Real Estate
Michael Ford (post until Oct. 31/18)
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Step one for prudent homebuyers: consult with a lawyer

First-time homebuyers are poised to make costly mistakes if they jump into the market without having deals vetted by a lawyer, Mississauga real estate and immigration lawyer  ... Read more

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Be on the lookout for Kitec plumbing

When selling a home built between 1997 and 2005, lawyers should include a statutory declaration that the vendor has no knowledge that Kitec plumbing is present, says Toronto real ... Read more

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Agent shares blame for missed mould, must pay buyers $35,000

A recent decision highlights the duty of care owed by real estate agents to homebuyers, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Daniel Bernstein . In the case , a judge ordered ... Read more

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New legislation proposes to increase protection for new homebuyers

Although the Ontario new home warranties plan has been in effect for more than 40 years, it has given rise to persistent complaints of an appearance of conflict of interest ... Read more

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Reforms to condo regulations now a reality

After months of review and comment, the licensing of condominium managers and a number of other reforms to the Condominium Act, 1998  came into effect on Nov. 1, ... Read more

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New powers coming for condo corporations

Imminent changes to Ontario’s condo laws will give unit owners new information and powers to control their corporations, says Toronto condominium lawyer  John De ... Read more

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Tips on closing up your cottage for the winter

By Matthias Duensing With the sights and sounds of fall fairs overwhelming our senses and cool frosty mornings bringing a chill to the air, it can only mean that our ... Read more

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Who gets the money when condo land is expropriated?

The expropriation of a condominium's common property has raised the question of who gets the money — those who owned a unit when the land was officially taken or those ... Read more

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Responsibility for condo repair a complex issue

Condo owners may wonder who is responsible for restoration after their unit sustains water or other damage, but issues relating to repair and insurance are some of the most ... Read more

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Co-buying a house not as rosy as the dream

Turning to property co-ownership in an expensive housing market can make a dream home affordable, but there can be risks that need to be addressed up front, Toronto real estate ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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, ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 . On Sept. 1, changes ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 . The CBC recently reported ... Read more

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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. There ... Read more

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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

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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 ... Read more

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