Legal Warranties: When Selling Real Estate in Québec, Silence Will Be Used Against You in a Court of Law

By | The Lay of the Land | April 6, 2015
Legal Warranties: When Selling Real Estate in Québec, Silence Will Be Used Against You in a Court of Law

One not familiar with the special set of rules outlined in the Civil Code of Québec (the “Civil Code”) will likely be in for a big surprise when selling real estate assets in La Belle Province: if the contractual documentation does not expressly exclude the legal warranties provided for in the Civil Code, the vendor will end up granting to the purchaser a “warranty of ownership” and a “warranty of quality” with respect to the immovable assets being transferred.