Is it or is it not a hidden defect?
What resources are available to assist me?
We have developed through the years an expertise in hidden defects, which makes us THE legal firm to turn to in the province of Quebec. Ask about the available video conferences.
PRACTICAL ADVICE TO AVOID PITFALLS
On the discovery of a hidden defect, there are steps to follow and traps to avoid. For example, it is imperative to report the existing problem to the seller, in writing. Furthermore, unless it is an emergency situation, the repairs must not be undertaken until the seller, or his expert, comes to the premises and witnesses the facts.
OBTAIN A CLEAR ACTION PLAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CIVIL CODE OF QUEBEC
Most people experiencing a litigious situation with respect to a hidden defect do not know what to do. We can, at the first meeting, explain to the clients what steps to follow as well as the order in which they should be undertaken.
DETERMINE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS THROUGH A NETWORK OF PROFESSIONALS
The disputes on hidden defects often require one or more expertise to determine the source of the problem, did it exist at the sale of the building, how can the defect be repaired and what is the cost of the repairs. We have a network of professionals from different backgrounds who have the credibility and the experience as expert witnesses of the Court.
Analysis of the pre-purchase inspection
Search for an engineer
Submission on the cost of the work to be done
Preparation of the evidence of the facts
Building a client’s case
Trying to amicably settle the dispute
A WORD FROM MR. SYLVAIN LEMYRE
I enjoy working on hidden defect files because I wish that all live in a secure and healthy environment, exempt from mildew, fungus, radon gas and other problems, Furthermore, I find it important to inform sellers on the scope and the definition of a hidden defect, in order to better establish if the claimed amounts are valid under the law.
Identifying the presence of a hidden defect can be a difficult experience. That it is why I wish to accompany people faced with this type of problem and guide them in their decision-making.
I make it a point to find IN ALL MY CASES a fast, effective and less costly alternative.
1. Analyze the client 's needs
3. Illustrate the different scenarios and their success rate in Court
2. Determine the steps to follow
4. Understand the factual impact of their choices
Our greatest pride as a legal firm:
We succeed in negotiating an OUT-OF-COURT settlement in 90% of our cases.