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Real Estate Law2021-01-19T16:20:44+00:00
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Real Estate Law – Veritasa Law

Completed Conveniently and Securely from the Comfort of your Home or Office.

Remote Electronic Signature Solutions to meet all the requirements of the governing legislation of Ontario.

Welcome To Veritasa Law

Securely Sign Your Real Estate Closing Documents at Home.

We provide property owners, buyers, and agents, convenient real estate closings that can be witnessed and signed from anywhere with an internet connection.  Our leading edge platform captures the identity, intent, and consent in a seamlessly verifiable way that cannot be questioned.

The patented Electronic Video Signature Solution Platform we use protects signatures with single-use, encryption rendering them impossible to be re-used or copied in any way.

We provide property owners and agents, convenient real estate closings that can be witnessed and signed from anywhere with an internet connection, and protected with single-use, military-grade encryption, in a way that cannot be questioned.

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Our Real Estate Law Services.

Veritasa Law provides real estate services in the following areas:

  • Property Sales and Acquisitions

  • Mortgage Financing

  • Severances

  • Condominium Development

  • Commercial Lease Agreements

  • Subdivision Development

Getting Started Is Easy

Get started by contacting us for a free initial consultation.
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Our innovative electronic video signature verification technology allows us to deliver personalized service, at your home, at your office, or wherever you may be.

Why Choose Veritasa Law for Real Estate Legal Services?

NO SURPRISES

Upfront and transparent pricing means no surprises and no hidden fees.

All of our work begins with a free consultation where we provide up-front, clear and easy-to-understand pricing.  This way you can focus on the other important things in your life, and have the peace-of-mind knowing that your transaction will be handled with the highest level of standard and care.  No surprises!

Contact us for a free initial consultation and quote.

LATEST TECHNOLOGY

Latest in secure and verifiable document signing.

Our best-in-class, remote document signing service allows you to sign anything, even your Will or Power of Attorneys, from anywhere, with the industry’s most extensive video audit trail, to meet all the requirements of the governing legislation of Ontario.

CONVENIENT LOCATION

Centrally located in Kingston Ontario, and serving all of Eastern Ontario

Situated in the Howard Maitland Building at the south-west corner of Gardiner’s Road and Taylor Kidd Boulevard, our conveniently located and welcoming office will put you at ease knowing you are in good hands.

Contact us if you would like to schedule a visit.

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Questions About Your Upcoming Real Estate Deal? Let’s Talk!

Real estate law has many nuances and can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Our team at Veritasa Law is here to answer all your questions and address your concerns.

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Getting started with us is very easy.   The first step is a no-cost initial consultation.   In a quick 20 minute call we can help you understand everything to expect, including a no-surprise quote.

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CONVENIENCE | LEGAL COMPLIANCE | NON-REPUDIATION

Our Electronic Video Signature Solution

Until recently businesses have been using electronic signature solutions designed for convenience, and not for legal compliance.

The solution we use at Veritasa Law delivers both compliance and convenience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an electronic signature?2021-01-13T08:16:51+00:00

In Ontario the Electronic Commerce Act, 2000 refers to “electronic signature”,  as an electronic information that a person creates or adopts in order to sign a document and that is in, attached to or associated with the document.

What does real estate law cover?2021-01-19T20:47:25+00:00

Real estate law encompasses the purchase and sale of real property, meaning land and any structures on it. It also covers legal issues related to anything attached to the property or structures, such as appliances and fixtures.

Lawyers who specialize in real estate ensure that proper procedures are followed during the acquisition or sale of property. They also may be concerned with how a property is zoned for usage. Real estate law covers deeds, property taxes, estate planning, zoning and titles.

What does a real estate lawyer do?2021-01-19T20:47:25+00:00

Handles transactions

A competent real estate lawyer is knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to the rules and regulations of any real estate transactions. They help their clients understand contracts, leases, appraisals, inspections, legal documents and other legal processes involved in acquiring a property.

They also answer clients’ questions regarding the transactions and will help iron out issues.

Licensed real estate lawyers can also draft and revise documents, and will review the purchase agreement to ensure that you’re not being misled.

Your lawyer may also review your offer on a property to also make sure that the document protects your rights. If it doesn’t, your lawyer can adjust and revise it to better suit your needs.

Arranges for title insurance

Getting insurance is a must when acquiring property, and your real estate lawyer can arrange your property’s title insurance for you. It is important to note that title insurance and home insurance are not the same thing.

Getting a title insurance is beneficial, as it covers issues that occurred before and after you’ve purchased your property.

