Real Estate Lawyer Burlington

Save precious time and money with Axess Law’s secure, confidential video conferencing technology. If you buy and sell real estate regularly, now you can go virtual with an Axess Law remote real estate lawyer in Burlington. Our remote Burlington real estate lawyer service lets you sign documents from any location. You never have to worry about finding parking or taxing traffic delays when you use a virtual Burlington real estate lawyer.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Burlington

Our Vision

Make or amend agreements of purchase and sale with confidence. Axess Law’s virtual real estate lawyer in Burlington reviews legal contracts for essential clauses that preserve your buyer’s right to cancel. We discharge existing mortgages, and arrange signing dates for new mortgages when you find the lender you want to work with. Your time is of the essence when you use an Axess Law Burlington real estate lawyer.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Burlington

Understand conditional offers to purchase with an Axess Law virtual real estate lawyer in Burlington. Your remote real estate lawyer video conferences with you to review agreements of purchase and sale. Sign contract documents required to close your home sale using our secure, online video conference calling software. Our Burlington real estate lawyer service can connect with you 7 days a week, using your home computer, laptop, tablet, or any compatible mobile device.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property in Burlington

Sign legal documents required to refinance your mortgage without leaving home. Your Axess Law Burlington real estate lawyer arranges remote signings for mortgage refinancing documents. Use the equity in your home to finance a secondary suite, or renew with ease if interest rates change and you find more favourable rates.

Our virtual real estate lawyer in Burlington can prepare the paperwork, and return your signed mortgage documents to your lender.

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About Burlington

Burlington’s urban-suburban mix and attractions like the world’s biggest lilac collection at the Royal Botanical Gardens appeals to Ontarians of all ages. Bike the historic ironwork Canal Lift Bridge, or head over to Canada’s Largest Ribfest. The Labour Day weekend frolic attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to raise money for local charities. For a relaxing, waterfront walk, moor a sailboat or yacht at LaSalle Park marina and trek along Burlington Bay to Spencer Smith Park. The park is home to the free Burlington Sound of Music Festival every June.

Sign Legal Documents by Video

Axess Law’s Burlington 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 find a remote real estate lawyer in Burlington. Debit, cash, VISA or Mastercard accepted. Axess Law makes hiring a virtual Burlington real estate lawyer easy.

Some FAQs

How much are real estate lawyer fees in Ontario?

You may be surprised at how economical Axess Law real estate lawyers in Burlington, Ontario, Canada really are. We keep our flat rate legal fees low by providing only the real estate lawyer services you need. You pay $999.99 and up plus HST to buy a home, or $799.99 and up plus HST to sell a home in Ontario. Axess Law’s virtual real estate lawyers in Burlington have no extra charges or hidden surprises. You pay the same low, flat fees regardless of whether you use our virtual real estate lawyers in Burlington, or drop by Axess Law’s open law offices in Greater Toronto Area or Ottawa.

Can a family member block a property sale?

They could, by arguing they have a legitimate interest in the property. That’s why making a professional Will is so important. A court could order the title disgorged if your family member can show they had an agreement or contract with the title holder to transfer the property, or part of it, to them. Selling the property can create a constructive trust if the seller would be “unjustly enriched” by doing so. For instance, a divorcing couple was awarded a 75% share in a father’s acreage after building a home, and paying the property taxes, insurance, and maintenance on it for over 30 years. The divorcing couple was ordered by the court to sell the property, give 25% to the father’s estate, and split the balance (Tomek v Zabukovec, 2020 ONSC 2930). While the couple lacked evidence they had an oral contract with the father to inherit, the judge was sympathetic that they had invested time, energy, and financial resources in the land on the understanding they would.

Are houses with unusual designs easy to sell?

A high-end but unusual home can be challenging to sell. Don’t expect it to go quickly unless the design reflects the latest decor and architectural trends. That’s the case for the blue-hued, geometric shaped 1 Bond Avenue in York Mills. The 1996 Zac Ganhim-designed home unfolds like an accordion, and is pierced by dagger-like truss over its portico. Corner lot notwithstanding, it took six months to sell in 2004, after a $145,000 price reduction. Unusual shapes like circular, sunken living rooms, or octagonal dining areas, may be visually pleasing to you, but could limit the pool of buyers interested in your property. Making furnishings fit may call upon some creative visualization by buyers, who could be worried about their own resale prospects. Calling in a home stager or interior designer can’t hurt, and might help.

Is the non-resident tax (NRST) payable if a family member lives in your property?

That depends on when they moved in and their status. Foreign buyers of Ontario property have up to six months to make it their principal residence. They may be exempt from NRST if they buy the property jointly with a legally married spouse, or common law partner of three or more years (or who they have children with) who: is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or participates in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, or is a protected person with refugee status. The tax applies to buyers who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and foreign corporations or foreign nationals. Taxable trustees with at least one foreign entity, or a beneficiary who’s a foreign entity, also pay the NRST. Buyers owe the tax when they acquire a piece of land having one to six single family residences on it. Principal homes can include detached or semi‑detached houses, townhouses, or condo units (each unit counts as one residence).