Toronto Real Estate Lawyers Providing Title Examinations
A title examination is one of the most important aspects of any real estate transaction. Whenever property changes hands, the buyer must confirm that the seller is the sole owner of the property and that there are no encumbrances or title defects that may result in complications or invalidate the title.
At Baker & Company, our highly experienced Toronto title examination lawyers have more than 30 years of collective experience advising both buyers and sellers on commercial and residential real estate transactions. We are both everyday trusted advisors and problem solvers. As advisors, we provide proactive guidance and advice intended to address matters before they escalate into major issues. As problem solvers, we respond quickly and efficiently where a serious concern presents itself and where legal intervention is required.
A title examination essentially provides a complete history of a property. It is a thorough inspection of all public records that pertain to the property a buyer is purchasing, including municipal and other records.
This inspection will review the chain of title to ensure it was validly passed to each new owner of the property and will determine whether the title has any defects in its history that may adversely affect the title. Potential problems can include unpaid taxes, unresolved construction or other liens, or boundary disputes.
Title searches and examinations are complicated and highly technical. They require guidance from knowledgeable experts with significant experience performing such tasks.
Our offices are located in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. For our business and professional clients who work downtown, this convenient location allows us to maximize efficiencies, and decrease costs for clients. We can meet them during their lunch breaks or after work to advise on real estate transactions without the need for time-consuming travel and other expenses.
If you are unable to make it to our offices in person, arrange a remote face to face meeting with us via Skype and save yourself the time and trouble of navigating downtown. Teranet technology allows us to complete real estate transactions anywhere in Ontario. Close your transaction with us without leaving town. If you live or conduct business in another part of the province, take advantage of our sophisticated team of professionals without the need to come to us.
While the majority of real estate transactions are free of complications, title searches and examinations should always be conducted in any real estate transaction to ensure there aren’t any unexpected surprises. Our Toronto real estate lawyers provide experienced examinations of title, and responsive, strategic, and pragmatic solutions to any defects or issues discovered, ensuring our clients’ transactions proceed efficiently, and with minimum disruption. Call us at 416-777-0100 or contact us online for a consultation.