Real estate law includes specific rules on real estate.
The general regulations surrounding buildings, real estate sales, and the use of buildings, especially in rental situations, fall under the realm of civil law, as do the rules concerning ownership, buildings, property, sales, rental and neighborhood disturbances. La Boîte Juridique can separate the specific rules from the general rules that apply to your situation and advise you in either case.
The sale or purchase of a residential or commercial building involve a number of complex aspects that can create problems. The promise to purchase and its conditions are key steps that create mutual obligations for the buyer and seller. These clauses must be clear, precise and above all understood.
Easements or rights of way can also limit our right of ownership. It is important to understand the extent of or to provide an easement that ensures your privacy. This also helps prevent conflicts between neighbours in the short and long term.
Once the transaction is complete and the transfer of ownership is made, hidden defects are sometimes discovered. This is why pre-purchase inspection done by the prospective buyer or inspector is so important. Unfortunately, some defects cannot be detected before buying – which is why they are called “hidden defects.” If such defects are found after purchase, specific actions must be taken within a specific timeframe in order to protect your rights.