Are there unique issues involved with buying a recreational property such as a cottage?
And which lawyer is best able to deal with these unique issues?
The use of electronic registration in the province of Ontario means that a lawyer in downtown Toronto, for example, can help you buy a cottage up here in the Kawarthas. But is that really a good idea?
It is always wise to retain someone who practices in the same geographic area in which your cottage is located. A local lawyer will have an intimate knowledge of the lakes, the local by-laws and all the unique issues associated with the purchase of a waterfront or rural property; issues such as filled land, septic concerns, boat-houses, wells and access issues. Both Doug and Seabourne live, work in and know cottage country.