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Conant to provide insight on Condo Act changes

Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant will be part of a panel discussion hosted by the Canadian Condominium Institute (Toronto and Area Chapter), discussing the Ontario ... Read more

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Cottages and the septic system

By Lisa Laredo It’s cottage season and the onset of warm weather is an inspiration to start thinking seriously about investing in that summer retreat you’ve ... Read more

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Province's condo reform will impact lawyers

The reforms designed to assist Ontario’s condo owners will also provide business opportunities for condominium lawyers, real estate and developer lawyers and litigators, ... Read more

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OCA provides commentary on entire agreement clauses, SPIS

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision shines a light on entire agreement clauses in the standard residential agreement of purchase and sale and on the use of the seller ... Read more

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Conant: proposed changes ‘monumental’ for condo industry

The Ontario government’s long-anticipated revisions to the Condominium Act and legislation for the licensing of property managers are a “game changer,” says ... Read more

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Case may usher in new era for purchasers of new condo units

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision raises questions about the conflict between consumer protection legislation and traditional common law principles such as buyer beware, write ... Read more

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OCA examines law around Seller Property Information Statements

By Lisa Laredo The Ontario Court of Appeal recently had the opportunity to examine the law surrounding Seller Property Information Statements in Soboczynski v. Beauchamp , ... Read more

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High insurance premiums cause for concern in Ontario

Toronto condo lawyer Armand Conant weighs in on the increasing problem of insurance companies refusing new clients or demanding higher premiums in a recent Reuters article. ... Read more

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The problem with 'insuring over' title claims

Toronto real estate and criminal lawyer Blair Drummie says the trend of title insurers “insuring over” claims rather than correcting the deficiencies will ... Read more

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Decision provides clarity for condo arbitration appeals

A recent Superior Court of Ontario decision provides guidance on the appropriate standard of review of an arbitrator’s decision in the context of an award held pursuant to ... Read more

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Real property defects: a vendor’s obligation to disclose

By Lisa Laredo Any examination of the law regarding defects in real property commences with the famous statement by Prof. Bora Laskin in the Law Society of Upper Canada ... Read more

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Pros and cons of purchasing a new or resale condo

By Lisa Laredo A recent  Toronto Star article reports that more than 20,000 new condominium units were completed in Toronto in 2014, and that by the end of October, ... Read more

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Relief available for property owners with defective Kitec piping

There is some relief available for commercial, industrial and residential property owners who have recalled Kitec piping installed, writes Toronto condominium lawyer  Deborah ... Read more

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Condo owners should be aware of building rules and bylaws

By Lisa Laredo Recently, a condominium owner in Edmonton ran into problems when his car was towed by his condominium corporation after he allowed the tags to expire on his ... Read more

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Ontario considers e-signatures for real estate deals

Legal Feeds reports that the provincial government "is looking to modernize real estate transactions by setting out the rules for electronic signatures on documents such as ... Read more

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Airbnb can leave hosts open to legal action

By Lisa Laredo Airbnb is a fairly new company, founded in 2008, that uses a social networking model to connect travellers with hosts willing to sublet space to them for a ... Read more

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Howden to speak at Condominium Conference

Toronto human rights and condominium lawyer Deborah Howden will be presenting at the 18th annual Condominium Conference in Toronto. Howden, partner with Shibley Righton LPP , ... Read more

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Toronto establishes a local appeal body

The City of Toronto has created a local appeal body (LAB), which will hear appeals from the Committee of Adjustments on minor variance and consent applications, thereby avoiding ... Read more

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Pros and cons of urban condo family living

By Lisa Laredo If you look at new real estate development around Toronto, it seems like a city full of condominiums. A condo in the downtown core has long been the dream for ... Read more

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Struggling CBC could reduce real estate footprint

News that the Canadian Broadcast Corporation has to cut its budget by $115 million over the next three years has some wondering if the broadcaster will sell or lease its downtown ... Read more

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