Real Estate Law

Residential Real Estate

Cook Roberts LLP lawyers are able to assist you with a full range of residential real estate transactions including buying and selling a home and financing or re-financing your mortgage. If you are looking to purchase a home, you may wish to consult one of our lawyers to review the purchase contract, review title to the property and advise you on any potential risks involved with your potential purchase. Cook Roberts LLP lawyers can also assist you in private purchase and sale transactions if no real estate agents are involved and assistance is required in negotiating and drafting a contract of purchase and sale.

Commercial Real Estate

Cook Roberts LLP lawyers are able to assist you with a full range of commercial real estate transactions including the purchase and sale of commercial property. Our lawyers routinely assist our clients with due diligence related to prospective purchases of commercial property, negotiating and drafting purchase contracts, and financing of commercial property.

Cook Roberts LLP lawyers routinely assist our clients with the development of land, namely assistance with the various requirements related to subdivision of land, drafting of easements, covenants, rights of ways, and agreements with local government related to development. Our lawyers further assist developers with the marketing requirements under the Real Estate Development Marketing Act including preparation of disclosure statements. Our lawyers represent clients in a wide range of development matters including subdivisions, phased strata plan developments, and mixed-use residential and commercial strata developments.

Leasing

Cook Roberts LLP lawyers are able to assist you with the negotiation and drafting of commercial leases. We routinely represent commercial landlords and building owners with commercial leases of various types of property including commercial strata lots, shopping malls, warehouse and industrial property and apartment complexes. If you are a commercial tenant, we are able to assist you with the commercial leasing process from lease negotiation, drafting or advising on an offer to lease, review of the landlord’s form of lease and suggested revisions to protect your interests.

Commercial Lending

If your company is borrowing money from a financial institution or other source of capital, Cook Roberts LLP lawyers can assist you with the review of terms for such financing, along with the granting of security to facilitate the loan transaction.

Construction Contracts

Cook Roberts LLP lawyers routinely assist construction companies and builders with the negotiation and drafting of construction contracts. Our lawyers further assist contractors and sub-contractors with the review of construction contracts to ensure your needs are met and the risks associated with any particular contract are understood. If you are a homeowner, our lawyers are able to assist you with the review of a construction contract for the construction or renovation of a home.

Strata Property

Cook Roberts LLP lawyers are able to assist homeowners and strata corporations with a variety of strata related matters including drafting or amending strata bylaws, and representing strata property owners or strata corporations in disputes. Our lawyers  assist strata corporations with governance issues and provide opinions on the application of the Strata Property Act and the strata corporation’s bylaws.