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When a contract is not a contract

Until you cross all the t’s and dot all the i’s, a contract is nothing more than an unenforceable piece of paper, says Toronto real estate lawyer  ... Read more

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Ban bully offers, double-ending to improve fairness: Samaroo

Banning bully offers and double-ending by realtors would make the real estate market fairer for consumers, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Sarita Samaroo . CBC News ... Read more

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Cancellation always a risk for pre-construction buyers, says Howden

Purchasers who wish to invest in condos prior to construction can mitigate their risk by seeking legal advice before signing on the dotted line, according to Toronto ... Read more

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Research developers to avoid construction deficiency lawsuit

Condo buyers who wish to avoid a dispute over construction deficiencies should choose their developer carefully, says Toronto condominium and commercial litigator  Megan ... Read more

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Proceed with caution with looming limitation periods

Condo corporations should err on the side of caution when it comes to limitation periods in disputes with service providers, says Toronto condominium lawyer  John De Vellis . ... Read more

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OREA urges province to revamp realtor rules

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) has released  a number of recommendations to revamp how real estate is sold, including allowing an open bidding process, Toronto ... Read more

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Conant supports fixing new home warranty program

Creating a separate regulator for builders of new homes is a “step in the right direction on many fronts,” Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant tells ... Read more

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Be aware of pre-incorporation risks: Bernstein

People who pay a deposit for a property on behalf of a company that is not yet incorporated could lose that money if the deal falls through, Toronto real estate 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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Learn strategies to manage property after death of a loved one

Toronto real estate and wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo will take part in an information session on how to handle the legal and financial complexities when a ... Read more

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Disclosure must be 'readable, free of unnecessary complexity'

The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) handed consumers a victory when it upheld a lower court’s ruling demanding that condo developers explain what they’re selling by ... Read more

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Supreme Court decision offers privacy lessons to condos

A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) criminal decision offers important guidance to condos that monitor their property with video surveillance, Toronto condominium lawyer  Joel ... Read more

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Decision against condo developer important for consumers

A developer, who was found by the Ontario Superior Court to be behaving “unreasonably” in rejecting mortgage commitments for purchasers and then relying on that ... Read more

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Options for condo boards looking to ban cannabis

Condo boards have two options if they want to prohibit smoking, growing or processing cannabis within their buildings — they can either amend their declaration or pass a ... Read more

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Proposed Tarion changes a good start: Samaroo

Creating a separate regulator for builders of new homes is a good idea, Toronto real estate lawyer  Sarita Samaroo tells The Lawyer’s Daily . But Samaroo, ... Read more

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Practising in association gives lawyers best of both worlds

Lawyers who practise in association with other legal professionals can reap some of the benefits of a larger firm environment while retaining control over their businesses, ... Read more

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Cannabis legalization leads to uncertain times for landlords

The legalization of cannabis has left many landlords wondering what rights their tenants have when it comes to its use in rental properties, Toronto real estate lawyer  ... Read more

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B.C. condo-flipping register 'one more pressure' on the market

A new online register in British Columbia aimed at tracking the flipping of pre-sale condo units represents an additional layer of expense and reporting in the market that is ... Read more

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Condominium tribunal doing an effective job: Howden

More than a year into existence, Ontario’s Condominium Act Tribunal (CAT) is working effectively, Toronto employment lawyer  Deborah Howden ... Read more

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Property management shortage could be brewing 'perfect storm'

A potential crisis is brewing as the shortage of qualified condo property managers intensifies, Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant tells  AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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