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Fully Virtual Legal Services Offered Across Ontario:
At Marwah Law, we prioritize convenience and accessibility for our clients. That's why we are proud to offer fully virtual legal services across Ontario. Our virtual services eliminate the need for in-person meetings, saving you time and allowing for flexible scheduling.
Pay Once Using Our Fixed-Fee Model:
At Marwah Law, we believe in transparency and providing our clients with cost-effective solutions. That's why we offer a fixed-fee business model for our services. Our pricing structure is designed to provide clarity and predictability, enabling you to budget effectively for all your legal needs.
Multiple Physical Locations Across Ontario:
While our virtual services offer convenience, we understand that some clients prefer face-to-face interactions. That's why, in addition to our virtual services, Marwah Law has multiple physical locations across Ontario. Our strategically situated offices provide the opportunity for in-person consultations and meetings when necessary.
Comprehensive Real Estate Services for Residential and Commercial Transactions
Marwah Law offers comprehensive real estate services, covering both residential and commercial transactions. Whether you are buying, selling, or refinancing, our experienced team provides expert guidance to ensure a smooth and successful real estate transaction.
Residential Transactions: We handle all aspects of residential real estate transactions, from property searches and tax information to drafting and executing necessary documentation.
Commercial Transactions: Our team specializes in commercial real estate, assisting with acquisitions, leasing, and development projects and providing legal guidance throughout all stages of the process.
Compliance and Due Diligence: We ensure compliance with legal requirements, perform thorough due diligence and protect your interests during real estate transactions.
Lease Drafting and Negotiation: We provide comprehensive lease drafting and negotiation services tailored to your specific needs and protect your rights as a landlord or tenant.
All-Inclusive Support: Our real estate team has extensive knowledge and experience to handle any level of transaction, ensuring you receive the highest level of service.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you’re buying, selling or refinancing your home, one of the most important people you’ll work with is your real estate lawyer. No matter which process you’re going through, your lawyer’s overall responsibility is to make sure your paperwork is filed, your rights are protected and your transaction goes through. Here’s a breakdown our duties, and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about working with real estate lawyers.
- Sale Transaction
- Purchase Transaction
- Refinance Transaction
- What are my closing costs?
- What ID is required?
- Do I need an experienced lawyer?
- Do I need a lawyer to review my Agreement of Purchase and Sale?
- What is a deed?
- What are the mortgage papers?
- I am eligible for land transfer tax rebate?
- Why is a title review important?
- What is title insurance?
- What is home insurance?
- What is a condominium status certificate?
When you decide to sell your home, we will do a title search on your home to make sure there are no defects. We will also draft the deed of the home for the buyer, calculate any closing costs you have to pay and draft a Statement of Adjustments for you. On closing day, we’ll facilitate the financial transaction and wire you the funds for what’s leftover, after paying off anything you owed on your mortgage, your real estate agent’s fees, legal fees, etc.
If you’re buying a home, you’ll want to start working with a real estate lawyer as soon as you sign the agreement of purchase and sale. From thereafter, our job is to: conduct a title search, get title insurance in place, register the home in your name, draw up a Statement of Adjustments, and facilitate the financial transactions on closing day. Oh, and then we’ll give you the lockbox code to get your keys your new home!
If you’re refinancing, our job is to conduct a title search, to ensure it’s clear of defects; this protects both you and your lender. After that, we will register the new mortgage amount and facilitate the rest of the financial transaction. When you refinance, we draft up a Trust Ledger Statement instead of a Statement of Adjustments; it’s essentially the same financial document, but your transaction is only with the bank – not another buyer or seller.
One of the most common concerns for first-time home buyers is understanding the closing costs associated with purchasing a property. Closing costs typically include legal fees and disbursements, government registration fees, title insurance, and the Ontario Land Transfer Tax. It's important to have a clear understanding of these costs to budget effectively.
- Legal Fees & Disbursements: On average, legal fees range from $1000 to $1500.
- Government Registration Fees: These fees are required to register the transfer of ownership and mortgage on the property.
- Title Insurance: Title insurance protects the owner from any defects affecting the title to the land.
