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Legal Due Diligence

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

By avoiding just one of the risks listed above, TIER Plus pays for itself.

Buyer Beware

The law assumes buyers know of all public-record documents, and 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.

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 documents of concern. The TIER Plus legal opinion letter includes a GREEN Light risk assessment rating (RED, YELLOW, or GREEN).

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 for secured interests in personal property
  • Water use
  • Wetlands
  • Zoning

How does TIER Plus work?

Day 1. Order Request. Complete the Order Request to the right. Monitor your inbox for an email scheduling your first attorney phone call.

Day 2-3. First attorney phone call. Attorney calls at the scheduled time. Plan for up to an hour. Discuss the goals for 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, TIER Plus analysis begins.

TIER Plus Days 1-10. Attorney performs TIER Plus analysis. TIER Plus is delivered to your inbox within ten business days. Email includes a scheduled time for attorney phone call.

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

Payment. An advance fee is required in order for attorney to start work. Legal services are billed at an hourly internet rate and charged against the advance fee. If the matter is completed before the advance fee reaches zero, the balance is refunded; if not, an invoice is issued with the amount due. Amount owing must be paid before the TIER Plus is delivered. Timely Contract uses PayPal to process credit cards, debit cards, and electronic fund transfers.

Pricing. Pricing is determined by your Timely Contract® attorney. To find your attorney, enter the parcel's address information in the Order Request. A pop-up box featuring your attorney will appear with a link to the attorney's Advance Fee Agreement. Click on the Advance Fee Agreement to view advance fee, hourly rates, and other important contract terms.

Refund guarantee. Within twenty-four hours of the first attorney phone call, if 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.