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buying from a POA seller caveats?

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buying from a POA seller caveats?

in this hot market, are there any caveats in signing a purchase agreement before lawyer has the chance to review it.
My lawyer said he would like to review the POA first but often in this market it is not possible,much like the condition of inspection is impossible . The offer would simply be rejected.
Would the selling agent be responsible if the POA is later on contested?
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You are the seller or buyer? Stuff in the POA are often pretty straight forward and doesn't need a lawyer to review. What exactly are they concerned about within there?
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aak for the poa document
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goldenball wrote: in this hot market, are there any caveats in signing a purchase agreement before lawyer has the chance to review it.
My lawyer said he would like to review the POA first but often in this market it is not possible,much like the condition of inspection is impossible . The offer would simply be rejected.
Would the selling agent be responsible if the POA is later on contested?
Seems like that would have been a great question to ask your lawyer…. In any case, if it gets to that point, it’s likely to be a very big mess, which could hold up things for months. Straightforward when it’s all lined up, worse than a tenant who won’t leave it it falls apart.

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CNeufeld wrote: Seems like that would have been a great question to ask your lawyer…. In any case, if it gets to that point, it’s likely to be a very big mess, which could hold up things for months. Straightforward when it’s all lined up, worse than a tenant who won’t leave it it falls apart.

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My lawyer advised caution potential problems with POA and probate if any etc (after the fact) but both selling agent (1%commision) and buying agent (2.5%) thinks its ok, just sign at the dotted lines and hand over the cash otherwise offer goes to the next bid in line.
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ZxExN wrote: You are the seller or buyer? Stuff in the POA are often pretty straight forward and doesn't need a lawyer to review. What exactly are they concerned about within there?
oasis100 wrote: aak for the poa document
legalese drafted in a fancy downtown specialist estate lawyer 's office. Not the free type downloaded from the provincial govt
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goldenball wrote: My lawyer advised caution potential problems with POA and probate if any etc (after the fact) but both selling agent (1%commision) and buying agent (2.5%) thinks its ok, just sign at the dotted lines and hand over the cash otherwise offer goes to the next bid in line.
You mentioned POA - which potentially deals with property when the owner is alive, and probate - which I'm assuming means that the owner has passed away. If the owner of a house had a POA in place and then passes away, the POA ceases to have any legal standing. Once the owner passes away the will and executor steps in.

Can you provide more clarity here?

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