Protects clients’ interests

Your real estate lawyer will also perform their responsibility of safeguarding your best interest. You can lean on them to ensure authenticity of the legal documents involved, and to make sure that you’re not falling into any unseen legal traps.

You can ask your lawyer to take a second or third look on your contract. They can review and explain legalese and explain it to you in a way that you could understand more clearly.

This way, you are 100 per cent sure that you know what you’re signing up for. Your lawyer can also negotiate your transaction’s terms and conditions for your sake, which may involve working with other lawyers, developers and brokers.

Overall, with a competent real estate lawyer, you can be sure that your rights are protected, and that your property transaction is legally sound.

Handles foreclosure proceedings

Court procedures regarding the process of property foreclosures vary from province and/or territory. It’s best to hire a real estate lawyer to help you handle this.

Your lawyer will help you navigate this tricky situation, and will give you legal advice regarding your different options. They may help you modify your loan, and may come up with several defences that your party can raise in court.

There may be some situations when you may not need the services of a lawyer to handle your foreclosure, but it’s better to know what to expect when facing foreclosure.

Provides legal representation

Some unpleasant legal situations may be inevitable, but even the most qualified realtor will not be able to give you the right legal advice.

Lawyers offer legal advice on property disputes you might get involved in, as well as on other legal issues such as encroachment, trespassing and injuries.

Also, a real estate lawyer can provide legal advice on property management, zoning violations, restrictions and covenants on real estate, property taxes and value estimates.

Apart from this, lawyers will represent you in real estate litigation. They will draft documents and legal pleadings, participate in hearings and a trial with the judge, and will file appeals on your behalf, when necessary.

They will also negotiate with the opposing counsel to work out settlement agreements.

Assists with closing

The closing date is the final step in your property transaction. This is when the ownership of the property is officially transferred to the buyer.

It is dubbed as the “most important event” in a sale transaction.

On closing day, your real estate lawyer can facilitate your financial transactions. You’ll also take the time to finalize the transaction, where they’ll create a Statement of Adjustments.

This document shows the details of the transaction, including the deposit, adjustments and other fees, as well as the final amount that is due on closing day.

If you’re purchasing a resale property, the keys will be delivered to your lawyer’s office on the day of closing. They’ll not be released until the closing has been completed.

In addition, your real estate lawyer can help you familiarize and prepared for some of the hidden costs when buying a home in Canada, so there’s no surprise when it comes to expenses on the closing day itself.

Are electronic signatures valid?2021-01-19T20:47:25+00:00

In Ontario since the passing of the Electronic Commerce Act, 2000 electronic signatures have been legally binding so long as they are done properly.  Speaking to a lawyer is an important step in evaluating if your electronic document signing solution is done properly.    When discussing with your lawyer, ask about repudiation of agreements, and if the document signing solution you are considering can validate intent, identity and consent with each signature.

Is a digital signature different than an electronic signature?2021-01-19T20:47:25+00:00

Often “Digital Signature” is used as a way of saying “Electronic Signature”.

With respect to signing your contracts, the proper term in legal circles, is “Electronic Signature”.

 

How much does it cost to hire a real estate lawyer?2021-01-19T20:47:25+00:00

That totally depends upon who you hire and the services their price includes.  It also depends upon the seniority of the counsel.  As a general rule, more experienced counsel cost more, sometimes much more than young or new counsel.

With Veritasa law, we begin your journey with a no-cost, no-obligation, initial consultation.   Before committing to working with us, we will provide you up-front and transparent pricing we stand behind.   There will be no surprises on your final bill. Contact us today for with any questions you have.

Why is nonrepudiation important?2021-01-19T20:47:25+00:00

When the authority, or legitimacy of your legal transaction is in question, it may allow stakeholders to repudiate it’s validity.   In case of a legal transaction this could mean bringing into question if the authorized signature is valid and thereby bringing the entire legal transaction into questions.   This could lead to unwanted scrutiny, and unwelcome added costs to defend your legal transaction.

It’s important to be able to employ the convenience of electronic signatures with the confidence of knowing that they will be held valid and legally binding if challenged.

 

What is a seamlessly verifiable transaction?2021-01-19T20:47:25+00:00

A seamlessly verifiable transaction means that the person is visible on video throughout the transaction.  There will be no break in the recording and you see the person as they are signing. All of this ensures that we can verify that the person in the video is signing.

Our audit trail proves the person’s identity, their precise location (required by law) their signature, their identification, consent and intent. Everything is authenticated.

Get in touch with a real estate closing lawyer today.

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