What happens when you first meet a real estate lawyer:
Have your real estate agent send to your real estate lawyer the Agreement of Purchase and Sale along with new client contact information and vendor solicitor information including name, address and phone number.
Have a list of prepared questions when you make the initial contact with your lawyer. Your list should include a question on any extra costs that may arise including land transfertax and mortgage insurance, title insurance and adjustments.
Provide your banker/mortgagee with your real estate lawyer’s contact information so that they can provide the mortgage instructions directly to the lawyer.
Bring 2 pieces of personal identification including driver’s license/passport/ citizenship and a major credit card (no healthcards).
Advise lawyer as to Marital Status and who will be the owners of the property.