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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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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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