The number 1 rule to buying a property in Canada is to make sure you have a lawyer. You
wouldn’t buy a property in the UK without a solicitor would you? Within this area we have a
selection of articles that relate to the legal facets of property in Canada.
Applying for a visa
Making the decision to move to Canada is a big step but an exciting one.
The lure of lively cities, breathtaking scenery and friendly people has led
many British citizens to embark on a journey of emigrating to Canada. There
are numerous visa options that a UK citizen can take but no matter what
type of visa is right for you, the application will be processed by a
branch of the Canadian government called ‘Citizenship and Immigration
The first step is More...
Legal tips for renovating in Canada
Despite recent global economic turmoil, the real estate market in Canada
has remained fairly buoyant. In Canada’s larger cities and their
surrounding areas property prices are comparable with the cost of real
estate in the UK’s larger cities. For many people the prospect of
buying a new build property in one of these locations does not represent
good value for money and they would prefer to purchase an older property at
a more competitive price.
The older property, More...
Buying land to build on in Canada
For many people, moving or owning a property abroad may appear just a
dream, with only a small minority actually acting on their dreams and
moving to another country. With an estimated four in ten British people
wanting to move abroad, let’s look at the reasons behind these
desires. Why would you wish to buy property abroad, or indeed move abroad
Well, for starters there is the weather. Britain has long been associated
with rain, wind, and as having generally More...
Lessons to be learned: buying in Canada
Mistakes that occur during the property buying process can be very costly
and can often be irreversible. When moving from the UK to Canada you will
need to be fully aware of the property market you will be entering, to
ensure you do not become a victim of one of the common pitfalls that can
occur. Any mistake that you make will have consequences and potentially you
would have to deal with those consequences for a very long time.
One of the common errors that can be made is when More...
How to find a good/reputable solicitor?
It is essential when buying a property to appoint a solicitor who you can
trust. Searching for a property can be a very trying and time consuming
process and once you have found the property that you want to commit to
there is still a long way to go before the deal completes. The initial
tasks that the solicitor needs to complete for you will be to work with the
realtor to prepare your offer to purchase. After this has been submitted
the solicitor will also be involved in any counter More...