Real Estate Lawyers in Thornhill, Ontario

Buying, selling or just refinancing, Axess Law Thornhill has virtual real estate lawyers for every real estate transaction. Call us today.

Real Estate Lawyer in Thornhill

Are you struggling to juggle kids or work with legal appointments? Don’t leave home or office when you don’t have to. Axess Law Thornhill virtual real estate lawyers take care of legal problems using online video conferencing. Our services are secure and confidential and, best of all, you get only the legal services you absolutely require.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Thornhill

Buying a home or land in Thornhill is easier when you use Axess Law Thornhill virtual real estate lawyers. Why worry about title searches or discharging existing mortgages when our competent legal professionals can take care of all the details for you? We review agreements of purchase and sale before you sign or close a deal you’ve already made. And if you’re building a new home, we review the construction contract for you.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Thornhill

Sell while the market is up or get convenient remote legal services when your job takes you out of town. Axess Law Thornhill virtual real estate lawyers meet all the contractual deadlines, even when your agreement of purchase and sale has you pressed for time. Sell your home and buy another. Axess Law Thornhill handles both transactions for you. Buyer refuses to close? We negotiate with their lawyer or refer you to our trusted legal partners.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property in Thornhill

Interest rates headed higher and you’re not sure where they will stop? Now could be the time to refinance your mortgage. Axess Law Thornhill prepares the legal paperwork to transfer your mortgage to a new lender or sign up for better terms from a lender you already use.
Email us your refinancing offer and e-sign via video conference to expedite your new mortgage.

About Thornhill

Thornhill has gone from historic police village to a thriving city. Green suburbs meander along the Don River and its ravine, making Thornhill the “in between” alternative to Vaughan and Markham. Sugarbush Heritage Park makes for a pleasant afternoon stroll among majestic maples that were once part of a family-owned sugar tapping business. Thornhill’s claim to fame may be Craig and Marc Kielburger. The social entrepreneurs and teenaged founders of international charities Free the Children and WE got their start “North of North York”.

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Some FAQs

You can often lease a coach house or other part of your home without informing your lender provided:

  • you still occupy the home
  • your mortgage doesn’t require it
  • and you are honest if your lender asks.

Selling is a different matter. Your mortgage is secured by the equity in your home, which is why the lender is on the title. Transferring title to any part of your home without consent can result in a demand for immediate repayment, or a court injunction to prevent or void the sale.

It definitely takes more work than being an employee. Fortunately, Ontario lenders are warming up to self-employed borrowers. With a positive cash flow (two to three years of steady income as demonstrated by your tax assessments), CMHC, Genworth, or Canada Guaranty may offer a high ratio mortgage with 5%-19.9% down.

For entrepreneurs just starting out, or if your income fluctuates but you have a solid credit history, Genworth or Canada Guaranty are options. Both require 10% down. Otherwise, you may have to find a private lender, put 20% down, and prove you can support the monthly payments.

Balconies in condos are usually “exclusive use” common elements. While only the owner can use their own balcony, the corporation is responsible for its upkeep.

What you do with your balcony is restricted by your corporation bylaws, rules, and regulations. For instance, you can likely put out patio furniture for your own enjoyment, but you can’t hang laundry to dry or paint balcony railings.

Common sense applies when it comes to repairs. If you or your guests damaged the balcony, you will likely have to repair it at your own expense. But if all the concrete balconies are pitted from exposure to rain and snow, the corporation reserve fund is used to restore the balconies to a safe condition.

Ask the condominium corporation if you are uncertain who owns the balconies.

First off, have you checked bylaw and zoning regulations? Coach houses and granny flats require building permits, and some municipalities ban or limit their construction. Most are considered accessory units or secondary dwellings, not principal residences. For that reason, they are usually rented for extra income, or used as a flat by older children or seniors. Just as you can add a spouse to a house title in Ontario, you can share ownership of a coach house or granny flat. Whether you can put a separate title on it depends on the municipality, but generally no.
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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