Real Estate

Increasing role of private lenders presents risks for lawyers

Recent rule changes have made it more challenging to obtain a mortgage in Canada, with private lenders now often playing a role in helping to finance short-term loans, Toronto real estate lawyer Sarita Samaroo-Tsaktsiris tells Canadian Lawyer magazine. Read more

Webinar series to focus on Spanish legalese for lawyers

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar is presenting a three-part webinar series on Spanish legalese for lawyers in October, focusing on civil litigation, corporate-commercial and real estate terms. Read more

Nothing is anonymous when it comes to email

By John De Vellis . It's a common scenario in condominium corporations: during a dispute, anonymous email accounts or Facebook pages begin spreading rumours and making false accusations against board members, management or staff. Read more

Spooked Toronto buyers risking deposits by failing to close deals

Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein says buyers spooked by the city’s suddenly stuttering real estate market are putting their deposits at risk if they try to back out of closing a deal. Read more

Landlords risk fines under stricter eviction rules

Tenants’ rights got a boost from recent legislative changes, Toronto landlord and tenant lawyer Andrew Carvajal tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

What you need to know about buying a pre-construction condo

By Lisa Laredo . Buying a pre-construction condo is more complicated than it first seems. The easy part is what feels like the hardest — finding a condo that you love at a price you can afford. Read more

Property descriptions in sale agreement not definitive

Sales agreements are never the final word when it comes to the subject matter of a property deal, says Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein. Read more

Helping condo legislation keep pace with growth

When Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant began in the condo industry more than 25 years ago, there were fewer than 1,000 condo corporations in the city. Read more

Howden to discuss human rights complaints at CCI-Toronto event

Toronto condominium lawyer Deborah Howden will discuss how to handle human rights complaints during an upcoming session of the Canadian Condominium Institute in Toronto. Read more

Atlas Law Group sets sights on global practice

Toronto real estate and immigration lawyer Jia Junaid is an ambitious “girl boss” who is part of a new generation of women bringing a fresh entrepreneurial approach to the profession. Read more

Speculation tax more political than practical

By Lisa Laredo . The Ontario government's recently announced policy changes won’t have a significant impact on the real estate market. Read more

Plan to end double-ended real estate deals helps consumer confidence

The provincial government’s plan to put an end to a common practice among real estate agents known as double-ended deals is important for consumer confidence, says Toronto real estate lawyer Sarita Samaroo-Tsaktsiris. Read more

Commercial real estate buys trickier than residential property

Buying commercial real estate differs significantly from personal property purchases, so it’s vital that entrepreneurs seek legal advice early, Toronto real estate lawyer Lisa Laredo tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Prompt mortgage funding crucial in hot property market

Buyers purchasing new-builds in a hot real estate market need to take particular care to get their funds ready on time, says Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein. Read more

Conant to discuss reforms to the Condo Act at CCI-Toronto event

Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant will discuss reforms to the Condominium Act during an upcoming session of the Canadian Condominium Institute in Toronto. Read more