Real Estate Lawyer Brantford

Why make major real estate investments without proper legal advice? Axess Law has a Brantford real estate lawyer for any budget. Our Axess Law Brantford real estate lawyer makes finalizing real estate deals easy. You get quality legal assistance, without the cost of hiring a traditional, full service law firm.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Brantford

Our Vision

Your offer to purchase is just the first step in buying a new home or land. Your Axess Law virtual real estate lawyer in Brantford goes over the fine print of your agreement of purchase and sale to ensure you get the deal you expect. Our online video lawyers negotiate amendments when you get a troubling home inspection report, or extensions if you have delays with mortgage financing.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Brantford

Moving up or moving on, your Axess Law Brantford real estate lawyer makes selling your first, your next or your forever home as stress-free as possible. Our licensed legal professionals search property records to transfer title to your name. We liaise with your lender to finalize new mortgages or discharge mortgages that no longer fit your needs. And if the unexpected happens, you can count on your Axess Law Brantford real estate lawyer to protect your interests or refer you to trusted legal partners.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property in Brantford

Using the equity in your home to finance renovations or take a family vacation is quick and convenient when you use an Axess Law real estate lawyer in Brantford. Your virtual Brantford real estate lawyer can prepare the paperwork you need to refinance your mortgage.

We work with the private lender, bank, or credit union of your choice, and explain all the terms and conditions of your new mortgage before you sign.

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About Brantford

Love watching Family Feud? Tune in to Facebook to see Ontario’s very own version, Brantford Feud. It’s just part of the fun of living in the hometown of The Great One, host to the annual Wayne Gretzky International Hockey Tournament. No wonder Brantford topped a 2017 Huffington Post list of “5 Best Cities to Live in”. Only an hour from Toronto, it’s close enough to travel in and out of the big city, without the hassle of a long commute.

Sign Legal Documents by Video

Your Axess Law Brantford real estate lawyer can video conference with you 7 days a week, at your convenience. Our online video calls and remote signing services take the work out of solving legal problems. Timely legal advice and low flat rate legal services — make your appointment by dialing 1-647-479-4118, toll free to 1-877-552-9377, or use our online booking form to connect with a Brantford real estate lawyer today. Debit, cash, VISA or Mastercard accepted. Axess Law makes hiring a virtual Brantford real estate lawyer easy.

Some FAQs

Are offers to purchase real estate legally binding?

During the irrevocable period and once accepted, yes. Provided the seller agrees, you can propose changes, but be sure they are in writing. Buyers and sellers can mutually agree to abandon a sale, and you can include “subject-to” conditions that may allow you to cancel a sale. Axess Law’s real estate lawyers review draft and accepted contracts to advise you on how to protect your legal and financial interests.

What happens to the deposit when buying a house?

Your deposit is kept in a trust account and released to the seller when your real estate transaction concludes. Who gets the deposit when a buyer backs out depends on the agreement of purchase and sale. Even if a seller agrees to return the deposit, you could be pursued for moving or other expenses the seller incurred before you cancelled or sued if a new buyer offers less.

Why do I need a home inspection?

Home inspections find defects that can cost thousands of dollars to repair or cause you to rethink your purchase. We highly recommend a home inspection clause in every agreement of purchase and sale.

When is the best time to buy a home?

Any time is a good time. Watch local markets for competitive interest rates and lulls in buying trends. A hint: sales often slow in winter, when weather affects buyers’ motivation to attend open houses, and pick up in late summer, just before school reopens.

Are closing costs negotiable?

You might negotiate a flat rate fee with your lawyer — Axess Law’s fees are all flat rates — but otherwise no.

Closing costs are fixed fees that add as much as about 5% to the cost of a home. They include land transfer taxes, plus Toronto’s municipal land transfer tax, title and fire insurance, and registering title to your property. Legal fees and your share of property taxes and utilities are included. For high-ratio mortgages with less than 20% down, mortgage default insurance is added to your costs. HST of 13%, minus any rebates you qualify for, is due for new or substantially renovated homes.

As the closing day draws near, your Axess Law lawyer will contact you to finalize the amount you need to bring to our office to conclude your home purchase.

Is there a cooling-off period when you buy a home?

Other than for new condos purchased from builders or developers, generally not. New condo buyers can withdraw their offer within 10 calendar days of receiving the agreement of purchase and disclosure statement. Ask Axess Law to review your contract to see if it has a cooling-off clause.

Why do I need a real estate lawyer?

Having your agreement of purchase and sale reviewed by Axess Law’s virtual real estate lawyers or in person ensures you make an informed decision. We explain all the details before you make legal commitments and point out terms and conditions you may want to alter.

Our real estate lawyers go over condo status certificates for details your realtor skipped over, like whether the reserve fund for major repairs is adequate or if the condo corporation has legal problems.

Building a new home? We have real estate lawyers nearby who can check pre-construction purchase contracts or assignments for sale for legal issues you may encounter.

Can I make an appointment on a Sunday?

We make appointments that fit your schedule and your lifestyle. You can drop into an open law office on Sundays or meet online or in person, whenever or wherever works best for you.

Can I pay by credit card?

Of course! We take VISA, Mastercard, or AMEX and email receipts for your financial records. Pay by phone or online.