For most people, buying a home is a huge experience that they’ll only go through a handful of times in their lives. While most try to do their research and learn as much about the process as they can, there is no comparing to the wealth of knowledge that your real estate lawyer possesses.
At Francis Lawyers, our Ottawa real estate lawyers will work with you to make sure that you’re protected as you make this critical investment for yourself, your career or your family.
Our lawyer will review your contract
It can be difficult to understand the legal jargon associated with buying, selling or refinancing a home. Sometimes, people are pressured to sign a contract quickly without taking the time to read it all the way through and make sure that they understand every word of it. By working with one of our real estate lawyers, you can rest assured that you will come to understand all of the terms of your contract. If the contract is not in your favor or has a problem that could come back on you later, our lawyer will let you know and advise you. Buying a home is a huge purchase and a big personal milestone in life, and we want to make sure that your contract benefits you!
Our lawyer will help the process go smoothly
Are you buying a property out of town, or perhaps looking at a commercial property? Are you looking at property in a flood zone or where other natural disasters frequently occur? If any of these are the case, then working with a lawyer will help keep the process going along smoothly. Our lawyer will be your representative when you can’t be there, and will be your advocate when you can. The extra fee is completely worth the reassurance that your property purchase moves along without problems.
Our lawyer will handle the title search
How can you be absolutely sure that the seller of the home is the right person to be selling the home? Our lawyer will go over any information pertaining to matters that might interfere with your ability to actually buy. From titles that are suspect following an inheritance, to titles that have liens against them, our professionals will find this information and inform you. The title search will put your mind at ease and make you feel better about the entire process.
Our lawyer will file your paperwork
With the assistance of a real estate lawyer, you can feel confident and reassured that all important paperwork for your purchase will be filed promptly and accurately by a professional who knows what they are doing. With the time that you will save by not having to do this step yourself, you can focus on things that really matter like packing up your old home, cleaning or renovating the new one before you move in. A real estate lawyer is a safeguard that is well worth it for the additional peace of mind.
You want to be sure that your home buying process will move along smoothly so that you can get moving in as soon as possible. Taking care of legal matters when you’re preparing for a big move can cause problems down the line if they aren’t handled properly. Thankfully, all you need is a real estate lawyer on your side!
If you’re in the process of buying a home or need more legal advice about how to proceed, contact us today to learn how we can help.
Our lawyer will help you through all of these steps for your purchase transaction:
– Reviewing the Agreement of Purchase and all other legal documents
– Ensuring that there are no claims listed against the property you want to buy
– Arranging for title insurance
– Making sure that you have a valid title upon closing
– Ensuring that property taxes are up to date
– Calculating the land transfer tax that’s due on closing
– Drawing up the mortgage documents
– Closing the transaction after making sure all legal and financial conditions are met
– Exchanging legal documents and keys with the seller’s lawyer