Real Estate Law

Find a number of blog posts specific to real estate law, such as how important it is to obtain proper building permits for any real estate construction performed in Ontario. Posts are written from an Ontario real estate law perspective. Learn valuable tips and suggestions on when it’s time to involve a real estate lawyer.

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Ontario Land Transfer Tax – The Full Story

One of the biggest expenses is the Ontario Land Transfer Tax (OLTT). All homeowners need to know what it entails and how to qualify for maximum government rebates. This article offers insights to help you maximize the amount you receive in rebates - click to read more.

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Financing Conditions for Real Estate Transactions
Is Waiving the Financing Condition Smart?

The Financing Condition - Before a home buyer begins looking for housing, the buyer should visit a mortgage lender to pre-qualify for a loan or receive pre-approval. Pre-qualification is a less formal process than pre-approval.

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Stigmatized Property – Will I Need to Sell for Less?

When people choose to buy a property, factors like the location, construction and appearance are not the only criteria to affect the purchase price.

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Five Steps to Finding the Right Contractor

Building a new home, or completing any major renovation project is likely to be one of the biggest financial commitments of your life, and is not something most of us can afford to get wrong.

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Ten Point Deck & Garden Building Permit Checklist

If you are an owner of a property in Ontario, you are ultimately responsible for complying with all building requirements. Costly construction delays, legal action and/or the removal of work already completed may result if one fails to obtain the required building permits.

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Understanding Land Transfer Tax – Real Estate Law

If you wish to buy or transfer property in Ontario, it is important to be aware of the Land transfer tax (LTT). Barring a few exceptions, the Ontario Government applies the Land Transfer Tax for all properties purchased or transferred. The buyer pays this amount upon registration of the Transfer/Deed. On transfers of residential real property in Ontario, Land Transfer Tax (LTT) is calculated on the purchase price.

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Real Estate Law – Backing Out of a Sale

Selling a house or property is usually not a simple process, and just because the unit is sold pursuant to an Agreement of Purchase and Sale does not necessarily mean that the deal will close. Situations can cause a deal to fall through forcing buyers to back out at the last minute.

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Real Estate – Do I Need a Lawyer?

For many Canadians about to buy a home, a real estate lawyer can be almost an afterthought – someone to do the grunt work after the deal has already been signed.

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