What Can a Real Estate Lawyer Do For You

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There are many misconceptions out there about what real estate lawyers actually do and for many people, what happens behind the scenes in a real estate practice is a mystery.

Probably the two most frequently asked questions about real estate lawyers are:

Do you need a lawyer when buying a home; and do you need a lawyer to sell your house?

The answer to both of these questions is, yes. You need a lawyer to either buy or sell a property. However, a real estate lawyer can do so much more than just helping you to buy or sell a house. A real estate attorney deals with many types of legal issues that involve land, buildings, landlords, tenants, and property developers.

What is a Real Estate Lawyer?

The exact definition of a real estate lawyer is: A lawyer involved in all aspects of legal work related to real property including:

  • Acquisition;
  • Development;
  • Disposition;
  • Ownership; and
  • Use.

In Ontario, all lawyers are licensed through the Law Society of Ontario

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