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Real Estate Litigation

“That the house of every one is to him as his Castle and Fortress as well.”

–Sir Edward Coke

Apart from family law, there is nothing more personal than a dispute over your property or property line.

Today, with the soaring prices of residential properties that are regularly taking well over 30% of a family’s gross annual income, this is more true than ever.

Contant Law has experience handling all types of real property litigation, from boundary and fence disputes to complex litigation involving chain of title.

To schedule a free 15-minute consultation, fill out our online contact form or call 613-219-4489.

Common Causes of Real Estate Litigation in Ontario

Real estate litigation is a legal dispute over a matter related to real property and it can have a variety of causes. Some of the most common are briefly described below. 

Breach of Contract

Parties enter into agreements of purchase and sale, or contracts, on a regular basis. When one of those parties does not adhere to the terms of the contract, the other party may sue for a breach of contract. It is imperative that when you sign a contract you understand what exactly you are agreeing to. This means reading the entire contract, even the tiny print. 

Dispute Over Boundaries

Every property has a boundary, where ownership of one party ends and ownership of another party begins. Often, there is confusion over the exact location of a boundary line, which leads to litigation. Sometimes, neighbors have been operating under the assumption that the property line is something different than what it actually is.

Partition and Sale

Partition and sale applications are unique in that the party bringing the action is not necessarily alleging that any other party has done anything wrong. These applications are often brought when a property has more than one owner, and the different owners no longer wish to be co-owners. One party may want to buy out the others, or all parties may want to sell the property and split the proceeds. The court may also conduct an accounting so that it can accurately determine if one party deserves more proceeds than another. 

Real Estate Fraud

Real estate fraud occurs when one party misrepresents information to the other, causing them to rely on bad information, and then they suffer damages because of it. 

How Can a Real Estate Litigation Lawyer in Ontario Help Your Case?

Litigation can be overwhelming. For someone who has no experience, the rules of procedure alone can be intimidating, let alone building, supporting, and persuasively arguing your case. A litigation lawyer in real estate offers real benefits, which include. 

  • Determining the right legal action to take
  • Interpreting any contracts and/or legal action against you
  • Obtaining additional and relevant documentation you may not possess yourself
  • Drafting documents needed to move your case toward a resolution
  • Corresponding effectively with other parties, particularly their lawyers, to negotiate a settlement or non-trial resolution
  • Taking the proper steps to bring a case to court or counter a case brought against you in case a non-trial resolution is not reached
  • Oversee your case from start to finish

A real estate dispute can be all-consuming. Retaining competent legal counsel may be the best way – both for you and your business – to resolve your real estate problem. 

Contact a Real Estate Litigation Lawyer in Ottawa Today

At Contant Law, we litigate when necessary and settle when it is in our clients’ best interests. Real estate disputes can become costly, and so our real estate litigation lawyer uses our resources wisely to procure the best possible outcome for you. Contact us today by filling out the online form or calling us at 613-219-4489 to schedule a free 15-minute consultation.

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