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Legal advice on marijuana crucial for condo boards

Condominium boards should think about whether restrictions on marijuana smoke are needed in their buildings before legalization takes effect later this year, says Toronto ... Read more

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Conant receives ACMO award for condo reform work

Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant  was recently presented with an award by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO). Conant, partner and ... Read more

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Samaroo-Tsaktsiris to speak at upcoming BDC event

Toronto lawyer  Sarita Samaroo-Tsaktsiris will discuss options for financing and how to purchase a business at an upcoming BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) event ... Read more

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Condo boards don’t always need owners' permission

When it comes to making changes in condominiums, boards don’t always have to seek input from unit owners, Toronto condo lawyer  John De Vellis tells Law Times . ... Read more

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'Bold' housing strategy still untested: Duensing

The federal government’s National Housing Strategy may be ambitious, but it remains to be seen whether it will be successful, Toronto real estate lawyer  Matthias ... Read more

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Conant to speak at two condo information sessions

Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant will discuss a variety of condo issues at two upcoming events. Conant, partner and head of the condominium law group ... Read more

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Historic Airbnb-condo deal a win-win: Lash

A historic partnership between Airbnb and Neptune condominiums is a win-win, says Toronto condominium lawyer Denise Lash , who helped ink the deal. “Prior to the ... Read more

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Private mortgages: borrowers beware

Borrowers need to know what they’re getting into before signing up for a private mortgage because it could be more costly than they anticipate, warns Mississauga real ... Read more

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Superior court ruling gives life to 'zombie deeds'

It’s questionable whether an attempt by the Ontario government to prevent so-called “zombie deeds” from being validated in the land registry system will have ... Read more

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Conditions exist to safeguard interests of purchasers

A booming real estate market last year caused an uptick in offers with no conditions, a phenomenon which can harm buyers, writes Toronto real estate lawyer Lisa Laredo in The ... Read more

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When the developer next door wants to use your property

With urban land becoming increasingly scarce, many condominium boards will be asked for access to their land when their neighbours want to build or renovate, Toronto condo ... Read more

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Condo registry aims to improve efficiency, transparency

A new registry of condominiums across the province will finally paint an accurate picture of condominiums in Ontario, including the identity of all directors and property ... Read more

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Airbnb-condo deal requires further study: Conant

A deal between Airbnb and a Toronto condominium — believed to be a first in Canada — should be carefully studied to understand the legalities, says Toronto ... Read more

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Toronto condos should update residents on short-term rental rules

Toronto condominium boards should update their unit owners about the status of short-term rentals in their buildings after the city voted to regulate the practice, Toronto ... Read more

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Status certificates invaluable for potential condo buyers

A status certificate provides security for prospective condominium purchasers by alerting them to potential issues that could end up adding to their costs, Toronto real estate ... Read more

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Canadian cities crack down on Airbnb and others

Toronto City Council has passed new rules to crack down on short-stay accommodations like Airbnb, Toronto real estate lawyer  Matthias Duensing tells The ... Read more

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Samaroo-Tsaktsiris to discuss how land transfer tax applies to spouses

Toronto real estate lawyer Sarita Samaroo-Tsaktsiris will discuss land transfer tax and how it applies to spouses at an upcoming information session for real estate agents. ... Read more

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Rules for first-time homebuyers tricky for spouses

Determining if you qualify for Ontario’s first-time-homebuyer land transfer tax credit is often confusing for spouses, so it’s best to talk to a residential real ... Read more

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Vancouver Vacancy Tax to impact retirees, purchasers in 2018

Several retirees and companies are likely to be inadvertently caught up in the City of Vancouver’s recent move to tax ‘vacant’ properties, leaving them with few ... Read more

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Workplace wellness an issue for firms of all sizes

Small firms can take the lead on workplace wellness, Mississauga real estate and immigration lawyer  Jia Junaid  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Junaid, principal ... Read more

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