Buying or Selling?

    The McCloskeys bring decades of experience and a superior support staff to the assistance of clients in the buying or selling of residential real property.

    If you are buying a resale property and would like an estimate of fees, disbursements and all associated closing costs on your purchase, please answer the few questions located here and then forward your answers to us. We will then provide to you, usually within a few hours, a complete breakdown of all costs you can expect to incur upon closing.

    If buying a new property from a builder, we would need to see a copy of the agreement in order to break down your costs. Closings costs can vary from builder to builder.

    Calculations on the sale of property are easier because disbursements are limited and somewhat fixed. The total legal account, except in complicated or unusual transactions, usually totals somewhat near $1,200, often less. That amount includes fees, disbursements, and HST.

    Selling Without An Agent?

    For our clients who choose to sell privately, we are happy to review with them all that they can expect to happen during negotiations on the sale. We recommend that you contact us for a telephone or personal conference prior to listing the property for sale.

    Buying on a Private Sale?

    When buying privately, it is the lawyer who will prepare your offer to purchase. The cost of doing so will vary according to complexity and the length of negotiations, but a common tariff for preparing and submitting the offer is $500 plus HST. If you wish us to prepare an offer for you, please provide us with the information that you will find here. If purchasing a condominium, please go here.

    In most cases, if you provide us with this information on the morning of a weekday, we can have the offer ready the same day.

    Mortgage Refinances

    If you are refinancing your mortgage with the same institution, the legal work will often be done "in house" by your lender. You are best to use these services as they are provided at a cost that no outside counsel can match. Where the services are not so provided, we would be pleased to act for you, at a competitive fee rate. Please call or e-mail us for a quote on services.


The Lawyers

Ronald McCloskey      Email

Kenneth McCloskey    Email

Legal Assistants

Rose Marie McCloskey Email

Myriam Courtemanche  Email

Sarah Baird  Email


Suite 202, 5307 Canotek Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1J 9M2

Telephone:  (613) 745-0395

Facsimile: (613) 745-8007

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