Real Estate Lawyers of Winnipeg


FAQs about Real Estate Law in Winnipeg

At Olschewski Davie we are dedicated to assisting our clients with all of their real estate needs. Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. We make the process easy with our dedicated staff. From the time we receive your paperwork until you receive your keys we are always working on your behalf and we do not require any money upfront!

We also recognize that if you are selling or refinancing a property you need your money immediately. At Olschewski Davie we have the experience to get you your money as soon as possible. Our real estate lawyers have a combined 50+ years of experience and know how to deal with the Land Titles offices and other lawyers to ensure we get you the best possible result.

FAQ's for Buying Property

How much money do I need to pay up front?

We only require all funds for your purchase immediately before you take possession.

When do I meet with my lawyer?

Once we receive mortgage instructions you will be contacted by our office to determine the most convenient time for you to meet. In the event you are paying cash for your purchase we will arrange for an appointment prior to the date of possession.

When do I get my keys?

We will obtain the keys from the vendor's lawyer and make arrangments with you so that you have your keys prior to possession.

Can I go into the property early?

The property belongs to the vendor until the date and time specified in your offer to purchase. Should you wish to change your date of possession, please let your realtor know.

What happens if there is damage to the property when I move in?

Notify our office immediately and take pictures of any damage. We have an established litigation practice and we can take whatever steps we need to in order to make sure the vendor fixes the problem or to ensure that you are fairly compensated.

FAQ's for Selling Property

When do I need to come in and sign?

Our office will contact you for an appointment. Typically within five business days prior to the purchaser taking possession of your property

When will I get the money from my sale?

Typically the funds from a sale are available approximately 3-4 weeks after the possession date however Olschewski Davie participates in a program to get your money from your sale to you on the day of possession. Contact us to see if your transaction qualifies for this program.

Do I need to provide any money up front for legal services?

At Olschewski Davie fees and disbursements come out of the sale proceeds so we require no money up front. We get paid when you get your money and not a moment sooner!

What do I need to bring in with me when I sign my documents?

Our office will contact you when the appointment is set up to let you know but at minimum we will require two pieces of identification, including either a drivers license or passport, and at least one key to the property.

FAQ's for Refinancing Property

What is the process?

Once our firm receives your mortgage instructions from your lender we will contact you immediately to make an appointment. When we call we will tell you specifically what you need to bring with you to the appointment.

Once all mortgage documents are signed we will immediately ask your lender to forward to us the mortgage funds. We will then pay off any debts as directed by the lender and deposit the balance into your account.

Do I need to provide a retainer?

We do not require any money up front. Payment for any legal fees and expenses come out of the proceeds from the refinance

Why should I use Olschewsk Davie for my refinance?

Our firm has practiced almost exclsuively in the real estate field since 1999. We understand that refinances are time sensitive. We have a dedicated refinance department to expedite your transaction in the quickest and most efficient way possible.


Family Law is an area that deals with family-related issues and domestic relations. Family Law encompasses many areas dealing with matters that have a significant impact on family relationships, particularly divorce, custody, child and spousal support and family property issues. The lawyers in our Family department have the expertise necessary to assist in the successful resolution of family law matters. We approach every issue with the care and understanding that each case is unique and requires detailed knowledge and understanding. At Olschewski Davie, we take pride in our commitment to providing professional, effective service to help all our clients deal with sensitive family concerns.


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