Real Estate Law

Course Info:

Course Introduction

This course will start with an introduction to real estate law; the Ontario land registration systems and specific interests in land. Topics include estates and interests in land, government controls on the use and disposal of land, registered owner’s status, and relevant statutes, title searching in the Land Titles and Registry systems, mortgages and liens, residential tenancies and condominiums. In the second part of this course the class will cover the steps of a standard residential real estate transaction. Starting with a review of a standard agreement of purchase and sale, the class will work through all the tasks necessary to execute successfully on that agreement and satisfactorily represent the client on either a purchase or a sale. The class will also examine the unique aspects of condominium, rural and new home purchases.

Course Prerequisites

Introduction to the Legal System and Civil Litigation or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Course Notes

Students enrolled in this course receive text and/or other related resource materials. There is a final exam to evaluate student progress for this course. Participants who receive 70% or higher overall will receive a certificate.

Course Breakdown

Module 1: Overview of the Real Estate Transaction

Module 2: Interests in Land and Land Registration

Module 3: Charges and Liens

Module 4: Government Controls and Legal Status

Module 5: Condominium and Residential Properties

Module 6: Title Searching

Module 7: A Real Estate File

Module 8: Reviewing the Agreement

Module 9: Title Insurance and Preliminary Matters

Module 10: Search Results and Requisitions

Module 11: Document and Closing Preparations

Module 12: Closing Procedures

Module 13: Purchasing a Property

Program:

Of interest to:

Individuals interested in pursuing a career in a law firm, or legal office, and who wish to broaden their knowledge of real estate law.

Course aim:

To familiarize the student with real estate law in Ontario.

Method of delivery:

Students are enrolled at the campus with a scheduled start date and are supported by a stand-up Instructor.

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