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Real Estate Law

Defending Your Interests

Because legal jargon can sometimes be complicated to understand, Sheldon will be sure to safeguard your best interests by explaining the information in the real estate transaction documents so you fully understand what you are signing. Sheldon is your support line when it comes to ensuring the authenticity of the legal documents involved.

Sheldon will be able to take a thorough look at your contract to confirm everything is in order. If there are any changes that need to be made, he will also negotiate your transaction’s terms and conditions on your behalf, which can be a tremendous help as it prevents you from being in caught in legal conversations that might sound obscure.

Overall, Sheldon is your trusted source for information, you do not have to think twice about the recommendations he gives you.

Assisting with the Real Estate Deal 

A knowledgeable real estate lawyer is very experienced when it comes to the rules and regulations of any real estate transaction.

Sheldon will assist with reviewing the purchase agreement to ensure that you’re not being misinformed. Sheldon will also review your offer on a property to make sure that the document protects your rights. If there are misunderstandings or revisions needed, he is there to assist with that as well.

Purchasing Title Insurance

Title insurance is not a requirement in Ontario, however, the decision on whether or not you purchase title insurance should be discussed with Sheldon. It is important to note that title insurance and home insurance are not the same.

Title Insurance Covers:

  • Unknown title defects

  • Existing liens against the Property’s Title

  • Title fraud

  • Encroachment issues

Title Insurance Does Not Cover:

  • Title defects

  • Native land claims

  • Environmental hazards

  • New survey discoveries

Title Insurance Can Be Purchased For:

  • Houses

  • Condos and apartments

  • Cottages

  • Office buildings

  • Warehouses

  • Rental units

  • Leased properties

  • Shopping centres

  • Industrial properties

  • Vacant land

Assists with Closing

The closing date is one of the concluding steps in the property transaction process. Once you have reached this phase, the ownership of the property is officially transferred from the seller to the buyer.

There is a reason why it is the most important part in the transaction process, as this is when you get the keys, sign the final papers and officially own your new property; so, you want everything going smooth.

On closing day, Sheldon will facilitate your financial transaction and create a statement of adjustments. This is an enormously imperative piece of documentation as it shows all the specifics of the matter, including the deposit, adjustments and other fees, as well as the final amount that is due on closing day. This document proves that you have paid and gone through the correct legal steps in obtaining your property.

Final closing days costs may come as a surprise as there may be some hidden fees that can throw off some buyers, which Sheldon will better prepare you for.

Overall Legal Representation

Buying a piece of property is a huge investment that you want to go as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, there are some unpleasant legal situations that may be inevitable, that even the most qualified realtor, will not be able to give you the right legal advice. This is why having a lawyer is extremely important.

If needed, Sheldon will also represent you in real estate litigation and assist with drafting documents and legal pleadings, participating in hearings and a trial with the judges, and even filing appeals on your behalf, when necessary. For these reasons having a lawyer on your side can be the best decision you can make when purchasing a property. To learn more about real estate law or the processes of acquiring a real estate lawyer please contact us today.

Request a Private Consultation

When purchasing, selling or refinancing property, time can be of the essence. Sheldon Benjamin will work with you to ensure the most convenient form of communication, whether it’s on line, on the phone, or face to face, Sheldon's client’s legal needs are his first priority. He will provide you with legal advice and up to date information regarding your closing, sale or refinancing process.

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