Real Estate Lawyers in Ottawa, Ontario

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Real Estate Lawyer in Ottawa

Axess Law Ottawa makes closing your next real estate deal quick and convenient. Whether you’re buying or selling a matrimonial home or just starting out, Axess Law Ottawa virtual real estate lawyers get the deal done. Secure, confidential video conferencing services are available any time that’s convenient for you. E-sign legal documents without ever leaving your home or office. It’s that easy.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Ottawa

Making multiple trips to a lawyer’s office can be annoying and time consuming. Axess Law Ottawa has options. We meet you in person or video conference in real time. Axess Law Ottawa searches property titles for legal ownership and discharges mortgages you no longer need. If a home inspection reveals hidden defects, we negotiate with the seller’s lawyer to reduce the price or get needed repairs made before you take possession.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Ottawa

Axess Law Ottawa handles real estate sales from start to finish. Our experienced real estate lawyers review agreements of purchase and sale to protect your rights as seller. We explain what irrevocable periods mean and if conditional offers are legally valid. Keep the deposit or agree to return it — Axess Law Ottawa advises you what to do if a buyer withdraws and when you can accept a higher offer.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property in Ottawa

Refinance to lock in lower rates or consolidate nagging debts. Axess Law Ottawa scrutinizes refinancing offers to ensure the terms and conditions are beneficial to you.
We point out prepayment penalties and terms that commit you, then finalize mortgage documents to get you on your way as soon as possible.

About Ottawa

Canada’s National Capital Region is two experiences in one — Ottawa, home to Parliament Hill, and neighbouring, French-speaking Gatineau, Quebec. With nearly 1.5 million residents, the region is dotted with hiking and biking paths, riverside parks and beaches. Ottawa ranks as one of Canada’s best cities for quality of life. Ontario’s “cap city” is tied for third in the world as an eco-city. Besides world-class museums like the National Gallery of Canada and Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa is home to Rideau Canal. The world’s largest skating rink is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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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 can ask the seller’s agent or, if there is none, hire a professional surveyor. Surveys are fairly inexpensive, although you can expect to pay more if your lot is particularly large or has many buildings and property improvements on it. The Association of Land Surveyors of Ontario has lists of surveyors near you.
Not usually, unless that’s a term of the mortgage you signed. Remember, you have a limited window to port a mortgage from an existing home to a new property. Depending on your lender, that could be anywhere from 30 to 120 days. So if your home is not moving and you need to close on a new home, porting your mortgage may not be an option.
New residential subdivisions often have rules about setbacks from property lines or whether boats or trailers can be stored on a property. They are intended to create uniformity and make the subdivision more desirable to buyers who share common interests. Covenants automatically expire after 40 years, not that anyone will necessarily remember after that much time.
You can try. Buyers can write anything into the agreement of purchase and sale. Realistically speaking, sellers are reluctant to wait if homes aren’t selling quickly in your neighbourhood. Anything more than a 30-day closing date may be rejected, and if you get turned down for a second mortgage, you could lose your deposit. Options if you must buy before you sell: getting short-term bridge financing from a private lender, putting either home up for rent, or finding a guarantor for your new mortgage.
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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