Cornwall Real Estate Lawyers

Axess Law Cornwall’s flat rate legal services keep real estate transactions affordable. You have more money for unexpected home buying or selling expenses because your legal fees are less. Axess Law Cornwall is a virtual lawyer service.

Real Estate Lawyer in Cornwall

Remote closing real estate lawyers make it easy and affordable to buy a home or land in Ontario. You never have to travel to reach us. Our professional legal teams are as near as your home computer, or any compatible mobile device. If you’ve never used a virtual real estate lawyer before, we show you how. Axess Law Cornwall makes real estate transactions go quicker for less.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Cornwall

Video conference with Axess Law Cornwall’s real estate lawyers to purchase real estate in Ontario. Completion dates for the purchase of a resale home are legally binding obligations. You could be liable for the seller’s expenses, or even lose your good faith deposit altogether, if you are unable to meet completion deadlines. Axess Law Cornwall negotiates to amend the agreement of purchase and sale when the unforeseen happens.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Cornwall

Fine print in your agreement of purchase and sale can trip you up. Before or after you sign a legally binding offer to purchase, bring your contract to Axess Law Cornwall. Our professional real estate lawyers go over clauses that could affect what happens to deposits if a sale falls through. We amend agreements of purchase and sale to prevent buyers from walking away without financial consequences.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property in Cornwall

Use the equity in your home to improve its resale value. Refinancing your mortgage frees up cash for upgrades or renovations that can make your home be worth more. You pay for only the legal services you require when you hire Axess Law Cornwall’s cheap real estate lawyers.

We finalize mortgage refinancing documents so you can make the changes you want.

About Cornwall

Ontario’s easternmost city, Cornwall is a commuter destination for Ottawa and Montreal workers who value the small town atmosphere and affordable housing. Urban jobs, concerts, and dining are a quick trip in via rail or bus, with New York State within easy reach. Brick and stone offices litter the downtown, and craftsman bungalows are snapped up as quickly as they come on the market. Journey back in time on the Cornwall Historic Walking Tour to admire the pen and ink work of local artist Pierre Giroux.  Then drop a line in the rich waters of St. Lawrence River and Lake St. Francis, sit back, and enjoy the view.

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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

We get the worry and stigma homeowners feel when they unknowingly buy on a brownfield. Will you and your family be safe, and will your new home keep its value? We can tell you contaminated land, like a site of a gas station or industrial warehouse, is reused for housing more often than Ontarians know. Especially if you are new to an area, you may not be aware of what was on a site in past.

By the time a developer has constructed homes, they have spent considerable time and money on soil and groundwater studies, and hazardous waste removal. Cornwall requires a record of site condition, environmental conformance documents, and certificate of property use for brownfield rehabilitation projects. Sites are inspected during and after construction. That said, the city offers incentives to clean up contaminated sites.

So to answer your question, you can sue. But your legal claim may be an uphill battle if the developer, former owner, realtor, and city can show your fears are unfounded. Potential green buyers aside, your brownfield home should go up in value just like any Cornwall home.

No guarantees. That’s up to the municipality, which makes buying a home with a street address you’re comfortable with a better bet. That said, changing your address can work if your subdivision is new and homes are still being built on your block. For example, if your new build is sandwiched between 11 and 17, with no one in between, you might make a case for exchanging 14 for a more desirable street number.

Your right to protect sightlines depends on local zoning and bylaw regulations.

View ordinances may prevent overgrown trees from obstructing your view. However, taking a neighbour to court to argue your view was blocked by a second storey addition or new carriage house can be expensive and time consuming. Consider spending the money on a new location you like better.

You may have a case if you can prove your neighbour deliberately obstructed your view. For example, building a high fence or planting a tree out of spite because you have a history of unfriendly relations. Talk to a lawyer, or file a complaint with the city’s building and bylaw division. 

Report builders who work at unreasonable hours or leave a worksite unsafe. 

Cornwall has property standards, but some things you cannot do. City bylaw officers can require neighbours to trim their grass to six inches, and no higher, or keep weeds under control. On the other hand, you’ll have to sue or settle your differences privately if your neighbour shovels snow onto your yard. 

Garbage, debris, and unsightly backyard sheds are not permitted on residential properties. Likewise, damaged or dilapidated buildings left vacant for more than 60 days must be secured to prevent illegal entry by people, rodents, or wildlife. 

Stray shopping carts can be reported to the business owner, or city if they are on municipal property.