Real Estate Lawyers in North Bay, Ontario

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Real Estate Lawyer in North York

Sign legal documents you need to conclude real estate transactions of any kind. Our remote real estate lawyers prepare and finalize mortgage discharges, property title transfers, or amended agreements of purchase and sale online. We can even courier documents to a location of your choice, if that’s your preference. Schedule appointments at times that work for you, and never worry about missing an appointment again.

Buying a Real Estate Property in North Bay

Buy a new home or your second home with confidence. Axess Law North Bay reviews agreements of purchase and sale for contractual terms that may present legal problems for you. Our virtual real estate lawyers suggest amendments that protect your ability to withdraw offers, and negotiate with sellers’ lawyers when you need more time. We even arrange title insurance to prevent aggravating, expensive mortgage frauds.

Selling a Real Estate Property in North Bay

Upsizing or downsizing to a new address is less hassle when you use Axess Law North Bay’s virtual lawyer service. Our licensed legal team takes the stress out of concluding real estate sales, so you can move on to your next home or investment without delay. Discharge mortgages, and arrange new financing with Axess Law North Bay. We transfer title to Ontario properties for you.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property North Bay

Refinance that investment or personal property with Axess Law North Bay. Interest rates declining, or looking for cash to add a secondary income suite? Axess Law North Bay handles legal documents your new or existing lender gives you to refinance mortgages.
Whether you’re renegotiating long-term mortgage debt, or need an immediate cash infusion from your lender, Axess Law North Bay gets documents e-signed and returned promptly.

About North Bay

Ontario’s Gateway to the North became a popular destination in the 1930s with the birth of the Dionne Quintuplets in nearby Corbeil. With over 3 million visitors flooding into “Quintland” to see the spectacle, North Bay was officially on the map. Today, a waterfront walkway with brilliant gardens that winds alongside Lake Nipissing, and adjoining Trout Lake’s charms continue to draw travellers and cottage dwellers. The secretive NORAD (North American Aerospace Defence Command) North Bay Underground Complex sits vacant for now, while locals lobby to have the former military installation named a national historic site.

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Some FAQs

You can arrange less notice if the tenant agrees, but 24 hours is the legal requirement in Ontario. As landlord, you are required to notify the tenant beforehand that you or a realtor and clients plan to enter the unit for purposes of showing it. Unless you reach some other arrangement, viewings must occur between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Your obligations are the same whether your realtor tours the suite with potential buyers, or home inspectors, insurers, appraisers, or mortgage lenders require access to assess its value.

Ontario sellers have some onus to try to reduce their losses, such as by accepting reasonable offers when they relist their home. Certainly, having proof of legal fees, restaging costs, or mortgage-related expenses caused by a last-minute cancellation improves the seller’s case. For instance, a seller who bought a new home and is juggling two mortgages may be burdened by the buyer’s cancellation.

The standard of proof is not perfect. Every situation is different, and Ontario courts don’t have a list of actions sellers must take. It’s up to buyers to prove a seller didn’t do enough to minimize their losses. Not relisting or hesitating to do so, accepting less than the home is worth, or not following through on potential offers could be enough for the buyer to avoid liability (Talisman Homes Ltd v Endicott, (2002)).

Mitigation doesn’t, however, require the seller to accept a lower offer from the initial buyer. Once the contract is broken, the seller has the right to walk away and, in many cases, keep the deposit. Axess Law North Bay virtual lawyers ensure the agreement of purchase and sale covers what happens to the deposit if the deal falls through.

Who built the granny flat, you or the current owner, is irrelevant. What matters is whether the home has a City of North Bay secondary dwelling permit. That requires the unit to meet building and fire code regulations. Without such documentation, the building is illegal, and that requires you to apply for a change of use permit. Without a permit, you could be fined or required to remove the flat.

If the unit doesn’t have a permit, the first question to ask your realtor is what year it was built. Granny flats built before July 14, 1994 are subject to different safety standards than newer construction. Secondly, check out the property zoning with the city bylaw department. Secondary dwellings are not allowed within 300 metres of unserviced properties on Trout Lake or major inflowing streams. Industrial or commercially zoned properties, and those with steep slopes or in flood zones, are also excluded.

Providing the unit is permitted under North Bay’s zoning bylaws, an in-house and small building designer can then be contracted to ensure the flat complies with provincial legislation. They will draw up detailed floor plans and a site plan for parking (three spaces for the home and flat) to submit to the city.

With the homeowners’ and any tenants’ consent, you or your realtor can take photographs or videos of a home while the realtor is present. Homeowners and tenants are understandably reluctant to have their homes’ layout, street address, or possessions photographed or videotaped. They have no way to control what happens to these images after they are taken. Without any assurance you are actually an interested buyer, it’s only common sense. Realtors have an ethical responsibility to treat parties to their transactions with fairness, honesty, and integrity. That includes obtaining buyer’s IDs, and attending showings to protect their clients’ interests.
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.
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