Brimage Lawyer James Boll

James A. Boll B.A. LL.B.

Brimage lawyer James Boll practices Real Estate Law and Wills & Estates.

Areas of Expertise

  • Farm Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Industrial Real Estate
  • Mortgages
  • Wills
  • Estate Administration
  • Power of Attorney
  • Estate Mediation
  • Farm, Residential, and Commercial Leasing
  • Zoning and Rezoning
  • Severances
  • Severances
  • Municipal Law


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Activities and Achievements

  • Simcoe Community Homes Board of Directors
  • La Salette Rural Roots Community Organization
  • Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada


  • University of Western Ontario, King’s College (Bachelor of Arts)
  • University of Ottawa Law School
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1978

A few words from James

I sincerely thank you for your interest. Here is a little bit about me…

I enjoy running marathons (both personally, and in the legal arena!), biking and skiing. You could say my love for the outdoors is a direct result of being a life-long resident of beautiful Norfolk County!

As my client you will benefit from my high skill level and organized work ethic.”

Professionally, you will find me working on: commercial and residential real estate deals, mortgages, rezoning and severances, in addition to Wills & Estates from either our Simcoe or Port Dover office. I am a highly dedicated and cooperative lawyer and would be happy to meet with you personally to discuss your legal needs.

James in the Media

Title Insurance

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Utility Readings

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Legal Articles by James Boll

Title or Mortgage Fraud

Incidents of real estate title or mortgage fraud are increasing in Canada and homeowners and lenders are proving to be irresistible targets for fraud artists. The role of legal professionals and title insurance companies has become critical in the fight to detect and prevent fraud. Homeowners can protect themselves through independent legal advice, the purchase of title insurance and exercising caution when signing legal documents. The financial loss which a homeowner could sustain as a victim of fraud could be huge.

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Seller Disclosure Forms

If you are selling real estate today you may be asked by your real estate agent to complete and sign a Seller Property Information Statement (“SPIS”). These forms are the product of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). It is not a legal requirement that you sign these forms when you list your property for sale.

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Home Inspections – What Buyers Need to Know

If you are buying a resale home and don’t want to inherit the sellers headaches, a home inspection by a professional should be given serious consideration. If a home inspection is ordered, your offer to purchase is usually conditional on you being satisfied with the inspection so that if the inspection is not satisfactory, there is no deal.

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Finders Are Not Always Keepers

The story takes place in Stratford where Jean and Harry Weitzner lived together for 38 years prior to Harry’s tragic death in a fire in 1989. Harry left a will naming his wife as his sole heir.

For about 30 years, Harry operated a scrapyard on the site, using a portion of his home as a business office. The property was sold by Jean to Hermans in 1997 who then had the house demolished by Cornelius Goncalves.

During the demolition, a fire extinguisher rolled out of a crawl space under the business office in the home. An unspecified quantity of silver coins were found in the extinguisher, along with $130,000 in old $50 and $100 bills. The money was in 26 neat bundles of $5,000 each.

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Property Taxes and Farm Transfers

If you are considering purchasing a farm property or if you are in the midst of a farm purchase you should be aware that a lower “farm lands property class” tax assessment enjoyed by the current owner may not be transferrable to you as a purchaser unless certain formalities are observed.

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Did you know?

  • Update your Will with every major change to your life, family or finances » Learn more
  • In custody agreements it’s important to include grandparents’ visitation rights » Learn more
  • Additional expenses in real estate transactions should be transferred via certified cheque from your bank for the exact amount » Learn more
  • You can write conditions into your Will to change it in the event of “special circumstances” » Learn more
  • If you are arrested or detained you have the right to be told why you have been arrested or detained » Learn more
  • Before entering a business partnership it’s important that a partnership agreement is drafted by an experienced business lawyer » Learn more
  • Sole proprietorship, partnership and incorporation all have their advantages and disadvantages » Learn more
  • Civil claims have set limitation periods so it is important to file as soon as possible » Learn more
  • Many lawsuits are settled before a trial begins » Learn more
  • When buying a property all documents (from both lenders and realtors) should be run by an experienced real estate lawyer » Learn more
  • If a “limitation period” passes with no actions taken you could miss out on the compensation you deserve » Learn more
  • Keep your lawyer’s contact information on hand at all times just in case of a legal misunderstanding » Learn more
  • Always declare an alternative guardian for any minor children in case your first choice is unable to care for them » Learn more
  • Brimage Law Group is Norfolk County’s only law firm with dedicated business lawyers » Learn more
  • When selling a property have the utility companies do the final readings to avoid contest » Learn more
  • It’s very important to have all your documents completed properly and to have your case accurately and thoroughly stated » Learn more

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