Dear David: We purchased a home a couple of months ago and it’s closing next week. It looked immaculate when it was on the market, but we did a walk-through over the weekend and the house was filthy. Are the sellers obliged to clean it up before we take possession? – CLEAN START DEAR CLEAN:
Fixtures and chattels have enormous potential to become a source of friction between buyers and sellers.
Dear David, Is aluminum wiring safe? — WIRED DEAR WIRED: Aluminum wiring is not uncommon in homes built in the mid-1960s to late 70s, as it was an affordable alternative to copper at the time. Though there has been some debate about it, aluminum wiring is safe to use and is still allowed by the Ontario
Dear David, We recently purchased a new build and did not have a lawyer look through the agreement due to time constraints. What is the implication of signing without a lawyer’s opinion? – Concerned Dear Concerned, In the frenzy that sometimes accompanies a new build in a booming market, buyers can feel pressured to sign
Dear David, While signing a purchase agreement, my Realtor asked for my driver’s licence. Why is that? – Privacy Please Dear Privacy, As a buyer or seller, you will be asked to produce photo ID (your driver’s licence, passport or other form of acceptable ID) and describe your occupation. Your agent will use this information