(Calgary - November 2013): Here's a timely tip from Calgary lawyer Lou Pesta that both buyers & sellers of property should take note of. It applies to not only Canada but to real estate transactions everywhere.
The way the Christmas and New Year's Holidays are scheduled this year many law firms (including ours) will either be closed entirely or will operate with only skeleton staffing between December 20th and January 6th.
In addition, the Alberta Land Titles Office and major banks in the city of Calgary will be closed a number of days between Christmas and the New Year.
As a result it will be extremely difficult to close Calgary real estate transactions falling within this time frame and I urge you to schedule your closings accordingly.…