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Selling Your Home – Part 5 – On the Closing Date

On or before the closing date, your lawyer will send the Buyer’s lawyer the Deed, HST certificate, a Direction regarding the payment of the closing funds in trust, and a Statement of Adjustments describing the amount your lawyer will receive from the Buyer’s lawyer on the closing day, along with any other documentation requested by the Buyers on the Agreement of Purchase and Sale.

The Agreement will have a specific time in which you have to provide “vacant possession”. This is the time in which you will have to leave your home clean, empty, and unoccupied on the closing date and [read more…]

2021-03-15T13:44:20-03:00February 24th, 2021|Real Estate|

Selling Your Home – Part 4 – Closing

A few days before the closing date your lawyer will want to meet with you in person or by web conference in order to complete your closing documents, including the Deed conveying the property to the Buyer, a certificate confirming there is no HST to be added to the sale price, along with other closing documents.

If your property is a used residential property, one of the closing documents will be an HST certificate, which you will sign certifying that the sale is exempt from HST within the meaning of the Excise Tax Act. If your property falls outside of the [read more…]

2021-03-15T14:20:58-03:00February 17th, 2021|Real Estate|

Selling Your Home – Part 3 – Leading up to Closing

If you have agreed to make any repairs resulting from the Buyer’s home inspection, make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to complete them before closing. Be careful to note whether the Agreement specifies if the repairs must be done by a professional and whether receipts are required. Make sure you have arranged movers, planned for cleaning and that all items remaining with the property are in good repair as set out in your Agreement. A week before closing is a good time to re-read your Agreement!

There are other standard items to complete, such as filling up the oil [read more…]

2021-03-15T14:26:47-03:00February 11th, 2021|Real Estate|

Selling Your Home – Part 2 – Buyer Review

Once you have accepted an offer from a Buyer, have your realtor forward the Agreement of Purchase and Sale to your lawyer, and they will begin preparing your sale documents.

The Buyer will have a certain amount of time to arrange satisfactory financing, a home inspection and in certain cases a water and septic test, if there is a well and septic on the property. The condition of the lawyer review of the Agreement will also take place in this time period. Your realtor will update you with any issues raised by the Buyer during condition period. Once the condition date [read more…]

2021-03-15T14:43:28-03:00February 9th, 2021|Real Estate|

Selling Your Home – Part 1 – Contact your Lawyer Early

Once you have decided to list your property for sale, contact your lawyer to let them know. If you owned your property prior to 2004 your property may need to be migrated into the land registration system before the sale. This is an added expense of selling but is required by legislation in Nova Scotia. The earlier your lawyer can get the migration process started, the smoother your sale transaction will go.

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2021-03-16T09:11:08-03:00February 4th, 2021|Real Estate|

Bell Let’s Talk Day

It has been a challenging year of change and isolation. Now, more than ever, it is important to check in on the mental health of your friends and loved ones. Start a conversation and end the stigma surrounding mental health. It is time to make your wellness a priority!

Take action and join the world’s biggest #MentalHealth conversation. Each time you watch the official #BellLetsTalk video and for every applicable text, call, or tweet using #BellLetsTalk, Bell will donate 5¢ toward Canadian mental health initiatives. Check out their website to learn more on how you can make a difference https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/.

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2021-03-17T09:01:52-03:00January 28th, 2021|Community|

SPCA Bake Sales for Wagging Tails

The Nova Scotia SPCA is looking for supporters to contribute to their annual bake sales for wagging tails!

The SPCA shelters do not receive any government funding and with the difficulty of COVID-19, the SPCA is struggling now more than ever.

Anyone can participate and pick a fundraiser of their choosing. Similar to a GoFundMe page, you can share your fundraising page and ask your supporters to donate to a cause you care about.

This year, the top fundraiser/fundraising team will be crowned with naming the next litter of adorable SPCA kittens! If you’re able to do so, donate with our team online [read more…]

2021-03-16T14:41:21-03:00January 22nd, 2021|Community|

Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act

As of January 18, 2021, the Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act comes into effect. Most Nova Scotians will be deemed to consent to donate their organs and tissues on death unless they opt out. The deemed consent only applies to a deceased person’s donation for the purpose of transplantation.

Nova Scotians may select which organs and tissues they wish to donate, giving them the opportunity to give limited consent. Decisions respecting donation after death will be recorded in a registry.

The deemed consent does not apply to some people, such as: children under 19 years of age, those not ordinarily resident [read more…]

2021-03-16T14:41:17-03:00January 18th, 2021|Community|

Feed Nova Scotia Food Drive Collection

Happy Holidays!

For the last few weeks, all of us at Arcus Legal have been collecting non-perishable food donations for Feed Nova Scotia. Year-round, they accept and distribute donations to 140 food banks, shelters, soup kitchens, and meal programs across the province.

With the help of our incredible staff and clients, we are pleased to announce that we have collected over 15 boxes of non-perishable donations this holiday season. We have surpassed our goal of 150 items and are thrilled with this outcome. We would like to thank everyone who participated. We could not have been this successful without you. Follow @feednovascotia [read more…]

2021-03-16T14:41:13-03:00December 25th, 2020|Community|
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