Real Estate Lawyer Lakefield

Remote closing on a house is the convenient way to complete your next Ontario real estate transaction. Axess Law’s Lakefield real estate lawyer video conferences with you from your home computer or any compatible mobile device. Sign documents remotely, without leaving home, when you use our remote real estate lawyer in Lakefield. We witness your signature online. You pay an all-inclusive flat fee for the same services you could get from traditional law firms.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Lakefield

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Before you get pressured into a firm offer real estate contract, have your Axess Law real estate lawyer in Lakefield review your agreement of purchase and sale. When you access law firm advice, you get legal and financial protections from what happens if a real estate deal falls through. Your Axess Law remote real estate lawyer in Lakefield searches and arranges property title transfers in Ontario to finalize your new or resale home purchase.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Lakefield

Remote closing on a house lets you meet real estate transaction completion dates on time. Using our Axess Law flat fee real estate lawyer in Lakefield costs you less because you get only the legal services you absolutely require. Our Lakefield real estate lawyer reviews agreements of purchase and sale for pitfalls that put obstacles in your way, and when the deal is done, transfers title to your buyer.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property in Lakefield

Refinance high interest rates to reduce your monthly mortgage payments. Changes to interest rates can make a big dent in your household budget. When you find mortgage rates or conditions that fit your budget better, call on an Axess Law virtual real estate lawyer in Lakefield.

We liaise with banks, credit unions, trust companies, or private lenders to coordinate the legal documents required for your renegotiated mortgage loan.

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Sign Legal Documents by Video

Your Axess Law real estate lawyer in Lakefield video conferences 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 647-479-4118, toll free to 1-877-552-9377, or use our online booking form to find a virtual real estate lawyer in Lakefield. Debit, cash, VISA or Mastercard accepted. Axess Law makes hiring a virtual real estate lawyer in Lakefield easy.

Some FAQs

Does a homeowner have to heat a secondary suite that's occupied?

It’s your obligation to keep a secondary suite adequately heated. Standards for what is considered acceptable vary by municipality, but 20° C is usual for September through June. Northern communities where temperatures are colder may set the minimum higher, for longer periods. If in doubt, use the provincial standard of 20° C year-round. You are liable for ensuring utility bills, including heat, are paid so tenants aren’t deprived of heat, power, or water. The only exception is if utility bills are in a tenants’ name, agreed to in a written lease. Keeping the heat on is wise regardless of whether a secondary suite is occupied. Turning off the heat too soon or altogether can cause mould, mildew, or structural damage to your investment asset.

Can a cottage be demolished if it doesn't have a historic designation?

Your cottage may not be designated now, but municipalities can use a notice of intention to designate under the Ontario Heritage Act to delay or stop heritage properties from being demolished or altered. That puts your application to demolish temporarily on hold for up to 90 days, until the township decides how to proceed. You have a right of objection, and up to 30 days to appeal any decision to the Ontario Municipal Board at:, . Depending on what the local municipal heritage committee decides, you could be asked to: Replace the demolished structure with a new building. Make a written and photographic record of the building, and other structures on the same site, before demolishing it. Reconsider demolition, sell, or redevelop the site to preserve it as a heritage property. Your property may also be expropriated. Plan ahead, since you may need other permits, and approval can take awhile.

Can I combine my home and business in Lakefield?

Potentially. Lakefield’s community improvement plan allows residences on upper floors of retail and commercial shops. The plan promotes the idea that residents can “live, work, conduct business, shop or rest” downtown and in commercially designated areas. Lakefield’s main central area is undergoing a facelift to preserve its traditional village feel. That includes restoring building facades, adding street furniture, and creating off-street parking to make it more pedestrian friendly. Buildings and signage in community improvement areas should retain the town’s “quaint, friendly, intimate, welcoming, and traditional” atmosphere. Applying for a local urban design study grant could offset 70% of the cost, up to $2,500, of preparing the professional urban design studies and architectural/design drawings the town requires for proposed new projects.

How do I get permission to build a deck on a house?

Review the Selwyn Township Permit Information Package. You can apply online, or call ahead to 705-292-9507, ext. 214, before going to the township building and planning department in person. A detailed site plan and construction drawings are required with your application.