On closing day, your lawyer will meet a representative from the vendor’s law firm at the land registry office. There, your cheque will be exchanged for the keys to your home and the two sides will trade closing documents. Your legal representative will then register the new deed and mortgage, so anyone doing a search will see that you’re the new owner. Finally, you pick up the keys and YOU’RE IN!

After closing, your lawyer will send you a reporting letter and copies of all the documents you signed including the deed, the mortgage and the survey, and a summary of the flow of funds.

The mortgage lender will also mail you out a welcome package a week or two after you move in.