Lawyer fees for buying a house

Real Estate Lawyer Fees For Purchase

Our Real Estate Lawyer fee for a cash purchase is $999 + Tax.  Add $99 if purchasing with a mortgage. We charge flat legal fees for selling a property and do not charge additional fees if your property value is higher.

Why are we different?
We charge flat legal fees for buying a property and do not charge additional fees under other pretexts, such as we do not charge additional fees;

  • if your property value is higher
  • if there is more than one seller
  • if there is more than one execution against any part.
  • if there are tenants at the property
  • if any assumption of rental items on the property

What is Included in Legal Fees: 

  • Review of Agreement of Purchase & Sale
  • Review Title Searches
    Review Writ Searches
  • Review documents prepared by the Vendor’s lawyer.
  • Draft all Transfer, mortgage & closing documents.
  • Ensure there are no liens on the property title.
  • Coordinate with financial institutions if necessary.
  • Arrange and review for title insurance.
  • Completing the real estate purchase per the highest standards and protocols. 
  • One Appointment/ Mobile Signing.

Fixed Disbursements Costs of $450 + HST;

Flat disbursements charge include;

  •  One Title Search
  • Two Writ Searches
  • Two Executions Searches
  • Bank Charges
  • Wire Charges
  • Software Charges
  • Stewart Assyst Mortgage Instructions Charge
  • Photocopies
  • Postage
  • Long Distance Telephone
  • Travelling Expense
  • Courier Charges
  • Conveyancing Charges
  • File Storage

Third-Party Closing Costs NOT included in Fees;

  • Land Transfer Tax; 
  • Title Insurance (As Per Invoice);
  • Registration cost per Transfer or per Mortgage is $82;
    Important Note: We have capped and disclosed third-party disbursements at $450 + Tax. There are no hidden charges last minute. 

This quote is based on the information received. Please be advised that all prices are subject to change if any information provided is incorrect, incomplete or unavailable at the time of the quote or if the Law Society of Upper Canada Levy changes before your closing.

Note: Our Flat Legal Fee is based on a Residential Transaction for a vacant single-family property on the date of closing and upon receipt of mortgage instructions a week before closing (if applicable). The quotes above assume there are no reasonably foreseen complications.  Rush Fees of $450 + HST will apply if documents or instructions are received less than seven days before closing or if there is a change less than seven days before closing.

Land Transfer Tax Calculator

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Land Transfer Tax Calculator Results are based on the information available on the Government of Ontario website. Shaikh Law Firm does not take any responsibility if the rate is changed by the Government of Ontario. Clients will be expected to Pay Land Transfer Tax as levied the Government of Ontario.
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Toronto Land Transfer Tax (Including Admin Fees $84.75)**
Less First time Home Buyer Rebate
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  • * Fees subject to change without notice
  • ** Toronto Land Transfer Tax includes administration fee $84.75.

Title Insurance Calculator

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Title Insurance Calculations are estimates only based on the table for calculation provided by the Insurance Company and it is subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Insurance Company. Title Insurance cost is not part of Shaikh Law Firm Fixed Fees.
Title Insurance (Estimate Cost)


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