Choosing a Real Estate Lawyer

May 28, 2021

Finding a good Real Estate lawyer, especially one who doesn’t give you a lengthy to-do list, can make all the difference during an already busy time in your life. We wanted to eliminate some of the guesswork by taking a moment to highlight some of the key things you should look for in a Real Estate lawyer.

First and foremost, it’s important to choose a lawyer that has experience in Real Estate law. While your friend who practices corporate law might be an excellent lawyer, that doesn’t necessarily mean they understand the ins-and-outs of Real Estate law. It is also a good idea to find a Real Estate lawyer that is up front about their fees, so there aren’t any surprises down the road. We always recommend booking an initial consultation with a lawyer to find out if they are experienced, trustworthy, and a good fit for you.

Here are a few handy examples of questions you may want to ask when you meet with a Real Estate lawyer:

  • How long have they been practicing Real Estate law?
  • Are they knowledgeable in Alberta Real Estate law? The laws vary between provinces, so it’s best to find a Real Estate lawyer with more area-specific knowledge.
  • Do they bill by the hour or offer a flat rate for their services? What other costs are involved?

These are just a few ideas to get you started— don’t hesitate to ask for clarification if you don’t understand something, and be sure to ask lots of questions. It’s also worth checking out the firm’s reviews online to see what others have to say.

Whether you’re buying, selling, or refinancing a home, we can help.

Here at Litco Law, we’ve been helping Albertans since 1976— so while we know Calgary and Edmonton like the back of our hands, we also understand what our clients want in a Real Estate lawyer: someone who puts their needs first. We’ll always make sure everything is clear, and never confuse you with legal jargon. Our Real Estate lawyers and legal assistants worry about the legal work and the paperwork, so you don’t have to. We’ll work with your Realtor, your bank or mortgage lender, the Land Titles Office, surveyors, and anyone else involved in the process to make buying, selling, or refinancing a home that much easier.

We offer the residential Real Estate legal services you need, including:

  • Single family home purchases and sales
  • Multi-family home purchases and sales
  • Condominium purchases and sales
  • Condominium document review
  • Manufactured, mobile, or recreation home purchases and sales
  • Mortgage and line of credit refinancing
  • Title transfers
  • Advice on title insurance

We always promise to be transparent with you about what you’re paying for in legal fees, disbursements, GST, and any other expenses. Plus, we’ll take care of everything associated with purchasing, selling, or refinancing a house, such as Dower issues, Real Property Reports (RPR), Municipal compliance, title transfers, holdbacks, and more.

Litco Law also offers Will-EstateTM Packages— where you get a Timeless WillTM at a discounted rate with your Real Estate service— because buying your property and protecting your property should go hand-in-hand.

At Litco Law, we’ll do everything we can to reduce your stress and paperwork— so you can focus on the fun things, like packing or picking out new paint colours. Have questions? It won’t cost you anything to speak with a lawyer. Just give us a call or email, send us a message in the chat, or send us a consultation request. We’ll always get back to you within 24 hours, or by the next business day on weekends. We’re here, for you.


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