Residential Real Estate 

As an experienced real estate lawyer in Toronto, we understand the stress that accompanied buying or selling a home; we’ll ensure your transaction closes smoothly with no detail overlooked.

Clear and open communication is central to our approach when working with clients. We work to ensure our clients maintain a complete understanding of all aspects of their legal obligations within the agreement of purchase and sale and the legal implications of the closing documents. Real estate lawyers are often retained following an agreement of purchase and sale has been signed, but you can also review or draft these agreements for clients in advance of a signing to guarantee that your interests are protected and you have a comprehensive knowledge of the consequences of any and all signed legal documents during a purchase or sale.

The real estate lawyers at Unified LLP provide clients with the following real estate legal services:

  • Purchase or sale transactions of both used residential and new builds
  • Reviewing or drafting agreements of purchase and sale
  • Drafting closing documents
  • Obtaining a title insurance policy
  • Completing mortgage documentation and registration
  • Title transfers
  • Title searches
  • Title opinions

Land Development

Our range of services for commercial real estate transactions includes acquisitions and dispositions of assets and shares, negotiating and drafting commercial leases, advising on real property ownership structures including partnership, joint venture and shareholder arrangements. We are able to draft and/or advise on a wide range of construction and development-related agreements. With commercial property projects requiring significant capital investment, it’s critical to have sound and detailed agreements in place to protect your investment and your property.

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Commercial Real Estate

Our wide range of services for commercial real estate transactions includes acquisitions and dispositions of assets and shares, negotiating and drafting commercial leases, advising on real property ownership structures including partnership, joint venture and shareholder arrangements. We are also able to draft and advise on a full range of construction and development-related agreements.

Additional Real Estate Lawyer Toronto Services

Real property law is complex, nuanced, and requires extensive experience and understanding. Additional services regarding transactions and disputes includes: 

  • Land acquisition
  • Land disposition
  • Land development
  • Land use planning
  • Expropriation compensation
  • Building permits
  • Commercial leases
  • Construction liens
  • Municipal law
  • Boundary and neighbour disputes
  • Real estate litigation and CPLs 

Commercial Lease Lawyer Toronto

The real estate lawyers in Toronto at Unified LLP counsel clients on the drafting and understanding of a variety of commercial leases (i.e. triple net leases, net leases, gross leases, etc.), which includes counsel on the enforcement of commercial leases via the litigation and arbitration processes. Additionally, we assist with lease arbitrations when determining the fair market value of rents upon lease renewal or upon the exercise of a lease option, in addition to basic collection claims for unpaid rent. Our firm maintains a comprehensive understanding of the Ontario Commercial Tenancies Act. Contact a commercial lease lawyer Toronto today for legal assistance in these matters.

Experienced Real Estate Lawyers Toronto

If you require the legal assistance of a Toronto real estate lawyer, do not hesitate to reach out to Unified LLP. Whether you’re buying a property, need leasing and financing support, representation during litigation, sale and purchase counsel, leasing and financing advice, or anything in between, Unified LLP provides a full range of real estate legal services. 

We maintain a unique combination of experience, tenacity, and relevant legal knowledge to manage every one of your real estate matters from start to finish.

Unified LLP is able to help with everything real estate related, from routine support with titles to litigating complex expropriation cases, our real estate lawyers have a track record of success and delivering the best possible results to clients.

If you are buying, selling, or refinancing your home, consulting the Toronto real estate lawyers at Unified LLP ensures that your transaction proceeds without complications or obstacles – we partner seamlessly with your real estate agent during the transaction to ensure that no detail is overlooked. 

Contact us today to find out how we can help you with all your legal real estate needs.

Toronto Real Estate Lawyer FAQ

What role does a Toronto real estate lawyer play?

A real estate lawyer in Toronto is essential for handling the legal aspects of real estate transactions. This includes reviewing contracts, ensuring clear property titles, aiding in fulfilling contractual obligations, and managing the transfer of property titles. Their involvement is crucial for a smooth transaction.

When is it necessary to engage a real estate lawyer in Toronto?

Engaging a real estate lawyer early in the process, preferably before signing any contracts, is advisable. They provide critical legal insight and can identify and address potential issues early on.

What services do real estate lawyers in Toronto provide?

Services typically include contract review, property title examination, negotiation support, handling closing documents, and providing legal representation in disputes related to real estate.

What distinguishes real estate lawyers from real estate agents?

While agents focus on the buying and selling aspects of a property, lawyers handle legal matters, ensuring compliance with laws and regulations and safeguarding clients’ interests in transactions.

Do I need separate lawyers as a buyer or seller in Toronto?

In Toronto, buyers and sellers are required to have separate legal representation to avoid conflicts of interest and ensure that each party’s best interests are protected.

What are the typical costs associated with hiring a real estate lawyer in Toronto?

Costs vary depending on the transaction’s complexity and the lawyer’s fee structure. It’s important to discuss fees upfront for clarity.

Can a real estate lawyer in Toronto assist with property disputes?

Yes, they can offer legal representation in various disputes, including property rights issues, boundary disagreements, and other conflicts arising from real estate transactions.

What is the importance of title searches in real estate transactions?

Title searches are crucial for uncovering any liens, encumbrances, or other issues that might affect the property’s ownership and ensure a clear title transfer.

Are there specific government fees or taxes in real estate transactions in Toronto?

Transactions typically involve government fees like Land Transfer Taxes, Municipal Land Transfer Tax, and other applicable provincial or municipal fees. Depending on the property’s location, other municipal or provincial taxes may also apply. Transactions in the City of Toronto attract Municipal Land Transfer Tax in addition to the provincial Land Transfer Tax. 

What should I consider before hiring a real estate lawyer in Toronto?

Consider the lawyer’s experience, area of expertise, fee structure, and their ability to communicate effectively. It’s also beneficial to understand their approach to handling real estate transactions.

What specific expertise should my real estate lawyer Toronto have?

Your real estate lawyer should have intimate knowledge of the City of Toronto Act, the Land Titles Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. L.5, and all other relevant legal statutes.