Real Estate Lawyer Thunder Bay

Closing costs add up, especially if this is your first home. Whether you’re buying up to get into a desirable neighbourhood, or downsizing after the kids leave home, you want a reliable real estate lawyer in Thunder Bay. Axess Law’s Thunder Bay virtual real estate lawyer keeps your real estate transaction on schedule. We use only secure video conferencing software to discuss and finalize your property sale or purchase.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Thunder Bay

Our Vision

Axess Law’s remote real estate lawyer in Thunder Bay pays attention to all the details. Our virtual Thunder Bay real estate lawyer goes over your agreement of purchase and sale to point out issues that could hold you up, or compromise your purchase. We negotiate with the seller’s realtor if you need more time to get your financing in order, and take directions from your lender to arrange your new mortgage.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Thunder Bay

Finalize home or property sales with an Axess Law real estate lawyer in Thunder Bay. Axess Law’s virtual real estate lawyer in Thunder Bay can search title to your property, and transfer it to new owners. We discharge mortgages, and pay your share of property taxes and utility bills. The buyer’s deposit and final payment are credited to your account, and we give you an itemized statement for your records.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property Thunder Bay

Refinance with a second mortgage, or switch lenders to get a lower interest rate. When you get a refinancing offer you like, email it to Axess Law’s Thunder Bay real estate lawyer. Our virtual real estate lawyer in Thunder Bay witnesses your signature, and ensures refinancing documents are returned to your Thunder Bay or online lender.

We give you only the legal services you require, which is why our flat fee rates are so low.

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About Thunder Bay

Home of daylight savings time in Canada, and Robins Donuts since 1975, Thunder Bay residents enjoy a “cuppa” relaxing around the Lake Superior city’s over 100 parks. Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and David Letterman Show band leader Paul Shaffer have ties to the former forestry hub. With a professional symphony and theatre scene to entice tourists, the St. Lawrence Seaway port recalls its past with draws like the Fort William Historical Park fur trading post, and lively Port Arthur waterfront district.

Sign Legal Documents by Video

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

Some FAQs

Are unsolicited letters saying realtors have a buyer real or just marketing?

Sometimes. Read the letter carefully for clues the content is just a general canvas for homeowners who may be thinking of selling. Is it addressed specifically to you, on both the envelope and letter, or is only your address used? Like any commissioned sales person, realtors prospect for customers when business is slower than they like. In that case, the letter may be one of many stuffed in mailboxes in your condo or on your street.

Realtors can have genuine homebuyers who want a unit in your building, more specifically on your floor, or the block where you live. Very rarely, your home’s ravine lot or unique design is the appealing factor.

In that case, contact your own realtor and have them enquire. Without a realtor’s advice, you may miss important details, like how the offer stacks up to comparable home prices in your neighbourhood.

Axess Law’s virtual Thunder Bay real estate lawyer can review the agreement of purchase and sale for provisions that protect your legal interests. We discharge mortgages, and prepare the legal documents you need to turn an opportunity into a lucrative deal. Call us when you get ready to accept an offer to purchase.

Who pays if someone steals or breaks my possessions during a showing?

Being proactive by storing expensive or irreplaceable items before an open house or home inspection can prevent a lot of grief. But theft and accidents do happen, and realtors are frequently first on the scene. Your realtor, and the buyer’s or seller’s, is responsible for safeguarding your possessions during showings and open houses. Hopefully, they will notify your realtor if an accident happens or they notice missing possessions.

Document the damage with photos and a written record of when and how it occurred. You may be offered compensation, or your home insurance may cover the damage. You may decide to write it off in the interests of not losing the sale.

Going to court is a last resort that should be reserved for major incidents, like a fire that broke out because of a buyer’s negligence. Even then, your home insurer will take the lead. Likewise if possessions are stolen and you have evidence, such as a video from a home security camera, or credible witnesses.

Can a seller hire a relative as a real estate agent? Isn't that a conflict of interest?

It is a conflict, but not that unusual. Realtors are obligated under the Real Estate Business Brokers Act, 2002 to reveal if they have a personal or financial interest in a property transaction. That includes being related to the seller. The disclosure must be in writing and provided to all parties to the transaction before an offer is accepted. As long as a relative is treating you honestly, with fairness, and integrity, they are meeting their licensing requirements.

I renovated my condo without getting a permit? Can I sell it 'as is'?

The question is, did your condominium corporation know about the renovations? Are the renovations even legal without a municipal permit? Likely not, and that creates potential problems for both you and any new owner.

Other than painting the interior, condominium corporation bylaws, rules, and regulations frequently require owners to provide full details of any renovation plans before they occur. Alterations to electrical wiring, taking out walls, or installing new flooring require written consent.

So depending on what renovations you made, the status certificate the condominium corporation prepares detailing your unit’s condition may be inaccurate. That’s the first issue. Secondly, without a municipal building permit, the renovations are essentially illegal. You, and the new owner, could be fined or forced to tear out the renovations at your own expense.

Axess Law’s virtual Thunder Bay real estate lawyer reviews offers to purchase to advise on what to include when you respond back. Giving the seller a SPIS (seller property information sheet) disclosing situations that can lead to later legal problems, like making unpermitted renovations, is a step in the right direction.