Yes. In BC notaries public are allowed to provide with a legal advice, as long as it is within the areas of law that they are allowed to practice (eg.real estate law, contract law, estate planning law)
No. At Uptown Notaries we cannot prepare or witness a separation agreement that relates to family law. Please ask us for a referral to a family lawyer.
No. We need to see original documents to confirm that it is genuine document.
No. You need to sign the document in front of the Notary. If you signed in advance, you would have to re-sign it in front of the Notary.
It depends. We will offer you to purchase a title insurance, which covers unknown defects on title. It is your choice whether you want to have a piece of mind. But recent analysis of claims shows that 90% claims for title insurance are coming from strata owners.
No. at Uptown Notaries we cannot witness a will that is not prepared by our office. Please contact us to obtain wills package to start the process.
Yes, as long as allowed by Province during COvid-19. Contact Uptown Notaries to start your will today.
Joint tenancy has a right of survivorship. If something happens to one of the owners, the title passes automatically to the survivors. You donít have this option on tenants-in-common, but rather you can allocate shares of interest in a property depending on your investment. Your Will dictates what happens with your shares.
Yes, Uptown Notaries we can draft a contract of purchase and sale for you. Please contact our office.
Yes, you can. Send us your contract of purchase and sale to start the process.
Even if all your assets are in joint ownership, we would still recommend having your will done. There are other reasons why you need it. For example, if you have minor children.
We would recommend preparing your document in the country that requires the document. We can help you to witness it. Please note your document might need to be legalized in Canada before you can use it.
You need to compare pros and cons to this decision, like tax implications, or loosing control of the property that you own. Please contact our office in order to make an informed decision.
We can help you with this. In case you and your spouse were registered as joint tenants on title, we can transfer the title to your name. This process is called transmission to surviving joint tenant.
Please note, in BC we do not have anymore so called "living willsĒ. Now we have representation agreements and advance directives. Please contact our office to start one.
This document will help you to appoint a person to manage your financial affairs. The document is good to use right away, and will continue to be in effect in case you lose your capacity.
Disbursements include so called out of pocket expenses that our office will pay on your behalf. For example, title searches, courier fees, trust administration fees, etc.
When budgeting for your purchase, consider the following closing costs as property transfer tax (refer to our calculator), GST (if applicable), registration costs with Land Title Office, strata forms costs, insurance binder, legal fees, title/tax searches. At Uptown Notaries we will calculate and prepare the statement of adjustments for you.
It is a good idea to contact Uptown Notaries right away once you signed your contract. We will need to obtain information for you and prepare all closing documents. Typically we need your contract sent to our office minimum 7 days before your Completion Date.
Commissioner of Oath is a professional who is authorized by the Supreme court of BC to witness affidavits and statutory declarations. Notaries Public are commissioners of Oath and their commission never expires.