Buying or Selling a Home in the St. John’s Area? Give Us a Call for a Detailed Cost Estimate for Your Real Estate Transaction

The lawyers at McDonald & Hounsell Law Offices have the reputation of working diligently and efficiently in all areas of real estate law in St. John’s. We will assist you every step of the way from the initial offer to closing day.

Whenever an individual or corporation wishes to sell an existing property, purchase a property, or obtain financing secured by property (e.g. a mortgage), the services of a lawyer will be required. Our experienced lawyers and staff will ensure your transaction closes in an efficient manner whether you are buying or selling your home, an investment or a commercial property.

Our Real Estate Services Include:

  • Preparation of agreements for purchase and sale

  • Purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties

  • Refinancing/mortgage

  • Affidavits of long possession

  • Relocation services

Make Your Life Easier by Trusting Us

Our lawyers will make your real estate transaction simple by dealing with issues on your behalf to close your deal, all while protecting your interests. Without a lawyer acting on your behalf, common issues such as boundary line disputes, boundary encroachments, unregistered claims and other title issues may turn a simple transaction into a lengthy and complicated process, and in some cases can be a “deal breaker”.

In anticipation of your closing day, our St. John’s real estate lawyers will ensure:

  • That you are purchasing or selling “clear” title to the property (free and clear of encumbrances) – meaning that there are no other people who could potentially have a claim to the property which you are buying, and there are no financial institutions or other creditors who have a legal claim against the property (e.g., registered mortgage or lien);
  • That the transaction proceeds on the basis of the agreement of purchase and sale, as negotiated between the purchaser and vendor
  • That you are getting the quantity of land, quality of house, and all of the contents which you have bargained for;
  • That you are left with peace of mind that all matters around proper paperwork, warranties and obligations, are being dealt with.

Free Estimate

To ensure you get the “whole” picture in relation to your real estate transaction, we will provide you with an estimate for our real estate services. Our estimate includes legal fees and taxes as well as any standard disbursements that are necessary in order to complete your transaction. We will also take the time to discuss additional expenses that sometimes come up in the course of a real estate transaction.

Contact our firm today to get your free, all-inclusive estimate!

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McDonald & Hounsell Law Offices

74 O'Leary Avenue, 

Suite 203 of The McDonald Building,

St. John's, NL 

A1B 2C7

Phone: 709-726-9818



Monday - Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Closed Saturday, Sunday and on statutory holidays


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