyers know about all public-record documents. If a buyer doesn't know about a public-record document or doesn't understand its effect on the parcel, the law offers little recourse.


TIER Plus®

TIER Plus® is a custom-designed legal due diligence tool. TIER Plus starts with a TIER, then delivers a legal opinion regarding any other public-record risk of  concern.

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
  • Wetlands
  • Zoning

How does TIER Plus work?

Order Request. Complete the Order Request to the right. Monitor your inbox for an email scheduling your first attorney phone call.

First attorney phone call. Attorney calls at the scheduled time. Plan for an hour. Discuss goals of the analysis.

TIER Plus documents. A preliminary title report is ordered, as well as other public-record document(s) addressing your goals. When all documents have been received, documents are organized for analysis.

TIER Plus Days 1-10. Attorney performs TIER Plus analysis. TIER Plus is delivered within ten business days.

Second attorney phone call. Attorney calls at scheduled time. Plan for an hour. Discuss questions you have.

Payment. An advance fee is collected with the Order Request. Timely Contract uses LawPay to process the advance fee. Time is billed in six-minute increments at an hourly rate against the advance fee. Advance fee and hourly rates are determined by the attorney licensed in the jurisdiction of your parcel.

Pricing. Advance fee and hourly rates are determined by the attorney licensed in the jurisdiction of your parcel. To find the Timely Contract® attorney, enter the parcel's information in the Order Request to the right. The pop-up box featuring the Timely Contract attorney includes a link to the Advance Fee Agreement where you will find advance fees, hourly rates, and other important contract terms

Refund guarantee. Within twenty-four hours after the first attorney phone call, if you do not with to continue with the service, you may cancel for a full refund.

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.