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Resale Homes

Resale homes can be a great value. They can also present legal challenges. The fence you admire could be just over your neighbour’s property line. The new, homeowner-installed chandelier could be a fire hazard. Termites, asbestos, radon or lead-based paint can add thousands to your costs. The backyard paving stones may be hiding an oil…Read More

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New Construction Homes

Buying a brand new house or condominium can be exciting. There are many new residential developments popping up every week and it’s important that you have a real estate lawyer thoroughly review your agreement of purchase and sale and related documents to ensure you are, in fact, getting what you have bargained for.  A new…Read More

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Joint Tenants vs. Tenants in Common

When two or more owners are on a title, they are registered as joint tenants or tenants in common. This choice affects the property’s ownership when you sell or die. Joint tenancy Under joint tenancy, the right of survivorship is awarded to the remaining joint tenants. This means the portion of property owned by the…Read More

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What is Property Title?

Property title is the legal term for the registered owner of real property. People listed on title legally own and have the right to occupy and use that property. Title can be held individually or by multiple people. Corporations can also hold title. Holding title Title can be held as: Freehold: Freehold ownership means that…Read More

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What Information will my Real Estate Lawyer Need for my Home Purchase?

In Ontario, when you select a real estate lawyer for your home purchase, you will be required to provide the lawyer with a number of materials prior to closing.  Below, we explain what those materials are, how you can obtain them, and why your real estate lawyer will need them. Here’s What You Need Agreement…Read More

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