Stratford Ontario Lawyers

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Real Estate Lawyer in Stratford

Online legal services are the affordable, convenient way to close real estate transactions. Axess Law Stratford virtual real estate lawyers are located near you, and understand local real estate markets. We close real estate deals on time, with no travel at all on your part. When you need to sign documents, we witness while you e-sign on camera, or courier legal papers to you.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Stratford

Buying up or buying down when you retire, Axess Law Stratford virtual real estate lawyers are here when you need us. Remote legal services are convenient and affordable. We get your agreement of purchase and sale from your realtor, and liaise with your lender to finalize new or discharge existing mortgages. And when we need to talk or get your signature, Axess Law Stratford connects with you remotely.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Stratford

If you flip real estate for a profit, you’ll appreciate Axess Law Stratford’s flat fee legal services. Our lawyer fees are affordable because we use remote video conference technologies. Axess Law Stratford virtual real estate lawyers go over your agreement of purchase and sale, and, if questions arise, negotiate with buyers’ lawyers. We discharge mortgages, and give itemized statements of adjustments you can use for tax purposes.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property Stratford

Are you switching mortgage lenders at renewal, or refinancing to buy down debts? Axess Law Stratford finalizes legal documents your lender needs to discharge existing mortgages, and confirm new mortgage conditions.
You can renew mortgage terms without a lawyer’s assistance, but only a lawyer can add a new lender to your mortgage when you refinance. Axess Law Stratford completes your deal online and for a lot less.

About Stratford

Quaint Stratford mixes old English Tudor style architecture with modern office towers, all without sacrificing its historic charm. Modelled after Stratford-on-the-Avon in Britain, the Perth County fixture is at its busiest during festival season, May to October. The annual Stratford Festival draws Shakespeare fans, and the Antiques Capital of Ontario, tiny Shakespeare village, is a five-minute side trip away. Follow the Bieber-iffic Map for a fun glance at Justin Bieber’s early years, then travel the Stratford chocolate trail to tease your mind and taste buds.

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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

Bitten by the bitcoin bug? Buying real estate in Ontario with bitcoin profits has piqued RECO’s (the Real Estate Council of Ontario’s) curiosity. It’s legal, but guaranteeing funds are available when a real sale concludes could be elusive. Realtors do exist who offer to transfer bitcoin into “fiat” (Canadian dollars). Short of that, because cryptocurrency exists in digital space, it can’t be held in a lawyer’s or realtor’s trust account. Finding a third party to consent to be your guarantor is a leap of faith. Your digital investments could drop precariously or go way up in value by the time a real estate transaction closes. And that, leaves either you or the seller on the downside of a bitcoin deal.
Vacant residential lots, lake lots, or bare land may qualify for mortgages at higher interest rates than properties with a home already onsite. Serviced city or rural residential lots attract the best rates. Of course, your credit score counts towards available financing. When the plan is to buy and hold, private lenders in Ontario may be your best bet. Down payments can be as high as 30% to 35% of appraised value for suburban or urban lots, and 50% for rural property. Add appraisal and legal fees, plus land transfer taxes and GST/HST, to that for a realistic idea of what the cost could be.

File a request for reconsideration with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). MPAC responds in writing and based on that, you can decide whether to accept their decision or appeal to the Ontario Assessment Review Board. You may have a case if:

  • similar properties are assessed more favourably
  • there’s a mismatch between the last sale price and current assessment
  • your property is misclassified (size, area, structures onsite)
  • school funding has been miscalculated
  • MPAC’s records are wrong
  • your property assessment change notice or amended notice contain mistakes.

Purchasing a condo you discover is unfit for its intended purpose, or so defective you wouldn’t have bought it for the purchase or any price, can be grounds for legal action in Ontario. Latent (hidden) defects can sour any home buying experience, but they must be significant to be actionable. To qualify, latent detects must:

  • exist from the moment you buy the home
  • not be visible or immediately apparent when you buy
  • go unrevealed at the time of purchase.

Axess Law Stratford refers you to trusted legal partners if you plan a Small Claims Court action, or need ongoing legal advice on what to do now.

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.

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.

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