ILN: BUYING AND SELLING REAL ESTATE - AN INTERNATIONAL GUIDE

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[BUYING AND SELLING REAL ESTATE IN CANADA - ONTARIO]

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bill of sale – to be delivered when chattels are being transferred to the buyer along with buildings and land; vendor take-back mortgage, if applicable;

comprised of local and regional amounts, school amounts, and special assessments. 2. Insurance - Not mandatory but is typically obtained to cover property damage and liability. If the property has a mortgage, the lender will require insurance as an ongoing condition of the loan. 3. Strata fees if a condominium; and 4. Operating expenses, such as utilities, maintenance, and repairs.

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vendor direction as to funds;

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vendor declaration of possession;

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buyer's direction re: title;

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vendor's certificate or statutory declaration pursuant to s. 116 of the Income Tax Act ;

Commercial transactions would also use the above-noted documents, but may also require the following documents, and other documents specific to the terms of the transaction: 10. assignment and assumption of leases; 11. notice and direction to tenants; 12. assignment and assumption of warranties and guarantees; 13. assignment and assumption of contracts; 14. mortgage assumption agreement, if applicable; 15. tenant estoppel certificates (pre- closing), if applicable; 16. general conveyance; 17. purchaser's covenant to self-assess, pay HST and indemnify vendor. I. ANNUAL PROPERTY COSTS Property owners in Ontario can expect to incur the following annual costs: 1. Realty taxes – Each property's value is assessed for municipal tax purposes under the Assessment Act and the local municipality determines the tax rates to be paid based on the assessed value. Realty taxes can be

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