Real Estate Lawyers in Burlington, Ontario

Why leave home to buy or sell Burlington property when you can close real estate transactions by virtual video conference call? Dial Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Burlington to take care of all your legal needs remotely. Axess Law Burlington is a virtual lawyer service.

Real Estate Lawyer in Burlington

Save precious time and money with Axess Law’s flat rate fees. If you buy and sell real estate regularly, now you can go virtual, with remote real estate lawyer closings. Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Burlington, Ontario, Canada let you e-sign documents using secure, confidential video conferencing technology. You never have to worry about finding parking or taxing traffic delays when you use our virtual real estate lawyers in Burlington.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Burlington

Make or amend agreements of purchase and sale with confidence with Axess Law real estate lawyers in Burlington. Our remote lawyer service 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 a lender you want to work with. Your time is of the essence when you use Axess Law real estate lawyers in Burlington.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Burlington

Understand conditional offers to purchase with Axess Law Burlington. Our remote legal teams video conference with you to review agreements of purchase and sale. E-sign contract documents required to close your home sale using our online video conference calling software. Axess Law real estate lawyers in Burlington, Ontario, Canada can connect with you 7 days a week, using any home computer, laptop, tablet, or compatible mobile device.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property in Burlington

E-sign documents to refinance your mortgage without leaving home. Axess Law has real estate lawyers in Burlington who can arrange remote signings for mortgage refinancing documents any day of the week. 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 lawyers in Burlington prepare the paperwork, and return your signed mortgage documents to your lender.

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.

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Sign Legal Documents by Video

Axess Law video conferences with you anywhere in Ontario. Call to talk to real estate lawyers 7 days a week, day or evening, at your convenience. Our virtual lawyer services make it easier to get legal services. 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 easy online booking form. Debit, cash, VISA or Mastercard accepted.

Some FAQs

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.

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.

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.

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.

That depends on when they moved in and their status. Foreign buyers of Ontario property in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region 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).


Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Burlington review your agreement of purchase and sale for essential clauses for buyers, like the right to a professional home inspection. Our attorneys check the offer to purchase for the seller’s right to cancel if a buyer is late with a good faith deposit, or to keep the deposit if the buyer walks away without mutual consent.

You can use a virtual real estate lawyer in Burlington to amend contracts to change terms and conditions when needed. If a seller gets a better offer, or a buyer wants minor repairs made, we negotiate with the other party’s lawyer on your behalf.

Axess Law adds title insurance to homes and property to prevent mortgage fraud, and transfers the title from seller to buyer to conclude the sale. Our virtual real estate lawyers prepare a final statement of adjustments showing your fees and expenses, collect your keys, and ensure your real estate transaction is complete.

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