Our Real Estate team offers a full range of services in areas including acquisitions and disposals, construction law, financing, commercial real estate, land use, planning and development, leasing, environmental law, insurance and tax.
Complex transactions involving significant properties and portfolios call for a team with broad expertise in tax, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, capital markets and environmental law. Whatever kind of challenge you’re taking on – acquisition, disposition, joint venture, financing, construction and development, or creating a REIT – you can count on us for agility and speed, grounded in deep experience.
Treadstone Law offers a full range of legal services in the area of Real Estate law. Our real estate group act for clients (whether buyers, sellers, lenders or borrowers) in connection with the transaction, financing, development, leasing, and construction of residential, commercial and industrial properties. Our real estate services include the:
- Purchase and sale of existing homes
- Purchase of new homes from builders
- Refinancing of your home with banks and trust companies
- Transfer of title to family members or personal companies
- Registration of private mortgage transactions
- Reviewing of Agreements of Purchase and Sale
- Preparation and review of residential leases
- Resolution of landlord and tenant disputes
Condominium Status Certificate Review
New Property Agreement of Purchase and Sale Review
The Status Certificate for a condominium is a crucial document showing what the current owner actually owns, whether they are behind in any payments and if there have been any modifications to the unit registered with management. It also outlines the condominium corporation’s finances and if there are any increases in common expenses or special assessments anticipated in the near future. When you purchase a condominium unit we will review the Status Certificate to ensure that if there are any such issues, you will know about them before it is too late.
When purchasing a property from a builder, the builder will often include hidden charges such as for the cost of connecting hydro or other utility services to the property or for the Tarion new home warranty. These charges are listed in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale but they are usually buried in the fine print. We review your builder agreement so that you can find out about these charges. If you bring us the agreement within the rescission period, usually 5-10 days from the signing of the agreement, then after our review you may be able to negotiate with the builder to have the charges reduced or waived entirely.
Treadstone Law’s Real Estate Group has the resources and experience to help you capitalize on opportunities whenever and wherever they may arise, and to coordinate national and international transactions efficiently. We can act for a wide spectrum of clients, including public and private companies, REITs, private equity firms, governments, financial institutions and sovereign wealth funds.
- Acquisitions & Dispositions — buying and selling fee simple or partnership/joint venture interests in office, retail, industrial, hotel, multi-family residential and mixed-use properties, often on a portfolio basis
- Infrastructure — putting together government-related infrastructure initiatives and public/private partnerships
- Leasing — acting for landlords, tenants and leasehold lenders
- Financing — representing borrowers and major national and international lenders in connection with real estate financing transactions
- Development — assisting developers with large, complex projects in the private and public/private sectors, including residential, commercial, hotel and mixed-use developments, resorts, planned communities, sports stadiums and arenas, schools and universities, hospitals, seniors’ housing and care facilities, electrical generation facilities and infrastructure projects
- Hospitality — acting for many of the best-known national and international hotel owners and managers
- Municipal — advising on local government requirements in conjunction with zoning, subdivision, development and building permits, and other municipal and planning issues, as well as property assessment matters and expropriation