Oshawa Ontario Lawyers

Remote real estate closings save time and money. When you’d rather be anywhere else, call on Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Oshawa for online legal services. Axess Law Oshawa is a virtual lawyer service.

Real Estate Lawyer in Oshawa

Go virtual by hiring Axess Law Oshawa. Pending real estate deadlines can pressure you into making decisions not in your best financial interests. Axess Law’s remote real estate lawyers in Oshawa review draft or conditional offers to purchase. We make sure you can withdraw, if needed, or amend the contract to your own satisfaction. If your purchase or sale goes awry, our lawyers in Oshawa tell you what to do next.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Oshawa

Real estate lawyer appointments are less time consuming when you use Axess Law virtual real estate lawyers in Oshawa. All it takes is a quick video conference to review your agreement of purchase and sale. We start the paperwork to complete your home purchase. If financing or a professional home inspection takes longer than you planned, Axess Law’s lawyers in Oshawa negotiate with the seller’s lawyer to amend your offer and conclude the sale.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Oshawa

Selling your first property makes no difference when you hire Axess Law real estate lawyers in Oshawa. Our virtual lawyers walk you through all the steps to complete your sale on time. Axess Law lawyers in Oshawa can ensure your real estate contract is legally binding, and advise you what to do if a buyer needs more time to complete. We make your real estate sale go quicker, and we’re affordable.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property in Oshawa

Changing lenders to get a better interest rate? Let Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Oshawa liaise with your bank, credit union, trust company, or private lender. Our licenced real estate lawyers finalize your lender’s mortgage refinancing offer by remote video conference call.

Axess Law lawyers in Oshawa use secure, confidential video technology to witness your signature, and answer any questions you have. Your documents are returned on time to complete your mortgage transaction.   

About Oshawa

Prepare to be amazed in family-friendly Oshawa. Affordable housing and low crime rates, coupled with an awesome waterfront walkway, give the Lake Ontario city high scores for livability. Oshawa Centre, Ontario’s largest shopping mall east of Toronto, is the city’s unofficial gathering place. General Motors Canada has dominated the economy of Canada’s Motor City since 1876, and its influence is everywhere. Robert McLaughlin Gallery, with a diverse, 4,500 piece art collection, is named for the founder. His impressive, 55-room Parkwood Estate is open for public tours, and on display in the X-Men and Chicago movies.

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E-sign Legal Documents by Video

Axess Law video conferences with you anywhere in Ontario. Call to talk to real estate lawyers in Oshawa 7 days a week, day or evening, at your convenience. Our online video calls and remote e-signing services take the work out of solving legal problems. 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 Oshawa 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 Oshawa. Axess Law’s virtual real estate lawyers in Ontario have no extra charges or hidden surprises. You pay the same low, flat fees regardless of virtual real estate lawyers in Oshawa, or drop by Axess Law’s open law offices in Greater Toronto Area or Ottawa.

Real estate lawyers in Ontario complete the legal documents required to finalize a purchase or sale of a home or land. Concluding a real estate purchase or sale is a legal transaction, separate from the assistance your realtor or MLS listing service gives you. Your home sale or purchase is not valid or legally binding until title to the property is transferred by a lawyer. Axess Law lawyers in Oshawa will calculate land transfer taxes, and adjust property taxes and utility costs so you pay only your fair share. Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Oshawa check for financial claims or construction liens, and discharge mortgages, then hand you the keys.

Not really. Hence the term “good faith” deposit. That’s especially true since a 2020 B.C. appeal court found a buyer liable for a $300,000 unpaid deposit (Argo Ventures Inc. v Choi, 2020 BCCA 17). While the uncommitted buyer argued a deposit not presented can’t be forfeited, the court pointed to the contract’s language: “The deposit is non-refundable and this contract is binding and irreversible.”  

Axess Law’s virtual real estate lawyers in Oshawa advise if your agreement of purchase and sale includes clauses that protect your right to withdraw without forfeiting your deposit. Before you decide to withhold a deposit so you can make simultaneous bids on multiple homes, ask an Axess Law lawyer in Oshawa to review the fine print in your offer.

Any change that could affect your buying decision, for instance, using stucco instead of brick on the condo’s exterior. New construction condos have a 10-day cooling off, “buyer’s remorse” period that allows you to cancel the sale if you change your mind. But you can also cancel if you’re displeased with a material change, or weren’t informed about it.

Disclosure statements ensure you have the opportunity to fully understand what you are buying (provided you read it). Including material changes gives you a chance to decide if you still want the product. Since the contract you signed may be voided by a material change, that allows you to accept or reject the new product.

Some exceptions aside, you can apply to court for compensation if you lose money because a developer didn’t meet their material change disclosure requirements.

Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Oshawa 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 Oshawa 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 in Oshawa prepare a final statement of adjustments showing your fees and expenses, collect your keys, and ensure your real estate transaction is complete.

It’s not advisable. 

Paying strict attention to terms and conditions in a home building contract puts you in a better light when a dispute lands you in court. As a recent case emphasizes, courts look for intent in “repudiating”, or refusing to honour, a contract (Conwest Contracting Ltd. v Crown and Mountain Creations Ltd., 2021 BCSC 2116).  

Both parties were held liable in Conwest: the contractor for stopping work when unanticipated soil conditions and bad weather wracked up extra expenses, and the owner for the way he terminated their contractor. 

When the contractor failed to follow the contract requirement to give advance notice of “unanticipated conditions”, the owner declined the bills. He argued the extra costs were fixed into the contract, and the contractor should have absorbed them. Ending the contract, the owner hired someone else to do the job.

The court agreed the contractor had repudiated the contract by quitting work when he wasn’t paid. But the judge found the owner had also fallen down by not following the contract’s terms when he ended it. Since repudiating the contract was unlawful, the owner won that round.

What to do if that happens to you? Read your contract, or ask a real estate lawyer to interpret it, pay the bill, and see your contractor in court.  

You can use your home as a business office if that’s a permitted home occupation in your neighbourhood, and your office space takes up no more than 25% of the dwelling. You can even put your office in an attached garage, as long as your home still meets the minimum parking requirements. What you can’t do (among other things) is use your home as a drop-in space for offsite employees, see more than three customers at a time, or use your home as a retail shop. 

Read Oshawa’s requirements and restrictions here.

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