Condo Assignment is a transaction for changing the right of Ownership of a Pre-Construction Condo Unit. The subject right of Ownership has been purchased from the Builder by the initial buyer. So literally this transaction would “Assign” the New Buyer as the Owner of the subject unit.
If you are the lucky person who could successfully manage to purchase a pre-construction unit, you cannot just sell it any time after signing the contract with the Builder of the condo project.
There are restrictions applicable as per Builder’s criteria before they let you sell the unit.
Some Builder’s criteria could be:
Assignment Fees vary depending on the Builders. The fee could be from $700 to $7000. Refer to your contract documents.
Yes, you can assign your pre-construction condo in Interim Occupancy period.
Interim Occupancy period is the time that the Builder asks you to occupy the unit and pay a specific amount of money each month (almost equal to the mortgage amount for 80% of the remaining selling price) until the closing day.
Yes, you can. it is subject to the Builders consent. However, the original contract with the Builder shall be carefully studied and HST rebate shall be discussed with the lawyer before making the final decision.
The most significant advantages of buying an assignment condo are:
-The chance of purchasing a desirable unit in a building which is already sold out
-The chance of purchasing a unit at a better price compared to the properties on the current market
There are some important items to consider in Condo Assignment deals:
Obtaining the Builder’s permission
The new Buyer shall accept all the terms and conditions of the original Contract with the Builder
If there is a change in incentives, promotions and/or free upgrade privileges which had originally been given to the initial Buyer
The chance of purchasing the Parking, Locker and similar features (if not included in the original contract) from the Builder
The negotiation on the price might be possible. Keep in mind that the “Market” is determining the price.
It depends on the construction stage and the deadline for the finishing selection. Having said that, you can always change the finishes after the closing day, but you may lose the warranty on the related material and/or Appliances.
By law. HST is applicable on all brand new properties. For simplifying the transaction, the Builders prefer to include the HST in the purchase price. In case you do not move in the subject Unit, you may need to pay HST to the government. Consulting with a lawyer is recommended.
Yes, Tarion warranty is Transferable. Typically, as per Tarion regulations, your Unit has a warranty to cover the defects. Different components have a different time limit for warranty coverage. Refer to Warranty Coverage Outline.
The Closing Cost is a considerable amount of money to be paid by the Buyer not the Seller to finalize the transaction.
Typically, the closing cost in Assignment and a Pre-construction transaction includes the following (subject to change):
It depends on the Builder’s approval. However, consulting with a lawyer is recommended on this matter.
Yes, there could be a way to get the permission. We can negotiate on behalf of you to get the green light from the Builder. They might ask for some compensation/administration/lawyer’s fees.
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In a Condo Assignment transaction, the Assignor is the one who has the right to “sell” the Agreement of Purchase and Sale and the Assignee is the one who is purchasing the Assignor’s interest in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale