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Ontario’s New Housing Supply Action Plan: Bill 23 - The More Homes Built Faster Act

Sweeping legislative and regulatory reforms coming soon The Province of Ontario is in an ongoing crisis of home unavailability and unaffordability. Among other measures, on October 25, 2022, the Government ...
Nov 2022
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Ontario Court of Appeal Weighs in on the Return of a Deposit Under an Agreement of Purchase and Sale

1854329 Ontario Inc. v. Cairo, 2022 ONCA 744 and Relief from Forfeiture A recent Ontario decision cautions real estate professionals on the importance of due diligence as well as the need to effectively negotiate extension...
Nov 2022
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Is Halifax Expropriating a Developers Land? Supreme Court of Canada Orders Trial to Find Out

The law of de facto expropriation and property rights in Canada: A review of Annapolis Group Inc v Halifax Regional Municipality Annapolis Group (“the Group”) is a Halifax developer. They have owned about 1000 acres of land in the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes area ...
Nov 2022
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A Title Insurance Guide: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Home Purchase

What is it, what does it cover and why should you purchase it? In real estate transactions, title insurance is incredibly important, yet seldom understood. In response, we have prepared this guide on title insuran...
Oct 2022
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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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A Guide to Pre-Construction Assignment Transactions

The process of “assigning” an interest in an agreement of purchase and sale is a relatively new concept in Waterloo Region and it is quick...
Mar 2019
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Don’t Let Agreement To Lease Provisions Trap You In A Bad Lease

When a landlord’s commercial premises are up for lease and the leasing broker locates an interested tenant, it is quite common for the prospecti...
Feb 2014
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Property Managers: Mandatory Condominium Manager Qualifications Are Coming

Ontario has commenced a formal review of the Condominium Act.  Although the review is still underway, the review panel has issued a first recomme...
Feb 2014
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