Most commonly, you will need a property attorney when you are buying or selling property. This is because a property attorney deals, largely, with property transfer. However, it should be noted that while a property attorney specialises in the transfer of property, there are several ways in which the transfer of property is required, beyond buying or selling. In the event of death and the deceased estate has property that needs to find its heirs, a property attorney will deal with the transfer as well. Property transfer also refers to commercial and industrial properties. Some property attorneys will have a specific focus on commercial and industrial property transfer, while others might only deal with residential property transfers. Similarly, some property attorneys specialise in all areas of the property law. In any event, any legal practice that specialise in property law will be able to assist with whatever property transaction or dispute you may be facing.