LeClair Thibault is the top real estate law firm in Alberta. We have handled legal matters for over 30,000 real estate transactions for both individuals and corporations.
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Real estate transactions are too important to leave to lawyers who just market and then pass your file to a Junior lawyer or a Paralegal. At LeClair Thibeault you meet with the lawyers who you hired. Trust your hard earned money to the best.
Purchasing a Home
Real estate lawyers handle the critical details of your real estate purchase transaction. When selecting a Calgary or Alberta real estate lawyer, you need to make sure that the legal aspect of your acquisition is taken care of professionally and on time. Avoid having deals go bad by hiring the best real estate law firm in Calgary.
Selling Your Home
With over 30,000 real estate transactions behind us as a firm, LeClair Thibeault is the top brand is in Calgary and Alberta real estate law. If you want your deal to be a top priority, you should work with the #1 real estate law firm in Calgary. You could be leaving money on the table or risking the sale. Let us help you get the greatest return on your property possible.
We relocated thousands of employees over the last decade. Whether you’re relocating within Alberta, to Alberta, to the rest of Canada, or around the world, our lawyers and experienced staff will get it done right for your company. We are the trusted law firm for handling real estate issues related to major corporate relocations in both Canada and the rest of the world.
Home Mortgage Refinancing & Equity Takeouts
Refinancing a mortgage can have some hidden pitfalls. We’ll help you to avoid them so that you can save money on fees and interest while maximizing the value you get from your money. Structure home equity loans and more to your advantage. Get the best terms on a home equity line of credit. Make sure that you’re getting all the tax advantages possible and maximizing your assets.
areas of expertise
When it comes to protecting your real estate, experience is an invaluable asset. We are the preeminent Real Estate law firm in Alberta.
You don't have to fight foreclosure alone. Our expert legal team can defend your credit, protect your assets, and get you to a speedy resolution.
Don’t believe that banks want to foreclosure on borrowers. But when push comes to shove, banks need to protect themselves. Who is protecting you? LeClair Thibeault provides the experience and knowledge to resolve your foreclosure to your advantage. Don’t be paralyzed – be energized – take control of the process and hire the team you need to protect yourself, your family, your most valuable asset.
We have assembled custom relocation packages for thousands of employees from some of the top employers in Canada.
Major corporate relocations are complicated. Mission critical staff need to be moved to their new homes with minimal added costs. Executives need to be taken care of to prevent them from being poached by competitors during relocations. There are also additional concerns about how a major relocation can impact the local real estate market. That’s why discretion and expertise are needed. We have substantial experience relocating thousands of employees from many of Canada’s top employers. We can work out the details so that you can focus on the success of your enterprise.
Home Sales Legal Services
You need affordable packages for legal services to help your employees sell their houses. Our expertise and our dedicated relocation staff makes that both easy and affordable.
Home purchase services
Your critical employees will need to all buy homes at once. You can make their transition easier with our expertise in making mortgages and home sale arrangements go smoothly.
We also provide corporate relocation services for individuals. When your company asks you to move, you have enough things to worry about. Let us handle the transactions from where you’re leaving to where you’re moving to.
We have full-time staff members entirely dedicated to facilitating corporate relocations. This means that our service is more affordable, responsive, and more effective than alternatives from law firms without our expertise and focus.
Purchasing a Home
Real estate lawyers handle the critical details of your real estate purchase transaction. When selecting a Calgary or Alberta real estate lawyer, you need to make sure that the legal aspect of your acquisition is taken care of professionally and on time.
Who handles your mortgage and title transfer documentation is more important than it might appear to be on the surface. Many homes have hidden issues that can only be uncovered by careful review of the real property history documents. You also need someone to look over the work that your realtor has done to ensure that they’re acting within your best interests.
We will also help you to interpret home inspection reports, renegotiate home purchase agreements based on what they uncover, and more.
Our real estate law experts can also assist you in structuring your mortgage so that you can get the most for your money. It’s not just about lowering the interest rate: expert review can save you from hidden fees, onerous terms, and help to make the transaction more tax efficient.
We have done the legwork on over 30,000 real estate transactions successful real estate transactions. We handle more real estate transactions in a month than some general practice lawyers see in a lifetime.
We outline all the costs, the timing issues, and other details ahead of time so that you know what to expect from your home purchase. You won’t be left in the dark as to what we’re doing with your purchase.
Accurate Fee Estimates
We have accurate data on what to expect in terms of fees, meetings, and more for real estate deals to move from the early phases to closing. We like to keep our clients impeccably informed.
Plenty of things can ruin a real estate purchase: timing, mortgage problems, and more. We’ll watch out for your interests to ensure that everything goes smoothly until the closing day.
