REAL ESTATE LAW

LAWYERS SPECIALIZED IN REAL ESTATE LAW IN MONTREAL

REAL ESTATE LAW

To make your real estate projects a success

You are a contractor, a future co-owner or a condominium association (syndicate), the owner of a residential or commercial building, a real estate broker or a real estate agency, an insurer, a manager, or a real estate management firm ?

Hamelin & Vrkic is a law firm specializing in real estate law that seeks to assist you and represent you in your real estate operations and transactions, while ensuring that your rights and goals are respected in a litigation setting before the courts.

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Latent defect recourse
Recognized for our expertise in cases relevant to claims pertaining to latent defects, we are regularly solicited to counsel and represent residential, commercial and industrial buyers and sellers in matters pertaining to latent defects claims of all sorts, before both the common and the administrative tribunals.

Real estate and property title defect recourse
Strong of our experience in this field, we are regularly solicited following the discovery of property title defects, as well as during disputes relating to servitudes, rights of way, or encroachments on immovables, while counseling owners, condominium associations, and notaries.

Co-ownership law
We assist and represent both condominium associations and co-owners in the event of disputes that may pit them against each other or against a real estate developer, a contractor, an insurer, or a municipality.

We also assist condominium associations with the administration of their everyday activities and with the interpretation of complex contractual documents, such as construction plans and specifications and declarations of co-ownership, all while offering effective conflict mediation services aimed at resolving any internal disputes that may arise.

Commercial leases
We are regularly called upon to negotiate, draw up, review, or publish in the Québec Land Registry commercial leases for the owners, managers, and tenants of commercial properties that we represent. We also assist these same owners, managers, and tenants in the event of disputes between them, both before the courts and within the context of the conflict mediation service that we offer.

Real estate brokerage
We are called upon to counsel and represent real estate and mortgage agencies and their brokers in collecting unpaid fees in transactional matters and in cases relating to professional liability.

Real estate transactions
Assisted by our network of professionals, from due diligence to property title searches, including the review or drafting of letters of intent, purchase offers, and sales contracts for immovables, we regularly assist our clients within the context of their real estate transactions so that the proposed transaction is concluded with the least hassles.

Typical mandates

  • Latent defect recourses of all sorts, faulty workmanship, construction defects and non-compliances;
  • Actions upon title;
  • Real estate litigation;
  • Disputes and litigation between real estate promoters, contractors, condominium associations, and co-owners;
  • Surety and legal hypothec recourse of the condominium association;
  • Review and interpretation co-ownership declarations;
  • Case management and mediation of disputes between co-owners;
  • Unpaid condominium fees;
  • Divided and undivided co-ownership;
  • Legal support and assistance for condominium associations;
  • Disputes between landlords and tenants;
  • Negotiation, review, and drafting of commercial leases;
  • Real estate transactions and drafting of transaction documents;
  • Strategic counsel.