Residential Real Estate
We know that buying or selling a home can be a stressful process and we work hard to close your transaction smoothly leaving no detail overlooked.
We maintain open lines of communication with our clients and strive to ensure that our clients fully understand all aspects of their legal obligations pursuant to the agreement of purchase and sale and the legal implications contained in the closing documents. Law firms are often retained after an agreement of purchase and sale has been signed, however we are able to review or draft these agreements for clients before they are signed to ensure clients are protected and fully understand what they are signing.
We provide clients with a variety of real estate legal services, including:
- 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
We provide a range of services for commercial real estate transactions, including 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 also draft and advise on a full range of construction and development-related agreements. Given the significant capital invested in commercial property projects, having sound agreements in place is paramount for the protection of your real estate investment.
Please see our Municipal Law page for more information.
Commercial Real Estate
We provide a range of services for commercial real estate transactions, including 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 also draft and advise on a full range of construction and development-related agreements. Given the significant capital invested in real property projects, having sound agreements in place is paramount for the protection of your real estate investment.
Other Real Estate Legal Advice
Real property law is a unique, complex and multi-faceted area of law. Our experience in both the transactional and dispute realms includes:
Please visit our Construction Law and Municipal Law pages for more information.
- 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
Unified LLP routinely advises clients on the drafting and interpretation of different types of commercial leases (i.e. triple net leases, net leases, gross leases and everything in between), including advising on the enforcement of commercial leases through the litigation and arbitration process. Unified has also assisted with lease arbitrations in determining the fair market value of rents upon lease renewal or upon the exercise of a lease option, as well as basic collection claims for unpaid rent. Unified LLP has a strong understanding of the Ontario Commercial Tenancies Act. Contact a commercial lease lawyer today at Unified LLP.
An Experienced Real Estate Lawyer Kitchener, Waterloo
For all your real estate needs in Kitchener, work with a trusted and proven law office – work with Unified.
With physical locations and associates in both Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto, our firm has the necessary combination of experience, determination, and knowledge to handle every one of your real estate matters.
From routine support with titles, to litigating complex and nuanced expropriation cases and everything in between, trust real estate lawyers who have a track record of meeting and exceeding client expectations.
Buying, selling, or refinancing your home? Consulting with a real estate lawyer can ensure that your transaction proceeds without unforeseen complications or unnecessary obstructions – we will work seamlessly with your real estate agent throughout the process.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you with all your legal real estate needs.
Kitchener Real Estate Lawyer FAQ
What qualifications should I look for in a Kitchener real estate lawyer?
When hiring a Kitchener real estate lawyer consider the following:
- Experience: Look for a real estate lawyer with extensive experience in real estate law
- Local Knowledge: Local knowledge of Kitchener’s real estate market and regulations is essential
- Reputation: Check reviews and testimonials
- Fee Structure: Ensure their fee structure is transparent
Can a real estate lawyer help me with a commercial property transaction in Kitchener?
Yes, a real estate lawyer in Kitchener can assist with both residential and commercial property transactions. At Unified LLP, we have experience managing the nuances and complexities of commercial real estate deals, including zoning, permits, and lease agreements.
What is the typical timeline for a real estate transaction in Kitchener, and how can a lawyer expedite the process?
The timeline for a real estate transaction can vary, but on average, it takes several weeks to complete. A real estate lawyer can expedite the process by ensuring all legal aspects are in order and addressing any other issues as they arise.
Can a real estate lawyer assist with condominium purchases or sales in Kitchener?
Yes, your lawyer can assist with condominium transactions. They will review condo bylaws, assess financial records, and ensure a smooth transfer of ownership.
How can a real estate lawyer help me if there are issues with the property’s title during a transaction?
If issues with the property’s title arise during a transaction, a real estate lawyer can conduct a title search, identify the problems, and work to resolve them. They can also advise you on potential solutions.
Can a real estate lawyer help with real estate investments?
Yes, a real estate lawyer can provide legal guidance and due diligence for real estate investments. Your real estate lawyer will assist with contract negotiation, land use planning, due diligence, lease agreements, and compliance with investment regulations.
What role does a real estate lawyer play in the closing of a real estate transaction in Kitchener?
During the closing process, a real estate lawyer ensures that all legal requirements are met, documents are properly executed, funds are transferred, and ownership is legally transferred. They act as a crucial intermediary to complete the transaction successfully.
How can a real estate lawyer assist with land development projects in Kitchener?
A real estate lawyer can help with land development projects by navigating zoning and land use regulations, obtaining necessary permits, negotiating with local authorities, working with your land use planning consultants, and handling any legal issues that may arise during the development process.
What are the common pitfalls to avoid in Kitchener real estate transactions, and how can a lawyer help me avoid them?
Common pitfalls in real estate transactions include unclear contract terms, title issues, and zoning problems. A real estate lawyer can help you avoid these pitfalls by providing legal expertise, conducting thorough due diligence, and ensuring that all aspects of the transaction are in order.