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Who gets the money when condo land is expropriated?

The expropriation of a condominium's common property has raised the question of who gets the money — those who owned a unit when the land was officially taken or those ... Read more

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Responsibility for condo repair a complex issue

Condo owners may wonder who is responsible for restoration after their unit sustains water or other damage, but issues relating to repair and insurance are some of the most ... Read more

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Co-buying a house not as rosy as the dream

Turning to property co-ownership in an expensive housing market can make a dream home affordable, but there can be risks that need to be addressed up front, Toronto real estate ... Read more

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Increasing role of private lenders presents risks for lawyers

Recent rule changes have made it more challenging to obtain a mortgage in Canada, with private lenders now often playing a role in helping to finance short-term loans, Toronto ... Read more

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Webinar series to focus on Spanish legalese for lawyers

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar is presenting a three-part webinar series on Spanish legalese for lawyers in October, focusing on civil litigation, ... Read more

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Good communication with neighbours can save legal, personal strife

Good communication with neighbours can save homeowners thousands of dollars in legal costs, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Andrew Fortis . In a recent decision , ... Read more

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Nothing is anonymous when it comes to email

By John De Vellis It's a common scenario in condominium corporations: during a dispute, anonymous email accounts or Facebook pages begin spreading rumours and making false ... Read more

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Spooked Toronto buyers risking deposits by failing to close deals

Toronto real estate lawyer  Daniel Bernstein says buyers spooked by the city’s suddenly stuttering real estate market are putting their deposits at risk if they try to ... Read more

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Landlords risk fines under stricter eviction rules

Tenants’ rights got a boost from recent legislative changes, Toronto landlord and tenant lawyer  Andrew Carvajal tells  AdvocateDaily.com . On Sept. 1, changes ... Read more

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What you need to know about buying a pre-construction condo

By Lisa Laredo Buying a pre-construction condo is more complicated than it first seems. The easy part is what feels like the hardest — finding a condo that you love at ... Read more

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Property descriptions in sale agreement not definitive

Sales agreements are never the final word when it comes to the subject matter of a property deal, says Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein . The CBC recently reported ... Read more

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Helping condo legislation keep pace with growth

When Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant  began in the condo industry more than 25 years ago, there were fewer than 1,000 condo corporations in the city. There ... Read more

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Howden to discuss human rights complaints at CCI-Toronto event

Toronto condominium lawyer Deborah Howden will discuss how to handle human rights complaints during an upcoming session of the Canadian Condominium Institute in Toronto. ... Read more

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Real estate investment comes with responsibilities

Real estate may be the vehicle of choice for some investors, but property ownership does bring obligations — including tax considerations, Toronto real estate lawyer  ... Read more

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Atlas Law Group sets sights on global practice

Toronto real estate and immigration lawyer Jia Junaid is an ambitious “girl boss” who is part of a new generation of women bringing a fresh entrepreneurial approach ... Read more

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Speculation tax more political than practical

By Lisa Laredo   The Ontario government's recently announced policy changes won’t have a significant impact on the real estate market. Non-resident speculation ... Read more

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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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