When buying property, you will require a Notary Public to act on your behalf to transfer ownership of title from the seller(s) to the buyer(s). This process involves the preparation and execution of legal documents. In order to facilitate this process, our office will request the following information:
- To inform your Realtor and Mortgage Broker of the Notary acting on your behalf so they can forward a Copy of the Contract of Purchase and Sale and the Mortgage Instructions (if applicable). The Contract of Purchase and Sale will be forwarded once all subjects have been removed. If you do not have a realtor you will need to fax or email the Contract to our office;
- The full legal names, occupations and contact information for all buyers (email, telephone);
- The name of your insurance agency;
- The name of the Strata Management Company (if a strata property);
- A Surveyor’s Certificate if available. Most lenders for non-strata properties will require one;
- The buyers birth date, Social Insurance Number and home address for the last 2 years (For first time home buyers ONLY).
We will contact you to confirm the above information and to book an appointment once all documents have been received. By retaining a Notary well in advance of your completion date you will avoid incurring rush fees.
Our appointments to sign documents can last from 30 – 50 minutes depending on your file and is usually scheduled 1 to 4 days prior to the completion date. On the completion date, we will register the property in the name of the new purchasers, make funds available to the Seller’s Notary or Lawyer, notify our clients regarding registration and the Realtor will arrange delivery of the keys to the Purchasers.