Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer?

“Real Estate Matters:
Revealing a real estate lawyer’s role.”

The Edmonton Journal‘s Scott Bollinger has written a helpful series of articles called Real Estate Matters. In this edition, he breaks down what a real estate lawyer does, and why you need one when buying or selling properties. Link to the article: HERE.

The whole thing is worth a read, but two quotes stood out. The first is applicable in general:

“A real estate lawyer is a valuable partner in any real estate transaction, even the relatively seamless ones. But as a deal grows more complex, that’s where legal advice and guidance is particularly crucial.”

The second quote is a key point for anyone buying and selling real estate in Alberta, which is one of our specialties at RMLO Law LLP:

“In some U.S. states, real estate escrow or trust services don’t have to be performed by a lawyer. In Alberta they do, and they’re essential to any transaction that isn’t between you and your parents. In essence, they prevent people from getting screwed.”


Contact Barry McGuire now. Alberta real estate needs an Alberta lawyer.

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