- Ontario Land Transfer Tax: The amount of land transfer tax payable is based on the purchase price of the home.
When you're meeting a lawyer regarding a property transaction, it's imperative to carry two forms of identification. This could be your passport, driver's license, social security card, permanent resident card, citizenship card, or birth certificate. These documents are essential for verification purposes and to ensure that the property transaction is conducted legally.
Purchasing, selling, or refinancing a property is often one of the most significant transaction an individual makes. Therefore, hiring a lawyer experienced in real estate transactions is critical for a smooth process. Such a professional ensures that both parties fully understand their rights and responsibilities, thereby avoiding potential legal issues that may arise due to lack of awareness.
A real estate contract, prepared by a lawyer or a real estate agent, is a legal document that outlines the rights, obligations, and terms of the transaction binding all parties involved. It is crucial to have this document reviewed by a lawyer to ensure that the clauses accurately reflect the transaction's terms and adequately protect the client.
Before signing an Agreement of Purchase and Sale, it's wise to consult a lawyer. Adding a clause that makes your offer conditional upon your lawyer's review can provide peace of mind and ensure that necessary changes can be made based on legal advice received.
The deed is a government document that the property seller signs, acknowledges, and delivers to the buyer, effecting the property's transfer. As this document is the legal proof of the transfer, clear execution is crucial. A lawyer with real estate expertise can ensure the correct transfer occurs, thereby avoiding any ambiguity or potential liability issues in the future.
If a buyer requires a mortgage loan to complete the transaction, it's prudent to have the mortgage papers reviewed by a lawyer. These documents create a lien against the property and obligate the borrower to repay the loan. Only a lawyer can accurately explain their legal effects and ensure they are prepared correctly.
First-time home buyers in Ontario can qualify for a Land Transfer Tax Rebate of up to $4,000. However, determining whether you're a first-time buyer involves answering a series of questions to assess eligibility. This rebate is instantly applicable upon registration of the transfer, meaning the purchaser doesn't have to pay first and get reimbursed later.
A title review is a critical step in any real estate transaction. It involves examining the history of the property's ownership and verifying that the seller has clear and marketable title rights to the property. By conducting a thorough title review, an attorney can help prevent potential legal disputes or complications down the line, protecting the buyer's interests and providing peace of mind.
Title insurance secures purchasers against certain risks such as zoning violations, municipal work orders, and encroachments. It can complement or even replace the need to conduct extensive inquiries regarding building, zoning, and municipal utility compliance matters, saving you a significant amount of money in search expenses. This is often required by your lenders
Home insurance is an essential aspect of homeownership. While it is not mandatory by law, your mortgage lender may require it if you are buying a freehold property. Condominium properties have two layers of insurance: one provided by the condominium corporation and another obtained by the owner of the unit.
Home insurance covers loss and damage to your property, protecting you from events such as fire, theft, water damage, and more. The coverage is typically divided into three main types:
- Dwelling Coverage: This covers the actual building and protects against specific events known as insured perils, such as fire, smoke, and theft.
- Contents Coverage: This protects your personal possessions, including furniture, electronics, and clothing, against theft, damage, or vandalism.
- Personal Liability Coverage: In the event that someone gets injured on your property, personal liability coverage will cover legal defense and settlement costs.
It's important to assess your coverage needs and budget, as each coverage type has its own limits. Speak with an insurance broker or agent to find the coverage that suits your requirements.
Purchasing or selling a condominium differs significantly from a regular home transaction due to rules, regulations, budgets, reserve funds, and statutory requirements that must be complied with. It's crucial to seek legal advice from experienced real estate lawyers to navigate the complexities of a condominium purchase or sale, including the review of the status certificate provided to you by the condominium.
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What Our Happy Clients Say
Yaman and his staff at Marwah Law Firm are a pleasure to work with, very professional and their attention to detail is amazing. They exceeded my expectations every single time. I highly recommend them for all your real estate needs as well as writing your will and powers of attorney.
I haven’t dealt with a firm yet that is working virtual by default. It shows that they are up to speed with the evolving world we live in today! Very impressive!
