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Hello? Please acknowledge receipt of my necessary follow-up question.
Okay too bad. Thanks Legal Ease, however, my initial question to you was not at all about a requirement to have a lawyer review a contract: it was about my right to receive the contract in advance in order to review it before signing it. To provide some context: I have to sign a mortgage agreement but the broker's lawyer has refused to send the actual agreement to me before my appointment with him. This position was characterized as some sort of 'policy' and I was told I can review the document at his office. However, how can I do due diligence if I cannot read the document at my leisure before I sign it (whether or not I have my own lawyer). Thx.
Okay, but my question is not really about what to do next. It is about whether the legal right exists (or else is it considered best practices or fair dealing) to be sent an agreement in advance of having to sign it. Conversely, is it considered bad faith for a lawyer to refuse to send it in advance?
Also, what do you mean about it being a different matter if I had my own lawyer? Do you mean the agreement COULD be sent to me in advance if I had my own lawyer to first receive it from the broker's lawyer?