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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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Investment in legal advice pays off for landlords, tenants

Landlords and tenants should resist the temptation to go it alone when they encounter legal troubles, Toronto landlord/tenant lawyer  Caryma Sa’d tells  ... Read more

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SCC decision allows Toronto realtors to publish home sales data

The Supreme Court of Canada’s refusal to hear an appeal from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) comes as no surprise to many in the business, Toronto real estate ... Read more

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Non-legal jobs boost law students' people skills

Law firms often underrate the role of tough, non-legal jobs in developing the soft skills critical to the successful practice of law, says Mississauga real estate and immigration ... Read more

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Size of condo doesn’t matter in duty to accommodate

Regardless of the size of the building, condominium corporations are obligated to accommodate a person with disabilities, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing writes ... Read more

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Planning, advice may help mitigate joint tenancy tax issues

While property transfers can be a relatively straightforward estate planning tool, clients can inadvertently trigger tax liabilities if they make seemingly "insignificant" changes ... Read more

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Find 'nuanced' approach to cannabis rules in leases

While landlords and tenants are likely to encounter some “growing pains” with the legalization of cannabis, blanket bans are not the answer, says Toronto ... Read more

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Condo developers’ interests still trump owners

The interests of condominium developers continue to supersede those of buyers although   legislation offering more consumer protection waits to be proclaimed, Toronto ... Read more

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New mortgage rules will make borrowing easier for self-employed

New mortgage rules recently announced by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) should make it easier for self-employed workers to secure mortgages, Toronto real ... Read more

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'Buyer beware' when purchasing dream home: Aulis

Homebuyers must heed the old adage of "buyer beware" to avoid pitfalls when making that major purchase, says Toronto general practice lawyer Patrick J. Aulis . Not ... Read more

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Procuring contractor services Part 2: choosing a winning bid

In the second instalment of a three-part series, Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey discusses how to choose a winning bid.      ... Read more

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GTA realtors can now publish home sales data on their websites

TORONTO — The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has refused to hear an appeal from the country's largest real estate board that would have prevented its ... Read more

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Recent steps having little effect on B.C. housing market stability

The B.C. government’s recent solutions aimed at increasing affordability in Vancouver’s real estate sector have not stabilized the housing market, but have instead ... Read more

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Condo board's blog keeps residents in the know

An engaged board of directors can lay the foundation for healthy condo governance, Toronto condominium lawyer  Deborah Howden tells AdvocateDaily.com . One director ... Read more

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Short-term rentals causing headaches for condo boards

The increasing number of units being used as short-term rentals is causing headaches for condominium boards, says Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb . ... Read more

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Storyteller Sa'd brings the law to the people

Inside and outside the courtroom, Toronto criminal and landlord/tenant lawyer  Caryma Sa’d is a storyteller. “As an advocate, your job is essentially to ... Read more

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Off-site condo owners should be reachable

It's up to off-site condominium owners to provide up-to-date contact information in case of emergencies and to receive compliance notices, says Toronto condo lawyer  John De ... Read more

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OCA rules on interpretation of illegal substances clause

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision that looked at the interpretation of an illegal substances clause in a real estate agreement reaffirms that if a purchaser wants to protect ... Read more

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Condo Act amendments increase burden on all parties: Loeb

While the recent amendments to Ontario’s  Condominium Act  may have been initiated to make life easier for unit owners and condo corporations, they have ended up ... Read more

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SST Law sponsoring dinner with Lawyer’s Feed the Hungry

SST Law Professional Corporation is sponsoring a Lawyer’s Feed the Hungry dinner on Aug. 8, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Sarita Samaroo-Tsaktsiris . The meal ... Read more

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