Licensing

Due diligence vital for dealerships selling used vehicles

Car dealerships are responsible to ensure that every car they sell has a clear title and no outstanding loans against it, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Non-disclosure puts auto dealers at risk

Car dealers need to be clear and truthful in all material they post about the vehicles they’re selling, including the price, says Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi. Read more

Car dealers, salespeople must comply with strict regulations

The Ontario car sales industry is heavily regulated and subject to oversight by its regulatory body, which conducts periodic inspections to ensure consumers are protected, says Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi. Read more

Clearly defined standards needed for home inspectors

Toronto real estate lawyer Anar Dewshi says the provincial government’s plan to introduce regulations for home inspections is much needed as there are currently no clearly defined standards. Read more

Onus on dealers to ensure advertising is clear, truthful

Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi says car dealers should be careful about who they hire to create marketing campaigns as the onus is on dealers to make sure that their advertising is legal, ethical, and truthful. Read more

Dealers must do due diligence, disclose recall information

In light of massive recalls related to defective Takata airbags and Volkswagen diesel software, dealers need to be aware that they are required to disclose a vehicle’s past-use, history or condition to a purchaser or lessee, says Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi . Read more

'Curbsiders' face stiff penalties, jail time

Recent investigations and prosecutions around “curbsiders” — illegal, unlicensed auto dealers — highlights the importance of becoming a registered car dealer through the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC), says Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi . Read more

LAT reliant on factors outside its purview in revoking dealer's license

Back in 2011, Kamali-Mafroujaki was charged with sexual assault as a result of his conduct towards an employee of a dealership he was visiting. He was convicted in 2013 and was sentenced to two years’ probation — a conviction he is currently appealing. Read more

Auto dealers should be aware of MVDA advertising rules

A recent media campaign promoting all-in price advertising is just one of the key protections consumers receive when buying a car from an Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) registered dealer, says Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi . Read more