Real estate law encompasses all laws specific to the real estate industry. Whether your issue involves renting commercial or residential spaces, dealing with hidden or construction defects, selling or buying immovables, subletting or establishing a divided or undivided co-ownership, whatever the complexity of your conflict, we’re there to advise you, help you reach your objective and ensure your success.
Even if your situation is out of the ordinary, our specialized approach means we can offer you a range of solutions. Familiar with fields as specialized as expropriation (opinions on rights to expropriation, negotiating with the expropriating authority, assessing the damages that arise from it and representing you before the administrative and appeals courts), municipal valuations and bylaws (property or rental value assessments, or values related to municipal bylaws, and representing you before the administrative and appeals courts) or situations affecting the environment, our team has the experience to see you through to a success resolution.
Expropriation is an exceptional power that enables a public body to appropriate an immovable or dismembered right of ownership over an immovable for purposes of public utility. In return, it must pay a just and prior indemnity when the expropriation takes place. Contact us to understand your rights in matters of expropriation and to assess any damages you might be entitled to. Our specialized team can also represent you before the expropriating authority.
The real estate sector has seen impressive increases over the past few years, and your municipal, school and rental tax bills have probably risen too. If you believe you’ve been unfairly assessed, it’s not enough to simply disagree with the established value of a commercial or rental immovable; you also have to be able to prove your reasons. These might include defects in the immovable (breakage, hidden defects, construction defects), nuisance (noise, pollution, flooding) and other factors based on the sale of similar properties. Contact us to better understand your rights and remedies.
Whether it’s to draft or negotiate purchase offers, deeds of sale, title opinions, actions in execution of title or claims for the real estate agent’s commission, our team of experts in real estate law will be able to write up an action plan that meets your needs and objectives.
If you’re a landowner or a commercial or rental building manager, we will negotiate for you and write up a lease agreement specific to your company. Our knowledge of possible sources of conflict can help you avoid having to go to court, and boost your chances of a positive outcome in a dispute.
We offer hypothecary remedy services, such as seizing and selling the property or selling by mutual agreement or call for tenders. We can also assist you in negotiating, drafting and registering real property securities and offer a personalized strategy for applying the relevant laws and regulations in matters of building ownership rights.