LeClair Thibeault 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
When you buy a home, the last thing you need is legal complications after the deal is signed. LeClair Thibeault is here to protect you, and your biggest investment. We will handle your real estate transaction quickly, professionally, and correctly. When you hire Calgary’s best real estate law firm, you can be confident that your case matters to us.
Selling Your Home
LeClair Thibeault has completed over 30,000 real estate transactions as a law firm. Since 2001, we have been Calgary’s top real estate lawyers who care. Your case and legal confidence is our priority. Don’t risk the sale of your home, or leaving money on the table. Let us help you get the greatest return on your property possible.
If your corporation is relocating, you need confidence in the lawyers who handle your case. LeClair Thibeault has experience relocating thousands of employees since starting our Calgary law firm in 2001. Whether your relocation is in Alberta, another part of Canada or around the world, we’re here for you. We are the trusted law firm for handling real estate issues related to major corporate relocations in both Canada and worldwide.
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. Furthermore, we will structure home equity loans to your advantage. We can help you get the best terms on a home equity line of credit (HELOC). Our legal team will also make sure you receive all available tax advantages and while 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.
Lenders and banks may not always want to foreclose on borrowers, but when push comes to shove, they need to protect themselves. When you have been served a foreclosure notice, who is protecting you? LeClair Thibeault provides the experience and knowledge to resolve the 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, and your most valuable asset.
We have assembled custom, corporate relocation packages for thousands of employees from some of the top employers in Canada.
Major corporate relocations are complicated. Mission-critical staff must be moved into their new homes with minimal added costs. Additionally, executives need to be taken care of to prevent them from being poached by competitors during relocations.
There are also further concerns about how a significant relocation can impact the local real estate market. That’s why discretion and expertise are needed. At LeClair Thibeault, 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 corporate relocation staff make 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 LeClair Thibeault, Calgary’s top real estate law office, handle the transactions from where you’re leaving to where you’re moving to.
We have full-time staff members entirely dedicated to facilitating a corporate relocation. What this means is you can feel confident moving your business with us. Our service is more affordable, responsive, and more effective than the alternatives from law firms that don’t have our experience 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.
The real estate lawyer 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.
Our Calgary law firm specializes in real estate law. In addition to the things above, 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. An 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 successful real estate transactions. We handle more real estate transactions in a month than some general practice lawyers see in a lifetime.
Actionable Legal Advice
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 you can expect in terms of fees, meetings, and more for your real estate deal to move from the early phases to closing. Keeping you informed throughout the process is important to us.
Plenty of things can ruin a real estate purchase: timing, mortgage problems, and more. LeClair Thibeault will watch out for your interests to ensure that everything goes smoothly from the day you decide on a property, 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. You put it up for sale, a buyer makes an offer, and after signing a few papers, you’ve now sold your home. Except, anyone who has sold a property knows that it really isn’t that simple. There are many issues in the sale of a house that requires expert legal attention. A real estate lawyer will help you reduce your risk, reduce the fees paid, and time that your home remains on the market.
As Calgary’s leading real property law firm, we have the expertise you can trust when it comes to your home sale. We will evaluate buyers, review offers, check to make sure that realtors are acting in your best interests, and more. We will make sure you receive the funds from the home sale as quickly as possible. LeClair Thibeault can identify the hitches that could ruin your deal early and will address them quickly.
We make sure that your team of 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 quickly 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 by hiring reputable real estate lawyers.
Avoid financing hitches
The timing of your new home financing can quickly 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 work hard to 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 help 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 specialized legal attention. A refinance mortgage will help you reduce how much you pay in fees to the bank, which is why it must be done right. There are also occasionally ‘gotcha’ clauses that could threaten your title to the home. A skilled real estate lawyer can find any possible clauses and will work in your best interest.
After all, the bank has real estate lawyers working for them to ensure that the refinancing agreements are in the institution’s best interests. Why not have expert lawyers looking out for what’s best for you? The real estate law team at LeClair Thibault is #1 in Alberta. With over 30,000 real estate transactions completed, we know we can arrange better terms for your mortgage refinancing.
Get the 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.
Free fee estimates
We provide free fee estimates to all prospective mortgage refinancing borrowers without any fuss. Our expertise in local real estate matters means we can provide 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. Additionally, you should 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 the process and gather the right documentation.
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 home equity line of credit (HELOC) or regular line of credit can be an excellent tool for managing your expenses. It typically comes with an interest rate much lower than credit cards and can be secured by any number of assets. One of the most common security forms for a HELOC loan is your home’s equity. Additionally, you can use cars, collectible items, precious metals, art, boats, investment accounts, or retirement accounts.
Though a HELOC can be helpful if you’re looking to complete renovations or want to pay down other debt, you need to understand all of the legal aspects of the loan. LeClair Thibeault’s legal experts can help you to structure the line of credit agreement so that it matches with your best interests, not the lender’s.
Tap your home equity
With a home equity line of credit (HELOC), 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 guide you through them.
Build your credit
Lines of credit can be affordable and less risky ways for you to build your credit rating. It generally comes 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 legal expertise.
At LeClair Thibeault, we have extensive experience in resolving any number of title issues and have helped protect our clients’ assets. 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 true owners of your property. In the case of a dispute, we will 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 claim 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
As a home buyer or seller, the real estate transaction will close smoothly if title defects and issues are identified well before closing.
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