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The Real Estate Agent’s Duty to Disclose Role in a Transaction:

An Analysis on Graf v Periyathamby, 2024 ONSC The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has recently awarded damages to the plaintiffs of a real estate dispute after several related transactions faile...
Apr 2024
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The Federal Government 2024 Budget:

Modifications to the Capital Gains Tax The Federal Government has announced the 2024 budget (“budget”) on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, and many Canadian entrepreneurs, and investors...
Apr 2024
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Pedestrian vs. Motor Vehicle

What You Should Know There is an inherent danger when motor vehicles and pedestrians are sharing the same space. Under the Highway Traffic Act, at s. 144, the responsibili...
Apr 2024
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Franchise Disclosure Documents:

An Overview There are various pieces of legislation across Canadian provinces governing the disclosure obligations that franchisors have to franchisees who are pu...
Apr 2024
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The Impact of the 2024 Ontario Budget on Residential Real Estate Transactions

In an effort to improve access to and affordability of the housing market, the government of Ontario has recently announced several updates within the...
Apr 2024
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Title and Mortgage Fraud in the Real Estate Sector

How to Protect Yourself In the last couple of years, title and mortgage fraud have plagued the Canadian real estate sphere as technology has continued to advance allowing fra...
Mar 2024
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What You Should Know as a Power of Attorney for Property

A Property Power of Attorney is a key precaution for the event of becoming unable to manage one’s own finances and other assets. Nonetheless, wh...
Mar 2024
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Important Deadlines for Preserving and Perfecting a Construction Lien

What is a construction lien? Generally, a lien is a charge granted upon real or personal property to secure the payment of a debt or the performance o...
Mar 2024
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TARION update re Registrar Bulletin 15 and Upcoming CSS Changes

Changes to Registrar Bulletin 15 This bulletin outlines how the fee, that the vendor/builder must pay to receive the Qualification for Enrolment (QFE)...
Mar 2024
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An Overview of the Share Purchase Process

When one is purchasing (or selling) a business, there are generally 2 routes – a share purchase or an asset purchase. In this article, we are go...
Mar 2024
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Demystifying Disbursements in Residential Real Estate Transactions

Generally, when a client contacts a real estate law firm to inquire about pricing, the firm discloses its fixed fee for the service but also that the ...
Mar 2024
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Proposed Ban of Notice of Security Interests

What is a Notice of Security Interest (“NOSI”)? A Notice of Security Interest, or NOSI, is a legal instrument that allows vendors to regis...
Mar 2024
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Why Should You Use a Professional Executor?

When you pass, one or more persons will need to step up to manage and administer your estate.  They will carry through your funeral and post mort...
Mar 2024
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Navigating Family Law Solutions at the Kitchen Table

Family law matters often involve complex legal processes, but not all resolutions occur within the confines of a court room. When marriage breakdown o...
Feb 2024
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Unconventional Estate Plans and Will Challenges

Billionaire Hermès and his Lucky Gardener Estate planning is a critical aspect of financial management that ensures the orderly distribution of assets after an individual's passing. While many...
Feb 2024
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NBA Player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s Dream Home Purchase Gone Wrong

In real estate, caveat emptor is the Latin phrase for “let the buyer beware”. This means that a buyer purchases a property at their own ri...
Feb 2024
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Spousal Support Entitlement

Compensatory, Non-Compensatory, and Contractual Did you know that marriage itself does not automatically entitle a spouse to receive support?  Pursuant to s.15.2(4) of the Divorce Act, in maki...
Feb 2024
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Avoiding Canadian Tax when Licensing Software into Canada

When software companies license or “sell” into Canada from abroad, there is often some leeway in how they allocate their fees between the ...
Feb 2024
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Toronto's Proposed Municipal Non-Resident Speculation Tax

Toronto is considering implementing a new tax measure that could significantly affect foreign buyers interested in the city's residential real estate ...
Jan 2024
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Keyboard Warriors Be Aware:

A Cautionary Tale on Defamation How much power does the ‘click of a button’ hold? It is easy to fall victim to the assumption that one is insulated from personal liabili...
Jan 2024
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Bad Faith Renovictions:

Hamilton to be the first city in Ontario to implement a bylaw to hinder renovictions The City of Hamilton (“City”) is making further efforts to combat the elevated housing crisis that Canadians are continuing to experience ...
Jan 2024
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Evictions in the Ontario Landlord Tenant System

Disputes between landlords and tenants in Ontario are governed by the Residential Tenancies Act and handled through the Landlord and Tenant Board. The...
Jan 2024
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Consequences of the Failure to Serve: A Case Study on Britney Spears and Sam Asghari

After 14 months of marriage, Sam Asghari has filed for divorce from Britney Spears, citing “irreconcilable differences.” According to a re...
Jan 2024
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Home Inspections are Back!

The Importance of Home Inspections in Real Estate Transaction With the pandemic in the rear-view mirror, purchasers once again have the ability to do their due diligence prior to purchasing a home. As a result, w...
Jan 2024
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