Their prices are competitive and with the level of service you get, you can’t go wrong.
My family and I look forward to working with you in the future again!
I am a realtor myself and I have sent lots of my buyers to close on thier properties with Marwah Law Firm, and they all thanked for the great deal and experience they had.
I have also used this firm a couple of times for myself and from now and on, I use them for all my matters.
Great Firm and Great prices and very responsive.
We used Marwah service for real-estate sale. Maher was very professional in helping us through our the transaction. Great service and reasonable prices. I would recommend their services to everyone.
Used Marwah Law recently for a purchase in real-estate, as first time home buyers they made life very easy for us and were professional. Would use again in the future!
Marwa law is one of the best lawyer office in Ottawa, also Maher is a great person, so proficienal he made my mortgage process in very unique smooth way, it has been ready one week prior of closing date and he was following very closely during last two days in between the banks and the landlord, that was impressive service. A million thanks for his assistant and dedicated outstanding job.
Perfect real estate service. Highly recommend if you are looking for a law firm that will guide you step by step as you purchase your new home. I was expecting the process to be more difficult but it went like a breeze with Marwah Law.
One of the best law firms I have ever worked with. Very professional. I used them for their real estate, corporation and immigration services. They are great in all departments. Yaman does a great job managing all the departments. Thank you Maher (real estate) and Fatme (immigration) for all your hard work. Great team work!
~Altira Property Manage
We used Marwah Law when we was closing on our new home, we highly recommend them. They were very professional and easy to work with plus their price was very fair.
Mariah Law helped me with the sale of my house. It was a quick sale and they completed it in the available time. COVID was also a factor and all the paperwork was completed without a trip to their office. I would recommend them to anyone.
Knowledgeable Staff, Quick replies and correspondence. The legal side of the sale of our property went smoothly and painlessly as hoped for. Thanks to Marwah Law and it's team for a job well done.
Highly recommended, professional team, they did their best to get everything done on time when I bought my house, especially with the difficulty situation I had, thank you guys you are the best
Marwah Law is the best real estate and family law lawyer we have worked with. From our first meeting, he explained everything to us in terms we could easily understand and was always very responsive whenever we had questions outside our meetings. If anyone is looking for a knowledgeable lawyer at a great price, then go Marwah Law.
~Ben Kodua Stalon
The closing on our house was less than 30 days, we needed to find a lawyer asap and we were extremely happy to find Marwah Law. We were stressed because of the short time we had but Marwah Law reassured us that everything would be fine. In the end, they processed all paperwork quickly and professionally and we got our keys the morning of our closing date with no issues.
Thank you Marwah Law!
Much can be said but I will keep it simple.
I had the good fortune of dealing with Marwah Law some time ago when I was buying a house in Ottawa. Tangent to this process, an issue had come up where I needed extra assistance from Marwah Law and, in that moment, they were present in my time of need.
They were polite, professional, and unwavering in their support to me. For that reason, they have earned my endorsement and, I am confident, will undoubtedly earn yours.
Marwah Law firm was incredible to work with. Their service was reliable and efficient. I worked with them from overseas for a land transaction and was able to get everything ready at ease. Special thanks to Maher for all your hard work.
Thank you Mr.Marwah and team for all your help with my mortgage. I am so extremely lucky to have had your reliable service. I truly appreciate your patience with all the questions I had and you answered them so quickly! For everyone else, I highly recommend Marwah Law for their professionalism, great work, and reliability. Thanks a million ☺️!
Marwah Law is an excellent and professional firm that dutifully helped navigate the real estate law landscape for a first time home buyer, and in seemingly no time at all, helped draft legal documents, provided expert advice, and overall made the entire experience a seamless operation.
Yaman is very knowledgeable and professional. I wouldn't have known where to start with my case without him. Patricia was the one handling my bank financing related matter which was done efficiently and in a timely manner. I would not hesitate to send any of my family and friends to Marwah Law.
Worked with Marwah Law on purchasing my first property and it was truly a breeze! The team is knowledgeable and was able to provide additional guidance throughout the entire process. Additionally, they have a quick response rate and was able to execute the deal promplty on closing day. 10/10 recommend these guys!
