Real Estate

Cost-sharing agreements between adjacent buildings - a legal primer

Shared facility disputes are a frequent source of litigation which is why cost-sharing agreements are worthwhile to iron out ahead of time, Toronto real estate lawyer Megan Mackey tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Human side of condo law appeals to Greco

Toronto condominium lawyer Patrick Greco likes to feel involved in his clients’ communities. Read more

New technology good for real estate sector: Duensing

Despite some legal concerns, new technology is changing the way homes are bought and sold, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Province should revisit second phase of Condo Act proposals: Loeb

The Ontario government should consider streamlining the Condominium Act , Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb tells Law Times . Read more

Province failed to clarify difference between online, proxy votes: Loeb

Changes to Ontario's Condominium Act allowing electronic voting is not the panacea the government had envisioned, Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Realtors not at risk from online property listings: Samaroo

Toronto real estate lawyer Sarita Samaroo says a "protectionist mentality" is behind a lawsuit filed by a real estate board against a website offering free views of home listings. Read more

Homebuyer's deposit returned following inadequate disclosure

Inadequate disclosure can land vendors in trouble in the event of a collapsed deal, Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Harassment of condo managers a growing problem

Condominium corporations should enact anti-harassment rules to protect their property managers and staff, Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Further disclosure ensures condo board members are capable, ethical

A disclosure obligation for candidates of condominium boards in Ontario will help ensure boards consist of members working for the good of all, Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Money laundered before it enters B.C. housing market: Reilly

Although the government of British Columbia continues to focus on the issue of money laundering in the province’s real estate sector, the problem is that it is occurring before it even hits the housing market, Vancouver corporate lawyer Jonathan Reilly tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Why do lawyers have to do a title search?

By Daniel Bernstein . You can’t close a deal without your lawyer doing a title search. How else will your lawyer know whether the property you want to buy still has an old mortgage on it that was never removed? What about a lien registered by the city for unpaid taxes or by the condominium corporation for unpaid monthly maintenance fees? Read more

First online condo tribunal decisions offer guidance to boards, owners

As the first few cases trickle out of the new Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT), Toronto condominium lawyer John De Vellis says the decisions released so far largely follow existing case law. Read more

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 with shared facilities agreements. Read more

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 clash with the privacy rights of condo dwellers. Read more

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 condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey. Read more