Pickering Ontario Lawyers

Make that new construction home your own when you use Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Pickering. Buy or sell real estate online with our remote video conference closings. Axess Law Pickering is a virtual lawyer service.

Real Estate Lawyer in Pickering

Video conference with licensed real estate lawyers with Axess Law Pickering. Our remote legal teams close real estate transactions for less. Real estate closings are as easy as turning on your computer, laptop, tablet, or any compatible mobile device to network with Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Pickering. We prepare all the paperwork, and witness your signature online. Your home purchase or sale is complete sooner than you expect.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Pickering

Submit offers to purchase a home or investment property content in the knowledge you understand the fine print. Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Pickering, Ontario, review your agreement of purchase and sale, and advise if essential clauses are missing. We liaise with mortgage lenders, your realtor, and the sellers’ lawyer to conclude your home purchase on time. Hiring Axess Law’s virtual legal professionals ensures your contract is legally binding.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Pickering

Get conditional sales offers in the bag with Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Pickering, Ontario. Remote real estate services are the quick way to finalize real estate transactions, without the hassle of commuting back and forth to a lawyer’s office. Settle construction liens, or other financial charges against titles to property, to ensure your sale concludes on time. Axess Law’s virtual real estate lawyers in Pickering search for liens, and complete the deal by transferring title to your buyer.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property in Pickering

Plan home improvements with the equity in your land or home when you refinance mortgages. Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Pickering finalize mortgage refinancing documents your lender sends us. 

Negotiating new terms or conditions for a mortgage gives you a chance to add a HELOC (home equity line of credit), or rewrite your mortgage altogether. Our virtual real estate lawyers witness your signature online once you’re ready.

About Pickering

Pickering’s Nautical Village at Frenchman’s Bay and the remnants of ghost town Altona, a once-planned airport site, are for exploring. A thriving film industry has built up around the city’s historic churches, rural estates, and the nautical boardwalk, boutiques, and restaurants, scene of filming of The Ref and The Big Hit. Durham Live, a live theatre, cinema, restaurant, shopping mall, luxury hotel, and casino complex, makes Pickering a destination city. But it’s the ample walking trails and parks that keep the city green. A nuclear power plant will be decommissioned in 2024. 

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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 Pickering 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 Pickering 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 Ontario. Axess Law’s virtual real estate lawyers have no extra charges or hidden surprises. You pay the same low, flat fees regardless of whether you use our virtual real estate lawyers in Pickering, or drop by Axess Law’s open law offices in Greater Toronto Area or Ottawa.

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

If you mean will banks look at your application, sure. Provided you have at least 5% down and adequate income from a pension or earnings to afford the home you want, you’ll likely qualify. 

Some things to consider:

  • Lenders could give you a shorter amortization, say 15 years instead of 25.
  • Your mortgage life insurance could expire before you do. Some policies end at 70.
  • Using your RRSP to make a larger down payment could reduce how much you have to borrow, or for how long.
  • Having a younger co-signer, like a sibling or adult child, can signal your mortgage will be paid regardless of how well you age.

As always, a positive credit rating and low debt load are reassuring for lenders. After all, it is their money (and yours).

What kind of renovations is the question. 

You can certainly upgrade your bathroom faucets, or paint the walls and replace the kitchen cupboards, without a building permit. You can even add a deck, provided it’s less than two feet off the ground and not attached to your home. 

Building extra rooms in the basement is another story. That requires a building permit application to the City of Pickering. Building inspectors are particularly out to catch owners who create secondary suites in their basement, or add an exterior entry door that could allow a basement to be lived in. The same applies to adding a second storey that affects your neighbour’s sight lines.

When in doubt, call the city permits office.

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 will calculate your land transfer taxes, and adjust property taxes and utility costs so you pay only your fair share. Our real estate lawyers in Pickering check for financial claims or construction liens, and discharge mortgages, then hand you the keys.

Let’s put it this way. If your home has any kind of a sleeping area with a cooking space, bathroom, and separate entrance or partition allowing exclusive use by an occupant, it is a two-dwelling unit. The occupant can be a family member, but your home is no longer strictly a single family residence. The unit can be any size or configuration. For example, a carriage house, basement suite, attic room, granny flat, or laneway home. 

Adding a cooking area makes registering your unit with the City of Pickering as a legal two-dwelling unit mandatory. That allows the city to inspect it, and makes your unit subject to Ontario Building Code requirements and local zoning bylaws like parking.

Condominium corporations are expected under Ontario’s Human Rights Code to accommodate disabilities, including allowing service dogs. The code also overrules any bylaws corporations create, such as restricting the size or weight of pets.

The Ontario Condominium Act, 1998, doesn’t give condo corporations authority to impose fines for violating bylaws. However, provided a condo corporation introduces bylaws in a legal manner, including ensuring a 2/3rds majority of owners approve, they may be upheld in a conflict over Code rights. Watch that the corporation uniformly and consistently enforces the bylaws. Failing to uphold pet rules over time can result in pet rules bylaws being waived. 

That said, owners with a disability have a general responsibility to follow corporation bylaws on pets. Owners who exceed reasonable limits (Halton Standard Condominium Corporation No. 490 v Paikin, 2021 ONCAT 95) may not succeed in a Code challenge. In that case, a condo corporation was allowed to evict a dog that damaged an adjoining unit by urinating and defecating on a balcony, but only if resolution wasn’t possible by better understanding the owner’s mental disability.

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