As a first time home buyer, Marwah Law had been of great help in order for us to complete and finish all that has to be done in our property purchase. They had been so patient in answering all my questions. Even though all signing was done electronically, it was on time. Thanks to Patricia and Yaman. I will surely recommend your service to others.
The firm help me secure my first home with minimum hassle. I am very thankful.
We received very professional, friendly, and helpful legal services to purchase a house with my partner and then sell my own house - all at reasonable fees. Due to how late on a Friday the closing for the purchase wrapped up, Dr. Marwah hand delivered the keys to me. I have no hesitation recommending Marwah Law. We’ve even returned and are currently get a co-habitation agreement prepared by Marwah Law.
A very special thank you to Marwa Law and the team for their professionalism and respect. We are happy that we had chosen Marwa Law for buying our first new house in Ottawa and we truly appreciate their help.
~Nisrine Abdel samad
Dealing with him was smooth. He made the process of buying my first house very easy, explained everything in details and took the time and effort to go over the deal again and over again.
I recently had the pleasure of working with Yaman from Marwah Law as my real estate lawyer, and I am delighted to provide a glowing 5-star review for the outstanding service and expertise I received.
From the moment I contacted Marwah Law, their team was professional, responsive, and efficient. Yaman, in particular, stood out with his exceptional knowledge and dedication throughout the entire process. He demonstrated a deep understanding of real estate law and was able to guide me through each step with confidence and clarity.
One aspect that impressed me was Yaman's ability to explain complex legal terms and procedures in a straightforward manner. He took the time to ensure that I understood all the necessary details, ensuring that I felt informed and empowered throughout the process. Yaman was patient and attentive, answering all of my questions and addressing any concerns I had promptly.
Furthermore, Yaman's attention to detail and thoroughness were remarkable. He meticulously reviewed all the legal documents, contracts, and agreements, ensuring that every aspect was in compliance with the law and protecting my best interests. His expertise and meticulousness gave me peace of mind, knowing that my real estate transaction was being handled by a true professional.
Another standout quality of Yaman and the Marwah Law team was their responsiveness. Yaman promptly returned calls and emails, providing updates and addressing any emerging issues promptly. This level of communication fostered trust and confidence in their services.
Overall, my experience with Yaman at Marwah Law exceeded my expectations. His professionalism, expertise, attention to detail, and exceptional communication skills made the entire process smooth and stress-free. I highly recommend Yaman and the entire team at Marwah Law to anyone in need of a reliable and competent real estate lawyer in Ottawa.
In conclusion, I give Yaman and Marwah Law a well-deserved 5 out of 5 stars for their exemplary service. If I ever require legal assistance in the future, I will not hesitate to reach out to Yaman and Marwah Law again.
We closed two properties and had a very good experience. Keep up the good work Yaman!
I have used Marwah Law as my real estate lawyer personally and have referred dozens of my clients to him and his law firm.
If you are looking for someone who genuinely cares and goes the extra mile to help and explain everything thoroughly to his clients they are the ones to go to. All of our closings went smoothly and they are always ready to help when needed.
Our experiences with Marwah Law have been phenomenal!
We've worked with Yaman and his team on multiple occasions for real estate sales and purchases, and they has shown consistent professionalism, knowledge, and attention to detail.
I'm also aware that the firm offers more in the form of wills, immigration and more, so as our needs change we'll look for Yaman and Marwah Law's help first.
I have personally recommended Marwah Law to friends and family on multiple occasions and will continue to do so in the future!
Marwah Law is a Fantastic Law Firm with extreme professionalism of Mr. Yaman Marwah who does everything promptly, quick and in a professional way. We dealt with him for our Property as well as Will & Power of Attorney and he gave us good suggestions which is best suitable and in favor of us. The rates are fair and you can expect the best service you expect. "The Best".
~John Xavier Narala Philip
Did a great job for us when we purchased a property. Highly recommend them.
Great team top to bottom, very professional, no stress and very comfortable to deal with. Team was transparent, responsive, honest and very professional to communicate with. Very impressed with a top notch real estate team. Highly recommended.