Real Estate Lawyers in Peterborough, Ontario

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Real Estate Lawyer in Peterborough

Confidential legal documents are secure with Axess Law Peterborough’s virtual real estate lawyers. You get the legal assistance you need and close real estate transactions without ever leaving home or office. No more taking time off work for legal errands. Our virtual real estate lawyers take care of all your legal paperwork and give you a bill for far less than you might expect to pay.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Peterborough

Email us your agreement of purchase and sale for a quick review. We suggest clauses that could save you grief if your mortgage is declined or a home inspection is not ideal. Axess Law Peterborough registers your new home in your name or tells you if financial charges against the title may prevent your sale from going through. We discharge old mortgages and sign new ones to make your home buying dream a reality.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Peterborough

Multiple bids can have you going in circles. Axess Law Peterborough reviews agreements of purchase and sale for 48-hour clauses that allow you to close deals quickly. Buyers could walk away, and keep the deposit, unless your agreement is structured to protect your interests. Axess Law Peterborough revises sales contracts when needed and closes real estate transactions on time. We help you make the sale.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property in Peterborough

Renewal offer not looking so great? Bring refinancing agreements to Axess Law Peterborough to review. Our virtual real estate lawyers explain prepayment penalties when you use the same lender.
We check private lender offers contain standard clauses that protect your financial interests and e-sign mortgage documents to get you on your way.

About Peterborough

Peterborough and the Kawarthas are a lush wonderland of forests, lakes and weekend cottages. Hundreds of kilometres of urban parks and trails make Peterborough a great place to retire. The city is built around Little Lake and the Otonabee River rapids, dominated by Tower Hill. The historic Peterborough Lift Lock visitor centre on the Trent Canal simulates the experience of going over a 65-foot lift in a boat and offers “underwater” dining adventures. No wonder the city’s natural setting is the perfect home for the Canadian Canoe Museum.

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E-sign Legal Documents by Video

Axess Law video conference with you anywhere in Ontario. Call to talk to real estate lawyers 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 1-647-479-4118, toll free to 1-877-552-9377, or use our easy online booking form. Debit, cash, VISA or Mastercard accepted.

Some FAQs

During the irrevocable period and once accepted, yes. Provided the seller agrees, you can propose changes, but be sure they are in writing. Buyers and sellers can mutually agree to abandon a sale, and you can include “subject-to” conditions that may allow you to cancel a sale. Axess Law’s real estate lawyers review draft and accepted contracts to advise you on how to protect your legal and financial interests.
Your deposit is kept in a trust account and released to the seller when your real estate transaction concludes. Who gets the deposit when a buyer backs out depends on the agreement of purchase and sale. Even if a seller agrees to return the deposit, you could be pursued for moving or other expenses the seller incurred before you cancelled or sued if a new buyer offers less.
Home inspections find defects that can cost thousands of dollars to repair or cause you to rethink your purchase. We highly recommend a home inspection clause in every agreement of purchase and sale.
Any time is a good time. Watch local markets for competitive interest rates and lulls in buying trends. A hint: sales often slow in winter, when weather affects buyers’ motivation to attend open houses, and pick up in late summer, just before school reopens.

You might negotiate a flat rate fee with your lawyer — Axess Law’s fees are all flat rates — but otherwise no.

Closing costs are fixed fees that add as much as about 5% to the cost of a home. They include land transfer taxes, plus Toronto’s municipal land transfer tax, title and fire insurance, and registering title to your property. Legal fees and your share of property taxes and utilities are included. For high-ratio mortgages with less than 20% down, mortgage default insurance is added to your costs. HST of 13%, minus any rebates you qualify for, is due for new or substantially renovated homes.

As the closing day draws near, your Axess Law lawyer will contact you to finalize the amount you need to bring to our office to conclude your home purchase.

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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