Woodstock Ontario Lawyers

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Real Estate Lawyer in Woodstock

Protect your next home purchase or sale by making offers conditional on a lawyer’s review. Axess Law Woodstock’s virtual real estate lawyers go through your agreement of purchase and sale with you. We ensure you are fully satisfied with your legal contract before you sign, or amend it to include conditions that enable you to cancel, by mutual agreement, at any time.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Woodstock

Buy real estate anywhere in Oxford county with complete confidence your deal will close on time. Axess Law Woodstock liaises with your realtor and mortgage lender to complete legal documents you need to make your purchase final. Property titles are searched for liens or other issues that could prevent you from assuming title, and the keys to your new home delivered to you.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Woodstock

Move property sales from offer to completion with Axess Law Woodstock. We make transferring titles to property you own seem effortless. When you need more to conclude a real estate deal, we liaise with buyers’ lawyers on your behalf. Trust Axess Law Woodstock to save you time and money. We prepare legal documents via remote video conference anywhere in Ontario to get the deal done on time.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property in Woodstock

Refinance mortgages to free up equity in a home or investment property you own. Now you can access lawyers from home or office when you use Axess Law Woodstock. Our virtual real estate lawyers let you e-sign refinancing documents via remote conference call, or we courier documents to a location of your choice.
You just sign and return the papers to us, and your refinancing offer is complete.

About Woodstock

Like its more famous namesake, Woodstock is known for music. “The friendly city” plays host to Cowapolooza every year, where tribute bands and entertainers pay homage to Woodstock ’69 favourites like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and the Grateful Dead. Woodstock’s summer-long streetfest showcases its historic Romanesque and classical revival architecture. Old Town Hall, site of the 1890 trial of notorious Victorian conman Reginald Birchall (Lord Somerset), and the refurbished Woodstock Jail/Goal are highlights of its historic downtown.

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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

Thirty to 60 days is usual. Closings can have any timeline seller and buyer agree on, provided your lawyers can complete the sale in time. Extensions can usually be negotiated in the agreement of purchase and sale, but give yourself enough time to prevent the sale from being cancelled. On closing day, you’ll need to sign title transfer documents, pay the full price through a mortgage or your own resources, and collect the keys. Don’t neglect to notify tax authorities, hydro, cable, water, or gas companies, and your home insurer that you are moving in or vacating a home.

You can include such a condition in the agreement of purchase and sale, but the seller may not want or be legally able to oblige you. To answer your question further, we’d need to know who owns the trees. Are they on the seller’s lot, the boulevard, or overhanging the property?

Your first step is to request a property survey. Trees located on Woodstock boulevards belong to the city, which plants, maintains, and prunes them. So the short answer to that question is no, not without the city agreeing.

Trees on private lots are the homeowner’s responsibility, provided their roots are on the lot you want to purchase. If any part of a trunk or visible roots extends to a neighbour’s lot, you’re dealing with boundary trees. In that case, the seller and neighbour have joint ownership, and a legal obligation to talk before doing anything more.

Likewise if branches from a neighbour’s tree overhang the seller’s lot, they are the neighbour’s responsibility. Any effort you make to alter or prune such trees can land you in court. While Woodstock bylaws protect your right to keep your property safe, you can’t trespass on a neighbour’s property or damage their trees to get the view you want.

You can certainly ask your realtor why your offer was unsuccessful. You can formally complain if you believe a realtor’s or lawyer’s actions were unethical. For instance, not knowing your realtor also represents the seller, or the seller’s lawyer is on title to the property, could affect how fair the sales price is. An undisclosed conflict of interest that places you at a disadvantage can be grounds for a complaint. Go to the RECO (Real Estate Council of Ontario) or Law Society of Ontario website to make a complaint.

Naturally it’s disappointing if your home or lot sold for less than the list price. Realistically, the sales price is determined by:

  • Fair market value — Is the property appropriately priced compared to other similar homes or lots in the neighbourhood?
  • Interest rates — Selling can take longer if interest rates are high. The question to ask yourself is were buyers prepared to pay what you were asking given current interest costs?
  • Motivation — Was your home deliberately priced low to get competitive offers?
  • Supply — How many homes were listed for sale along with yours? Increased supply can drive prices lower.
  • Time of year – Home sales are traditionally slower in winter. Did buyers take advantage of the timing to offer less?
  • How long you held the property – Flipping a property before it appreciates may not be worth it, especially when you factor in real estate commissions, legal fees, and property transfer taxes.