Selling Your Home
You've put a lot into your home: you deserve to get the best return possible from the sale. The expert real estate law team at LeClair Thibault will guide you to success.
Selling a home seems like it should be simple. Anyone who has sold a property before knows that isn’t true. There are many issues that require expert legal attention so that you can reduce your risk, fees paid, and time that your home remains on the market.
We have expertise in evaluating buyers, reviewing offers, checking to make sure that realtors are acting in your best interests, and more. We can also make sure that you receive the funds from the home sale as quickly as possible. LeClair Thibault can identify the hitches that could ruin your sale as early as possible to address them quickly.
We make sure that your real estate professionals work as a team. Our expertise handling legal matters for over 30,000 transactions has taught us how to determine when and how to involve your Realtor in the process and what they will need to do.
Fees from selling your home and handling all the associated legal matters can get out of control. There are also liabilities that you can incur for not disclosing details about the condition of the property. Control costs and minimize liabilities for your home sale.
Avoid financing hitches
The timing of your new home financing can easily ruin a real estate transaction if not handled professionally. Our expertise in real estate law can get you moved into your new property without trouble. We make it easy for you.
Get the funds faster
We’ve heard all the excuses for why the proceeds from a home sale can’t be released sooner. We can help you get access to the money faster. It’s your money: we’ll just remove the obstacles standing between you and the proceeds.
You could be paying too much for your home mortgage. The best way to get better terms and interest rates on a mortgage is to refinance.
Refinancing your home mortgage requires some specialized legal attention so that you can reduce how much you pay in fees to the bank. There are also occasionally ‘gotcha’ clauses that could threaten your title to the home.
The bank has real estate lawyers working for them to ensure that the refinancing agreements are in the institution’s best interests: you should have expert lawyers looking out for what’s best for you, also. The real estate law team at LeClair Thibault is #1 in Alberta: we’ll arrange for better terms on your mortgage refinancing.
Get timing right
Timing issues could result in you paying more than you need to. We can remove obstacles from your refinancing process to ensure that the deal gets done in a timely fashion. We have handled tens of thousands of refinancing transactions.
Fee free estimates
We provide fee free estimates to all prospective refinancing borrowers without any fuss. Our expertise in local real estate matters provides us with accurate fee pricing information. We can get your financial plan together without any fuss.
Spot Hidden Fees
Don’t pay more for mortgage refinancing than you need to. There can be sneaky fees hidden in a mortgage refinancing agreement. You should also make sure that your downside is protected. We’ll also advise you on other issues.
Getting all the appropriate documentation together to win approval for home mortgage refinancing can be a challenge. This is especially true for business owners and independent contractors. We’ll make it easy for you to understand.
Lines of Credit
The flexibility of a line of credit can be a useful financial tool. Structuring the agreements is not always easy. That's where we come in.
A line of credit can be an excellent tool for managing your expenses. It can be secured by any number of assets. The most common form of security for a line of credit is home equity, but there are many other types of assets that can be used for this purpose. You can use cars, collectible items, precious metals, art, boats, investment accounts, retirement accounts, and more to secure a line of credit. Our legal experts can help you to structure line of credit agreements so that they match with your best interests.
Tap your home equity
With a home equity line of credit, you can withdraw some of the value of your real estate without selling your home. There are some important issues that you need to watch to avoid giving too much leverage to the lender. We’ll help you through them.
Build your credit
Lines of credit can be affordable and less risky ways for you to build your credit rating without some of the downsides and additional fees associated with other forms of debt like credit cards. You can also use it to finance major purchases.
Protect your interests
Banks structure line of credit terms to their best interests. What many people don’t understand is that you can also negotiate to have it structured more towards your interests. That’s the result we provide our clients in this service area.
Don’t defer your dreams
A secured line of credit can make financial obstacles that may have been overpowering in the past go away. You can use a line of credit to finance vacations, education, home remodeling, to pay off higher interest debts, and more.
The question of who owns a particular property can be more complicated than you might think. We're experts at resolving title issues for our clients.
Builders’ liens, title fraud, failure to transfer on death – these are all title issues that can be resolved with the right level of expertise.
At LeClair Thibeault we have extensive experience in resolving any number of title issues and have helped protect the most important assets of our clients. We aim to help you restore title and ensure that the title you purchased is the property you own.
We can help you to establish that you are the real owners of your property. In the case of a dispute, we can strengthen your defense and fend off challengers.
If a given title is in question, we can investigate the matter and provide you with our professional findings. We dig deep to establish title and uncover issues.
We can help you through the title insurance process if you would like to protect yourself from adverse claims against your property titles.
Find property defects
If you’re a home purchaser or seller, you can make the transaction much simpler and less risky by establishing all title defects and issues well in advance of closing.
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