Jan 7, 2014
What Is An Assignment?
An assignment is essentially a sale of a contract or right to acquire property. An assignment is a transaction whereby the original purchaser (the "Assignor") of a property sells, and thereby transfers, their interest and obligations under the original contract to a new purchaser (the "Assignee"). The Assignee will generally assume all of the Assignor's duties and obligations under the original Agreement of Purchase and Sale. These rights and obligations are stated in the original Agreement of Purchase and Sale and include terms such as interest payments, taxes and maintenance fees during interim occupancy. Upon completion, the Assignee is granted the title to the real property and will incur all final closing costs. a) Assignor: An Assignor is the original buyer of the unit from the Builder/Developer. b) Assignee: An Assignee is the buyer of the Agreement of Purchase and Sale from the Assignor.
Is an assignment legal?
An assignment is legally permitted unless otherwise expressly prohibited in writing in the original Agreement of Purchase and Sale. An assignment fee may be charged by the developer and is normally a cost borne by the Assignor (the original purchaser).
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Condominium Assignment Basic Guidelines
For Assignor1. Is the original Agreement of Purchase andSale assignable?2. Are there any restrictions on marketing theAssignment? MLS® ,Exclusive, or Privately3. The Builder may require the Assignor and Assignee to sign the Builder’s consent form or the Builder’s Assignment Agreement. The Assignee may be required to prove that they can obtain a mortgage.4. The Assignor usually agrees to obtain Builder consent and pay consent fee (may be the Assignee).5. The Assignee may be required to pay the Assignor an amount equal to the deposits (and possibly the interest on the deposits) already paid to the Builder at time of occupancy.6. Provide the Assignee with original Agreement of Purchase and Sale and all related documents.7. The Assignor is not usually released from their obligation to the Builder if the Assignee does not complete the purchase.8. The Assignor is responsible for the following costs: legal fees and disbursements builder consent fees Real Estate commission.
1. Enter into an Assignment Agreement.2. Obtain original Agreement of Purchase and Sale and related documents. Review obligations carefully. Have a lawyer review.3. The Assignee may pay the following on occupancy:a. Final depositb. Occupancy fees:i. Estimated property taxesii. Estimated common expensesiii. Interest on purchase price.The Assignee usually delivers 6-12 postdated cheques to the Builder.4. The Assignee may pay the following to the Builder on final closing:a. Estimated property taxes for up to 2 yearsb. Hydro/water/gas meter installation and connection charges (approx. $500–$700 per meter)c. Development charges/levies (potentially thousands of dollars)d. Tarion New Home Warranty (ranging from $600–$1,900. See Tarion website for fee structure)e. Discharge of builder’s mortgages (approx. $200–$300 per mortgage)f. Builder’s lawyer’s Law Society charge (approx. $70)g. Compensation for the Builder–cost of handling the Assignor’s deposit cheques (approx. $250)h. 2 months of occupancy fees for reserve fundi. Other amounts set out in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale.These costs are typically not financed with a mortgage.5. The Assignee is responsible for the following additional fees:a) Legal fees and disbursementsb) Land transfer tax (provincial and municipal).c) GST/HST rebate.d) Municipal levies.6. Assignee takes occupancy of unit and all applicable financial obligations.7. After the condominium is registered, on final closing the Builder transfers title to Assignee. The Assignee pays the balance to the Builder. The Assignee may also pay any amount still owed to the Assignor depending on the terms of the Assignment.
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