Real estate law

Our real estate lawyers have a wealth of experience and expertise in handling a wide array of real estate matters, from basic home purchases to complex real estate litigation cases, Guardian Law lawyers can help you with residential and commercial real estate, development projects, conveyancing, mortgage lending and other forms of financing, and real estate litigation.

Our lawyers work with a variety of clients on issues related to real estate litigation. Real estate law in British Columbia applies to an individual’s right to own, use and enjoy land. Both provincial and federal laws govern purchases and sales of residential real estate. In many instances, having a real estate lawyer involved from the beginning of your transaction can help you avoid litigation later on. If issues do arise at any time during your real estate transaction, Guardian Law lawyers will work with you untangle the situation.

Real estate disputes commonly arise in residential real estate sale and purchase transactions when one party cannot complete its obligations under a contract. For example, a buyer may not be able to obtain the necessary financing or otherwise remove conditions precedent, also know as subject conditions. After subject conditions are waived or removed, sometimes buyers still may decide not to complete a transaction. Sellers may also renege on contracts of purchase and sale. There are many reasons why sellers might do so, but some of the most common are to take advantage of rising property prices and obtain a higher price from another buyer. In a situation like this, a buyer may incur losses if they have already taken steps to sell their property.

Disputes can arise after transactions complete, too. This can happen when buyers discover after taking possession of property that certain conditions in the contract were not as represented or when the buyer is no longer able to use the property for the purpose it was intended for.

Whatever your real estate matter, Guardian Law lawyers work meticulously to provide you with practical advice to help you achieve your goals. If you have any legal issues or questions regarding real estate, a real estate litigation lawyer at Guardian Law can help provide you with answers whereby we will enable you to enforce your rights and remedies under contract and in common law.

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Welcome to our Real Estate Law Services resource hub, where we’ve compiled a collection of informative articles to empower you in your journey through complex real estate legal matters. At Guardian Law, our dedicated team of real estate lawyers is here to guide you every step of the way. These articles are designed to provide you with valuable insights and expert guidance. Take a moment to explore our curated selection of articles to gain a better understanding of your rights and options.

When it comes to real estate, Vancouver’s legal landscape is more complex than you might think. While many associate real estate lawyers solely with home buying or selling, the reality goes much deeper. These legal experts play a crucial role behind the scenes in various scenarios. For instance, securing a mortgage for your new home involves legal intricacies that necessitate a lawyer’s expertise. But it doesn’t end there; commercial real estate transactions, property development, and more all demand the involvement of a law firm. At every stage of these processes, from residential to commercial, legal requirements are paramount, making a real estate lawyer an essential partner.

In the realm of commercial real estate investing, a commercial real estate attorney is not just advantageous but essential. They play a crucial role in helping investors navigate complex zoning laws, regulatory compliance, and transaction intricacies, preventing costly legal issues that could derail investments. Beyond transactions, these attorneys also provide valuable insights for overall investment strategies and safeguard against potential legal complications, making their expertise indispensable in this high-stakes field.

This article will help you understand what real estate attorneys do to make the world of real estate run smoothly. Even when you might think an attorney is unnecessary, you would be surprised what little legal loopholes you might be overlooking. We’ll dive into the main benefits of hiring a real estate lawyer, and our expert advice on how to prepare for choosing a law firm for your case.

When a deal falls through, it is often due to the inability to meet contract conditions by the deadline, financing falling through, or an unsatisfactory home inspection. The repercussions of these failed transactions can range from financial losses—where both buyers and sellers are left to cover their costs—to legal complications that may require further intervention.