Real Estate Lawyers in Guelph, Ontario

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Real Estate Lawyer in Guelph

No more leaving work early or finding babysitters for the kids to close time-sensitive real estate transactions. Bring your important legal documents to your remote real estate appointment with Axess Law Guelph and join us by smartphone, desktop computer, laptop or a tablet. It’s so easy you’ll wish you always had a virtual video lawyer.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Guelph

Questions about real estate law in Ontario? Axess Law Guelph uncomplicates buying a home or land so you can enjoy your new purchase sooner. Our virtual real estate lawyers close your deal quickly and for a lot less than you might otherwise pay. We prepare all the legal paperwork involved in buying real estate in Ontario — and give you the keys to your new home.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Guelph

Realtors can show your property and accept offers to purchase, but they cannot provide the professional legal advice Axess Law Guelph can. Our virtual real estate lawyers answer any questions you have about a pending agreement of purchase and sale. They negotiate extensions buyers’ lawyers if mortgage financing takes longer than expected and advise you on who gets the deposit if a buyer withdraws.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property in Guelph

Refinance with ease when you use Axess Law Guelph. Tap cash from your home’s equity to reduce debts, take a vacation or build a backyard granny flat for extra income.
We receive your new mortgage documents from your lender and explain the terms and conditions so you understand the legal commitment you are making. Your new mortgage is final in no time at all.

About Guelph

Guelph is one of Canada’s safest cities. Part of Ontario’s “technology triangle” of high-tech workers, the community sits above the Speed and Eramosa rivers, an hour west of Toronto. Glimpses of its small town roots can be seen in the surrounding farms, Honeybee Research Centre and agricultural-veterinary colleges at the University of Guelph. Affordable and liveable, the slower pace makes Guelph a good place to raise a family. The Guelph Jazz Festival is still going strong after over 20 years and Hillside Summer Festival is a treat for Ontarians of all ages.

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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

No, unlike co-signers, guarantors don’t appear on title to the property, or sign the mortgage application. While you agree to make the mortgage payments if the owner defaults, you don’t actually own the property.
Subprime mortgages are offered by “B” lenders like trust companies when you have a poor or bad credit history. Because the lender is taking more risk, you pay more interest than at a bank or credit union and application fees are possible. B lenders may accept your business if your credit score is 550 or more. For comparison, high ratio mortgage lender CMHC requires a minimum of 600.
Most sellers pick the highest bidder, but you can choose any bid you want. The federal government has proposed banning blind bidding, but that’s not the current case. Most bidders won’t know what competing offers you received. Bidders can ask RECO, the Real Estate Council of Ontario, how many offers were made. Most won’t, unless they feel their realtor misrepresented that information.
None that would be avoid suspicion about a foreigh buyer’s or corporation’s motives. It’s easier to simply pay the Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST), which adds 15% to the price of buying an Ontario property. The list of exemptions is long, and if your status changes, you could qualify for a rebate for up to four years.
Other than for new condos purchased from builders or developers, generally not. New condo buyers can withdraw their offer within 10 calendar days of receiving the agreement of purchase and disclosure statement. Ask Axess Law to review your contract to see if it has a cooling-off clause.

Having your agreement of purchase and sale reviewed by Axess Law’s virtual real estate lawyers or in person ensures you make an informed decision. We explain all the details before you make legal commitments and point out terms and conditions you may want to alter.

Our real estate lawyers go over condo status certificates for details your realtor skipped over, like whether the reserve fund for major repairs is adequate or if the condo corporation has legal problems.

Building a new home? We have real estate lawyers nearby who can check pre-construction purchase contracts or assignments for sale for legal issues you may encounter.

We make appointments that fit your schedule and your lifestyle. You can drop into an open law office on Sundays or meet online or in person, whenever or wherever works best for you.
Of course! We take VISA, Mastercard, or AMEX and email receipts for your financial records. Pay by phone or online.
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