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Rent control could stifle market supply

Rent control measures could stifle market supply if the past is any guide, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Peter Neilson . The legislature at Queen’s Park recently ... Read more

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Title insurance: a primer for homeowners

Title insurance beats out solicitors' opinions for budget-conscious home buyers, Toronto real estate lawyer Lisa Laredo tells AdvocateDaily.com . In fact, Laredo, ... Read more

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Lawyers need clarity on tax changes affecting real estate transactions

A package of provincial policy measures designed to cool the Greater Golden Horseshoe housing market raises serious issues for real estate lawyers and must be clarified ... Read more

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Joint tenancy: condo boards and Bill C-45

With recreational marijuana slated to become legal next spring, condominium corporations should start thinking about what steps they’ll need to take to ensure harmony among ... Read more

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Title searches critical in real estate deals

Title searches are an essential part of purchasing a property, Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein  tells AdvocateDaily.com . Bernstein, a lawyer with Weltman ... Read more

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Costly lessons in buying a new home

By Matthias Duensing It’s a seller’s market in and around Toronto. Buyers frequently make one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives within ... Read more

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Who’s on the hook for supplemental property tax bills?

No one wants to pay extra property taxes, but that’s the risk buyers of newly built   homes   take when they don’t seek legal advice before signing purchase ... Read more

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Conant to discuss new condo legislation at SpringFest

Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant will provide an update on Bill 106, Protecting Condominium Owners Act , at the upcoming SpringFest in Toronto. Conant, partner ... Read more

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Hot real estate market can't always be cooled by legislation

Politicians hoping to solve the Greater Toronto Area’s housing affordability crisis with legislation should proceed with caution, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Peter ... Read more

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Elevator repair legislation timely given construction boom

Proposed legislation that would make timely elevator repair mandatory in Ontario is much needed, given the increase in development and condominium construction in the city, ... Read more

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Can condo boards ban smoking in units?

Health Canada’s proposal to ban smoking in apartments and condominiums is raising questions among condo owners who intentionally purchased units in buildings where smoking ... Read more

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Property flips come with tax consequences

Canadian property flippers should prepare to pay tax on all their profits, says Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein . While property speculators have often tried to ... Read more

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Multiple wills could prove useful for some B.C. businesses

With probate now optional under British Columbia's new  Wills Estates and Succession Act , businesses owners in the province have the ability to create multiple wills, ... Read more

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Buyer protection, dispute resolution central to new condo laws

Following explosive growth in Ontario’s condominium industry over the last two decades, legislative changes are on the way that will hopefully help protect consumers in a ... Read more

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New condo purchases can bring closing day surprises

Hiring a lawyer can help buyers of newly constructed condos avoid surprises when closing day arrives, says Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein . Purchasing a new ... Read more

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More lenders rejecting POAs in real estate deals

A rise in fraud is behind the stiffer rules some lenders are imposing on buyers using a power of attorney for real estate transactions, says Toronto real estate lawyer  ... Read more

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Consider conveyance issues after death of property owner

From a real property law standpoint, many important aspects of conveyancing need to be addressed following the death of a registered owner, Toronto real estate lawyer  Lisa ... Read more

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Lender can rely on title register when mortgage not fraudulent

A recent Divisional Court decision that found a mortgage was not a fraudulent instrument allowed the lender to rely upon the state of the title register which showed no prior ... Read more

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Private mortgage means added reporting obligation for lawyers

A new mortgage ‘stress test’ introduced last fall may ultimately lead some first-time homebuyers and those with an increased household debt load to turn to private, ... Read more

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Implementation of new tax creates problems for B.C. homebuyers

The B.C. government opted for a quick implementation of its new property transfer tax, aimed at slowing the Vancouver housing market — which has resulted in confusion and ... Read more

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