Yes, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that real estate and mortgage closings in South Carolina must be conducted under the supervision of an attorney. At Buxton & Collie, our real estate attorneys will be present at closing to go through the documents with you and answer any questions you may have as the buyer or seller.
In South Carolina, the Supreme Court has determined that real estate closing is considered the practice of law, so it must be conducted and supervised by a licensed attorney. Real estate attorneys should also be licensed title insurance agents and can help buyers and sellers navigate the real estate transaction process and answer any questions or address any legal concerns.
At Buxton & Collie, we can also work with a buyer or seller to identify any potential issues that may arise during the closing process, such as title defects or property liens. Additionally, an attorney can advise you on the legal implications of any agreements or contracts you may sign during the closing. Ultimately, having an attorney can give you peace of mind and help ensure your real estate transaction goes as smoothly as possible.