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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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Samaroo among elite women of real estate: REP

Real estate may still be a male-dominated profession, but there’s a demographic shift in the works, Toronto real estate lawyer  Sarita Samaroo tells Real Estate ... Read more

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Always review a current status certificate before buying a condo

By Lisa Laredo Buying a condo is not the same as buying a house. With a condo, there are a few extra details you should check before signing the deal. A crucial one is the ... Read more

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Governance tips for condo directors

Condominium directors on the board could benefit from additional training in governance issues beyond what mandatory education courses provide, Toronto condominium ... Read more

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Costs, requirements of new real estate transparency law concerning

Although the idea of transparency sounds “laudable,” there are risks if new legislation aimed at ending hidden ownership of real estate in British Columbia make it too ... Read more

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CAO looking for feedback to continue to improve

Since it’s official launch, the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) has been busy providing support to the condo community, Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand ... Read more

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Court says title insurance covers losses of badly built property

Structural deficiencies missed because of poor construction may be covered by title insurance in the wake of a recent Superior Court decision, Toronto real estate ... Read more

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Procuring contractor services Part 3: the service agreement

In the final instalment of a three-part series, Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey discusses service agreements and penalty clauses.    ... 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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