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Assignment Transactions and the Duty to Act in Good Faith

With the rising interest rates, we expect a corresponding increase of investors looking to offload their pre-construction condos to third parties prio...
Jun 2022
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Title Insurance vs. Home Insurance: What is the Difference?

Dear Friends, Purchasing a home is likely one of the largest investments that you will ever make in your lifetime. Therefore, as a homeowner, you want...
Jun 2022
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The “Off-Title Spouse” in a Real Estate Transaction

Dear Friends, I often receive a myriad number of questions when I discuss “off-title spouses” with clients. So, today I thought I elaborat...
Jun 2022
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Understanding the Purchase Transaction for Properties Sold Under a Tax Sale

Dear Friends, I hope you are all doing well and looking forward to a season of beaches, sunglasses, long days, and colourful clothing. Recently, I ha...
Jun 2022
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Important Changes for Assignment Transactions: Proposed Change Effective May 7, 2022.

The Federal government is targeting assignment transactions in an effort to decrease speculative trading noting that “homes should be for people...
May 2022
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Important Incentives for First Time Home Buyers - Federal Budget 2022 Update

Are you a first time home buyer? If so, there are a few government incentives available to alleviate some of your costs.  1. Land Transfer Tax Re...
Apr 2022
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Federal Budget Update: 2022 - Property Flippers - Beware!

It is not uncommon for savvy investors to purchase property, renovate, and then resell for a gain. This process is known as “house flipping&rdqu...
Apr 2022
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Updates to the Non-Resident Speculation Tax

As part of its commitment to tackling Ontario’s housing crisis by prioritizing Ontario families and homebuyers, the government has increased the...
Apr 2022
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Tax Implications for Non-Resident Transactions

Dear Friends, I hope that you are all doing well and staying safe during these uncertain times. I know that we are all looking forward to getting back...
Feb 2022
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Updates in Estate Law Legislation - Part II

We march closer to the end of 2021, another long and strange year. Big changes have taken place in modernizing Estates law, and some of these changes ...
Jan 2022
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Updates in Estate Law Legislation

There have been numerous changes to Wills and Estates law that may warrant an update to your Wills and Estate plans. When the First Spouse Dies Witho...
May 2021
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Clarifying the Legal Implications of Rent Freezes during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a high level of uncertainty and with the current stay-at-home order in effect, the confusion behind rent freezes has...
Apr 2021
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Enforcing Condominium Rules: Mask Policies During Covid-19 Pandemic

We are now in the midst of Ontario’s third lockdown and surprisingly, the topic of the requirement to wear a mask in public places remains highl...
Apr 2021
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Escalation Clauses in Agreements of Purchase and Sale

In today’s hot real estate market, it is not uncommon for prospective purchasers and their realtors to be continually disappointed when their of...
Mar 2021
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Are You Purchasing Property with Others?

Here’s What You Need to Know More and more often, young Ontarians are pooling their finances in an effort to enter the housing market. There are many advantages to structuring a p...
Mar 2020
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The Risk of Buying Property without a Status Certificate Review

In today’s hot real estate market, it is not uncommon for a seller to receive multiple offers. To compete with other bidders, a prospective buy...
Feb 2020
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Recreational Cannabis in Condominiums

New legislation came into effect late 2018 to legalize the possession, use and production of cannabis for recreational purposes in private residences....
Jan 2019
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Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations in Condominiums

Creating a policy for electric vehicles involves many considerations. Which party will pay for the installation of the necessary infrastructure? Who p...
Apr 2018
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Recent Developments in Dependent Support from Estates

On December 5, 2016, the Ontario Legislature passed new legislation, called the All Families Are Equal Act, 2016 S.O. 2016, c.23 (Bill 28) (“the...
Aug 2017
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When Written Contracts Just Aren’t Enough - Grounds for Setting Aside Domestic Contracts

Many spouses are now choosing to enter into domestic contracts, either at the outset, during, or after their marriage or cohabitation has ended. The ...
Aug 2017
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Understanding Retroactive Child Support

In the current era of “Big Data” and information overload, law is no different from other aspects of life in the sense that one must be ca...
Aug 2017
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New Record Keeping Requirements For Corporations

If you are involved in a private Ontario corporation, whether as a director, officer or shareholder, you may be aware that there are a number of recor...
Aug 2017
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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities

In 2005, the Ontario government passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“the Act” or “AODA”).  The ...
Aug 2017
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Caught In The Middle: Custody And Access Rights Of Third Parties & Grandparents

As an increasing number of families in Ontario are experiencing conflict or a devastating event in their relationship, more and more third parties, in...
Mar 2017
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