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Plan to end double-ended real estate deals helps consumer confidence

The provincial government’s plan to put an end to a common practice among real estate agents known as double-ended deals is important for consumer confidence, says Toronto ... Read more

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Commercial real estate buys trickier than residential property

Buying commercial real estate differs significantly from personal property purchases, so it’s   vital that entrepreneurs seek legal advice early, Toronto real ... Read more

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Prompt mortgage funding crucial in hot property market

Buyers purchasing new-builds in a hot real estate market need to take particular care to get their funds ready on time, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Daniel Bernstein . ... Read more

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Conant to discuss reforms to the Condo Act at CCI-Toronto event

Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant  will discuss reforms to the Condominium Act during an upcoming session of the Canadian Condominium Institute in Toronto. ... Read more

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No fluidity in contracts

A recent Superior Court case in which a narrowly missed deadline sank a four-year-old property deal should serve as a reminder of the rigidity of contracts, says Toronto real ... Read more

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Buying a cottage comes with a unique set of issues

With summer now in full swing, some may be tempted to join the happy hordes heading to cottage country, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Sarita Samaroo-Tsaktsiris . But ... Read more

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Shibley Righton LLP creates 'powerhouse' condo law group

The condominium law group at Shibley Righton LLP  is pleased to announce the arrival of four lawyers from Miller Thomson LLP – a move that creates one of the largest ... Read more

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Should condo board candidates be owners?

A debate has broken out over whether condominium directorships should be restricted to unit owners following allegations that several condo boards in the Greater Toronto Area have ... Read more

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Legal agreements are a must in shared home ownership arrangements

By Lisa Laredo Earlier this month, about two dozen Torontonians came together in a speed-dating type of event in search of a home ownership partner. These are people who may ... Read more

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The pros and cons of charging stations in condos

With the increasing popularity of electric vehicles, condominium corporations need to be prepared for more charging station requests, says Toronto condominium ... Read more

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Failure to close property deal costs buyer entire deposit

Property buyers who waive conditions should be prepared to forfeit their entire deposit if they fail to close the deal, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Andrew Fortis . In ... Read more

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Foreign buyers' tax increases lawyer workloads

Members of the bar have seen their workload boosted by the province’s foreign buyers’ tax, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Daniel Bernstein . Formally known ... Read more

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Condos grapple with accessibility accommodation

Accessibility is the wave of the future, and condo corporations need good policies to deal with a growing number of requests for accommodation due to disability, says Toronto ... Read more

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FOLA calls for changes around all-inclusive real estate quotes

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) is calling for changes around "all-inclusive" fee quotes in real estate transactions and how they are advertised. The ... Read more

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First phase of reforms set to affect condo directors, owners

Recent changes to condominium legislation represent a “brave new world” for the industry, with stakeholders hoping that new rules will significantly improve the ... Read more

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Conant to discuss new condo legislation at CCI’s annual conference

Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant  will discuss Bill 106,  Protecting Condominium Owners Act , at the 2017 Condominium Conference & Trade Show in ... Read more

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Why drag the rest of the province into Toronto’s housing headache?

Ottawa real estate lawyer  Tanya Carlton wonders why efforts to cool Toronto’s hot housing market have to cast such a long shadow over the rest of ... Read more

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If size matters, say so

If size matters in your property deal, then you need to say so, according to Toronto real estate lawyer Andrew Fortis . In a recent case , the buyers of a commercial property ... Read more

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Rent control could stifle market supply

Rent control measures could stifle market supply if the past is any guide, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Peter Neilson . The legislature at Queen’s Park recently ... Read more

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Title insurance: a primer for homeowners

Title insurance beats out solicitors' opinions for budget-conscious home buyers, Toronto real estate lawyer Lisa Laredo tells AdvocateDaily.com . In fact, Laredo, ... Read more

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