Do I Need an Attorney?
Massachusetts requires the participation of a real estate attorney in any real estate transaction. This includes buying and selling both residential and commercial law.
In Connecticut, while not always necessary, most real estate transactions will require the use of a real estate attorney. Connecticut requires the use of an attorney where a title search will be performed for the purpose of issuing title insurance and when certain services or activities may constitute the practice of law.
Lending institutions, in both Connecticut and Massachusetts, will always require the Buyer to use an attorney. Your Lender will provide you with a list of approved attorneys. If they do not have an approved list of attorneys they will allow you to choose your own attorney.