The earlier in the process you speak to a lawyer, the more informed you will be in knowing what the essential terms will be required in a sales contract. If a real estate agent is not involved then you will need to consult a lawyer either to prepare a sales agreement for you or alternatively review a written offer you may receive. In the preliminary stages of the transaction, you should contact a lawyer to obtain a list of important items that will have to be addressed throughout the sales process. For us, if ultimately we are representing a buyer or a seller, then generally it costs nothing more to make the preliminary call and obtain some up front advice before you list. Once the terms of sale have been verbally agreed upon, it will then be critical that they be reduced into a formal agreement which will clearly set out the terms of sale.
If you have questions about real estate purchases or sales, give us a call anytime 902-539-2425.
Tenants must give proper notice when they want to move. This means that you must tell your landlord in writing that you are moving. The right termination date and when to give notice both depend on what kind of tenancy you have. For your notice to be legal, you must make sure that:
● you choose the right date to end your tenancy, which is called the termination date, and
● you give the notice to your landlord on time.
In Nova Scotia, If you are on a month to month lease, the Residential Tenancies Act applies where premises are let from year to year the tenant shall provide 3 months before the expiration of any such year; if the residential premises are let from month to month, notice is to be given by the tenant at least one month in advance. If the residential premises are let from week to week, notice is to be given by the tenant at least one week.
If you are unsure of any of your rights or obligations, we’d be happy to speak with you anytime 902-539-2425.