Real Estate Lawyers in Whitby, Ontario

Pursue real estate deals in Whitby using remote video conference closings. Axess Law virtual real estate lawyers in Whitby keep it simple, so your legal fees are less. Axess Law Whitby is a virtual lawyer service.

Real Estate Lawyer in Whitby

Complete real estate transactions without losing out because you just couldn’t make it to your lawyers on time. Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Whitby video conference with you whenever it’s convenient. You can e-sign legal documents online, or come by any Axess Law office in Greater Toronto Area to complete your transaction. We have open law offices 7 days a week, for your convenience.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Whitby

Make Whitby your new home or your next home with our virtual real estate lawyers. Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Whitby make concluding real estate transactions more convenient by networking with you online. Review agreements of purchase and sale, or amend offers if your mortgage financing is delayed. Our experienced legal teams organize mortgage discharges, or arrange for you to e-sign for new mortgages, then hand you the keys.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Whitby

Remote legal services are the perfect solution to too much to do, in too little time. Axess Law‘s virtual real estate lawyers in Whitby are experienced and professional. We’re available when you are, and so convenient to use. You complete your home sale by going online with Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Whitby from any computer, laptop, tablet, or compatible mobile device. We search title to your property, and witness document signings online.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property in Whitby

Refinance your mortgage to get extra revenue from your home. Axess Law’s real estate lawyers in Whitby witness your signature when you use your home’s equity to create a secondary suite. Our virtual real estate lawyers liaise with your mortgage lender, then video conference with you to finalize your new mortgage documents.

Your lender’s mortgage offer is returned to them, and a copy emailed to you for your records.

About Whitby

Not many towns have a castle and former spy camp. That’s Whitby, close enough to commute to Toronto and enjoy lake life. Port Whitby’s 420-slip marina is a relaxing destination for serious sailors, fishers, and kayakers. Actors David Niven and Michael York put Whitby on the map in “A Man Called Intrepid”, starring Whitby’s since shuttered Camp X spy training centre. That castle is the Elizabethan Trafalgar Castle School. Built in 1859 as a private residence, the domineering structure is now a private girl’s boarding and day school.

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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 Whitby 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 Whitby really are. What does a lawyer cost in Whitby? 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 in Whitby 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 Whitby, or drop by Axess Law’s open law offices in Greater Toronto Area or Ottawa.

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

You might make a legal case for damages if the seller knew, or was capable of knowing, the home was on a floodplain. For instance, if the home, or those near it, flooded or was at risk of flooding before you bought it. Not telling you about a health and safety risk, like toxic mould caused by flooding, can make the seller liable.

High water marks on the exterior or in the basement are visible signs of previous flooding. Missing those during a showing, or hiring a professional home inspector who fails to take notice, can be grounds for the seller to counter argue the damage was “patently” obvious when you made your offer. Sellers have been excused for patent defects you could have found on your own.

Latent defects, ones hidden from sight, are a different matter. We can’t emphasize enough why hiring a competent home inspector is important. While inspectors can’t practically (without the owner’s permission) probe below the surface of drywall to see if it has been replaced, they could check for recent building permits and consult floodplain maps.  

That flips the onus back to you to prove the seller deliberately hid latent defects by covering up water damage. Failing to include health or safety risks in the optional sellers property information statement (SPIS) may back up your claim. Realistically though, your case could go either way. Courts have been known to reject claims, or even split responsibility between the buyer and seller.

You can add space to an existing Whitby home by converting your garage into, say a family room or master bedroom. Any construction requires a municipal building permit. That covers adding or removing rooms, installing plumbing or drains, and installing doors or windows in a garage space. 

You can download forms from the city website, or your contractor can. Having a contractor is valuable if satisfying building code regulations or zoning bylaws is new to you.

Beyond that, you’ll need to consult with a contractor, engineer (perhaps both), and the city if you want to convert a detached garage in your backyard into a dwelling. Your success hinges on what type of dwellings and how many are allowed in your residential zone, the lot and structure size, and any other restrictions the city may place on conversions.

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

Strictly speaking, no. Doing so oversteps your lawful right, interest, or privilege as a landlord under Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act. Without your permission, subletting could be an illegal act. Practically speaking, homeowner complaints to the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) regularly fail. 

 

For example, you could unwittingly consent by failing to complain to the LTB within 60 days of becoming aware someone new was living in your unit. Your tenant could also force your hand if you unreasonably denied a request to sublet. Your options: agree or cancel your tenant’s lease. 

 

Courts are sympathetic. A GTA resident who rented 12 single family homes under false premises was ordered to pay the homeowners $36,000 or go to jail after converting them into 90 rooming house units. The conversions not only violated the lease agreements he made to occupy the homes with his family, but municipal zoning regulations banning rooming houses. His take? $40,000 a month in rent.

Brain diseases like dementia are only relevant in signing a contract if you can no longer understand what you are signing, or the consequences of it. As long as you know what your property consists of, and the consequences of listing it for sale for your finances and shelter needs, you can usually give informed consent. You could also ask a medical professional for a capacity assessment as legal evidence you signed with full knowledge of your actions.

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