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Realtors not at risk from online property listings: Samaroo

Toronto real estate lawyer  Sarita Samaroo  says a "protectionist mentality" is behind a lawsuit filed by a real estate board against a website offering free views of ... Read more

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Homebuyer's deposit returned following inadequate disclosure

Inadequate disclosure can land vendors in trouble in the event of a collapsed deal, Toronto real estate lawyer  Daniel Bernstein tells  AdvocateDaily.com . In a ... Read more

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Condo boards should avoid knee-jerk blanket ban on marijuana: Sa'd

Condo corporations must account for medical users of cannabis, even if they have banned smoking in their buildings, Toronto landlord/tenant lawyer  Caryma Sa’d ... Read more

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Harassment of condo managers a growing problem

Condominium corporations should enact anti-harassment rules to protect their property managers and staff, Toronto condominium and commercial litigator  Megan Mackey ... Read more

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Further disclosure ensures condo board members are capable, ethical

A disclosure obligation for candidates of condominium boards in Ontario will help ensure boards consist of members working for the good of all, Toronto condominium lawyer  ... Read more

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Money laundered before it enters B.C. housing market: Reilly

Although the government of British Columbia continues to focus on the issue of money laundering in the province’s real estate sector, the problem is that it is occurring ... Read more

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Why do lawyers have to do a title search?

By Daniel Bernstein You can’t close a deal without your lawyer doing a title search. How else will your lawyer know whether the property you want to buy still has an ... Read more

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First online condo tribunal decisions offer guidance to boards, owners

As the first few cases trickle out of the new Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT), Toronto condominium lawyer  John De Vellis  says the decisions released so ... Read more

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Shared facilities agreements part 2: the solutions

In  the final instalment of a two-part series, Toronto condominium lawyer  Warren Kleiner   discusses solutions to some of the common issues that arise ... Read more

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Cannabis bans put landlords on shaky legal ground

Landlords may struggle to impose cannabis bans on existing tenants in the light of the drug’s legalization for recreational use, Toronto landlord/tenant lawyer  Caryma ... Read more

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Technology advancements may impact condo privacy expectations

T here is no doubt the varied uses of technology are here to stay, but Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb  says the use of drones and artificial intelligence could ... Read more

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Speed is key when addressing hoarders, pests in condos

Condominium boards and managers should deal with hoarding and pest issues quickly, going to court if necessary, to stay on top of potentially expensive problems, says Toronto ... Read more

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No free pass for medical pot usersĀ in condos

Condominium corporations will only investigate if someone has been smoking or vaping cannabis in their unit when a formal complaint is lodged, Toronto condominium lawyer  ... Read more

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Caryma Sa'd's media roundup

Toronto landlord/tenant and criminal lawyer  Caryma Sa’d  is frequently called upon by the media as   a trusted source for their news stories, ... Read more

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Planned condo law changes uncertain since election

Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant tells CondoBusiness magazine he’s hopeful the new Ontario government will follow through with changes to the Condominium ... Read more

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Duty exists to accommodate medicinal pot in condos: De Vellis

While the legalization of recreational cannabis should not have much of an impact for condos that have banned smoking, accommodations must be made for those using medical ... Read more

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Is your condo board prepared for pot?

Now that Oct. 17 has come and gone, there may be a whiff of something else in the autumn air, Toronto business lawyer  Joel Berkovitz  writes in Shibley ... Read more

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Shared facilities agreements part 1: the problems

In  part  one of two-part series on shared facilities agreements, Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner outlines the most common issues that ... Read more

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Cultivating cannabis: condo rules supersede legislation

Growing weed at home may be legal under the Cannabis Act , but that doesn’t mean everyone can do it, especially those living in condos, Toronto condominium lawyer  ... Read more

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Commission-free real estate company set to expand in Canada

With a global real estate giant hoping to disrupt the Canadian market, consumers may not be so quick to sign up for the company's commission-free sales approach, Toronto real ... Read more

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