Real Estate

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

Buying a cottage comes with a unique set of issues

With summer now in full swing, some may be tempted to join the happy hordes heading to cottage country, says Toronto real estate lawyer Sarita Samaroo-Tsaktsiris. Read more

Shibley Righton LLP creates 'powerhouse' condo law group

With the addition of the new members, Shibley Righton’s team will double in size, becoming the largest condo law group with full-service backing in Toronto, says Conant. Read more

Should condo board candidates be owners?

A debate has broken out over whether condominium directorships should be restricted to unit owners following allegations that several condo boards in the Greater Toronto Area have been taken over by outsiders, says Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant. Read more

Legal agreements are a must in shared home ownership arrangements

By Lisa Laredo . Earlier this month, about two dozen Torontonians came together in a speed-dating type of event in search of a home ownership partner. These are people who may have sizeable down payments but, in today’s hot Toronto housing market, can’t make a go of it alone. What they each need is someone willing to share a roof with them without necessarily sharing a life. Read more

The pros and cons of charging stations in condos

With the increasing popularity of electric vehicles, condominium corporations need to be prepared for more charging station requests, says Toronto condominium lawyer Joel Berkovitz. Read more

Foreign buyers' tax increases lawyer workloads

Members of the bar have seen their workload boosted by the province’s foreign buyers’ tax, says Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein. Read more