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Can buyer and seller use the same real estate lawyer

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  • May 15th, 2019 5:50 am
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May 12, 2019
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vancouver

Can buyer and seller use the same real estate lawyer

I just found out the buyer found the same lawyer we plan to use. If this allowed or one of us has to find a new lawyer?

FYI, we are located in Vancouver BC
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Deal Guru
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Mar 23, 2008
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Even if it's technically allowed, I don't think I'd do it. One of the purposes for having a lawyer is to resolve any disputes that might arise. I'd rather have someone who I know is on my side, rather than getting paid by both sides. You could, however, use another lawyer within the same firm, perhaps?

It's not like there's a shortage of lawyers in any major city... :)

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Jan 29, 2017
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Can you both use different lawyers at the same law firm?

Regardless as long as both parties know and sign consent it shouldn't be an issue.
Deal Addict
May 16, 2017
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Allowed but not recommended. As soon as EITHER party has any dispute that lawyer can't act for either of your interests.
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Jan 15, 2017
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I agree, not recommended. Lots of lawyers around. Just find another to protect yourself.
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Potential conflict of interest... lawyers actually shouldn't do it even within the same firm.
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I would not allow this. Conflict of interest is very real, my friend. You do not want anything to happen to the biggest sale in your life.
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