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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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Lawyers need clarity on tax changes affecting real estate transactions

A package of provincial policy measures designed to cool the Greater Golden Horseshoe housing market raises serious issues for real estate lawyers and must be clarified ... Read more

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Joint tenancy: condo boards and Bill C-45

With recreational marijuana slated to become legal next spring, condominium corporations should start thinking about what steps they’ll need to take to ensure harmony among ... Read more

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Title searches critical in real estate deals

Title searches are an essential part of purchasing a property, Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein  tells AdvocateDaily.com . Bernstein, a lawyer with Weltman ... Read more

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Costly lessons in buying a new home

By Matthias Duensing It’s a seller’s market in and around Toronto. Buyers frequently make one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives within ... Read more

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Who’s on the hook for supplemental property tax bills?

No one wants to pay extra property taxes, but that’s the risk buyers of newly built   homes   take when they don’t seek legal advice before signing purchase ... Read more

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Conant to discuss new condo legislation at SpringFest

Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant will provide an update on Bill 106, Protecting Condominium Owners Act , at the upcoming SpringFest in Toronto. Conant, partner ... Read more

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No obligation to mitigate losses for stiffed commercial landlords

Commercial tenants should think twice about halting their rent payments if they have the money to cover them, says Toronto real estate lawyer Andrew Fortis . In 7Marli ... Read more

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Hot real estate market can't always be cooled by legislation

Politicians hoping to solve the Greater Toronto Area’s housing affordability crisis with legislation should proceed with caution, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Peter ... Read more

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Elevator repair legislation timely given construction boom

Proposed legislation that would make timely elevator repair mandatory in Ontario is much needed, given the increase in development and condominium construction in the city, ... Read more

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Avoiding catastrophe in commercial real estate - Part Three: Refinancing

With 15 years of experience in the area, Toronto real estate lawyer Andrew Fortis has seen his fair share of commercial real estate disasters. However, Fortis, a partner with ... Read more

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Can condo boards ban smoking in units?

Health Canada’s proposal to ban smoking in apartments and condominiums is raising questions among condo owners who intentionally purchased units in buildings where smoking ... Read more

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The perils of rushing to buy in a new development

Anyone considering buying a home in a new development should know what’s at stake when they rush to sign a purchase agreement, says Ottawa real estate lawyer Tanya ... Read more

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