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Ordering condo plans, tax certificates money well spent

Due diligence and about $25 could have saved a world of aggravation surrounding a sizeable townhouse title mix-up, Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein tells ... Read more

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Condo owners could face liability from short-term rentals

Some condominium corporations are struggling to address the growing popularity of short-term rentals, Toronto condominium lawyers  Armand Conant  and John De Vellis ... Read more

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Condos should use rules not bylaws for pot

Condominium corporations should adopt rules that prohibit growing marijuana in their complexes ahead of legalization later this year, says Toronto condominium lawyer Joel ... Read more

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Be cautious of add-ons to new lease agreement

Ontario’s new standardized lease agreement for residential tenancies will bring uniformity to the rental process, but landlords must ensure that any additional items they ... Read more

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Ever-changing world of condo law keeps Kleiner engaged

Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner’s practice area keeps him on his toes.  The most recent census  estimated the city’s condo dwelling ... Read more

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Bylaw helps condos crack down on short-term rentals

The City of Toronto’s move to regulate short-term rentals is good news for condo boards that want to crack down on such use by unit owners, says Toronto condominium and ... Read more

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New mortgage stress test could make homes less affordable

The government’s attempt to cool the hot housing market may actually prevent some people from being able to buy a new home, Toronto real estate lawyer  Matthias ... Read more

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Forcing owners to carry pets may contravene condo rules

A condo’s rules — including those around pets — must be deemed reasonable and can't be inconsistent with the Condominium Act or the building's ... Read more

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Condo Act amendments 'significant': Kleiner

Amendments to the Condominium Act  that took effect in November 2017 marked the most significant changes to the condominium industry since its inception, writes Toronto ... Read more

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Anonymous tip line not ideal for tackling systemic real estate issues

Although British Columbia’s real estate regulator is aiming to boost consumer protection via its new anonymous  tip line to report alleged misconduct by agents ... Read more

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Vancouver rules for short-term rentals to ease city's vacancy rate: mayor

VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver is moving to legalize short-term rental accommodation but operators will only be able to advertise their principal residence. Vancouver ... Read more

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Warranty coverage for condo conversions a boost to the industry

New warranty coverage will provide long-overdue protection for purchasers of converted condos, Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Conant to speak at CCI information session

Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant  will be speaking at an upcoming condo information session in London, Ont. The event is being hosted by the London and area ... Read more

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Berkovitz to discuss changes to condo legislation at upcoming conference

Toronto condominium and business lawyer  Joel Berkovitz  will join a panel of legal professionals to discuss new legislation and current issues facing condo boards and ... Read more

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Howden to discuss legislative changes affecting condo corps at Springfest

Toronto condominium lawyer  Deborah Howden will offer her insights on the key issues that will face condo boards and corporations in 2018 at the upcoming Springfest ... Read more

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Mackey to offer insights on changes to Condo Act at Springfest

Toronto condominium and commercial litigator  Megan Mackey will join a panel of legal professionals to discuss key issues facing condo boards and corporations in 2018 at the ... Read more

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Non-resident tax may not cool Ontario’s hot housing market: Duensing

With housing costs on a “runaway trajectory,” it remains to be seen whether the province’s attempt to stabilize the market will be successful, Toronto real ... Read more

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Condo boards can legally ban cannabis use

Although cannabis is expected to be legalized this summer, condo dwellers shouldn’t count on being able to spark up in their homes, Toronto condominium lawyer  ... Read more

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New rules for accessing condo records

Changes to the Condominium Act will affect the ability of condo owners to access records from corporations, Toronto real estate lawyer  Joel Berkovitz writes in ... Read more

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Pre-construction builds privy to market correction

Toronto’s softening housing market is a good reminder that pre-construction homes and condos are also vulnerable to price fluctuations, Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel ... Read more

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