Our Services

Real Estate Law

Purchases, Sales, Mortgage Refinances and Title Transfers

The Role of the Lawyer

  • To investigate matters of title to the land described in the agreement of purchase and sale; to inform and advise you in connection with searches and enquiries;
  • To provide you with a “title opinion” or alternatively to arrange for a policy of title insurance;
  • To complete the closing of the transaction according to the terms of the agreement of purchase and sale and your instructions.
  • To prepare and register the mortgage and to report to the mortgagee according to the mortgagee’s instructions.

The Role of Other Professionals

A lawyer is only one of several professionals available to you in completing your real estate purchase. Depending on the circumstances, you may decide to retain a surveyor, environmental consultant, and a home inspector. In addition, you will need to seek the advice of an insurance broker.


The “Product” of the Lawyer’s Searches and Advice:
“Title Opinion” or
“Title Insurance”

After the successful completion of your purchase, we will provide you with either a solicitor’s title opinion, or a policy of title insurance.  These are alternative methods of providing you with assurance about the title to the property that you are purchasing.  We recommend that a title insurance policy be issued for all real estate transactions because in our view it provides better protection than a “title opinion”.  The cost is small in terms of the protection granted, and is offset by the savings in expenses that will be incurred if a “title opinion” is obtained.

Our practice is built on hard work...

but also on integrity, decency, compassion, wisdom, courage, innovation, and idealism. When we practice law this way we benefit not only ourselves, but more importantly, you.

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