Real Estate

Condo Act amendments 'significant': Kleiner

Amendments to the Condominium Act that took effect in November 2017 marked the most significant changes to the condominium industry since its inception, writes Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner in Condo Voice . Read more

Warranty coverage for condo conversions a boost to the industry

New warranty coverage will provide long-overdue protection for purchasers of converted condos, Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Conant to speak at CCI information session

Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant will be speaking at an upcoming condo information session in London, Ont. Read more

Berkovitz to discuss changes to condo legislation at upcoming conference

Toronto condominium and business lawyer Joel Berkovitz will join a panel of legal professionals to discuss new legislation and current issues facing condo boards and corporations at the upcoming Springfest conference. Read more

Howden to discuss legislative changes affecting condo corps at Springfest

Toronto condominium lawyer Deborah Howden will offer her insights on the key issues that will face condo boards and corporations in 2018 at the upcoming Springfest conference. Read more

Mackey to offer insights on changes to Condo Act at Springfest

Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey will join a panel of legal professionals to discuss key issues facing condo boards and corporations in 2018 at the upcoming Springfest conference. Read more

Non-resident tax may not cool Ontario’s hot housing market: Duensing

With housing costs on a “runaway trajectory,” it remains to be seen whether the province’s attempt to stabilize the market will be successful, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Condo boards can legally ban cannabis use

Although cannabis is expected to be legalized this summer, condo dwellers shouldn’t count on being able to spark up in their homes, Toronto condominium lawyer Deborah Howden tells NOW magazine. Read more

New rules for accessing condo records

Changes to the Condominium Act will affect the ability of condo owners to access records from corporations, Toronto real estate lawyer Joel Berkovitz writes in Condominium Manager magazine. Read more

Pre-construction builds privy to market correction

Toronto’s softening housing market is a good reminder that pre-construction homes and condos are also vulnerable to price fluctuations, Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Proposed CSA amendments to protect small investors

Proposed rules around syndicated mortgage investments (SMI) will help “weed out” those who are taking advantage of unsophisticated investors, Toronto corporate and commercial lawyer Marlin Horst tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Condo pitfalls avoided with pre-purchase legal advice

Consulting a lawyer before a condo purchase can help buyers avoid nasty shocks after closing, Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Inclusionary zoning could unite or further divide

The Ontario government’s plan to create more affordable housing comes with a controversial inclusionary zoning provision, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Beware of 'zombie deeds'

Without administrative changes to the land registration system, the government has no way to determine the intent of the transferor, Toronto real estate and wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Protecting your real estate asset

Title insurance and a real property report both offer homebuyers protection, but one is not a substitute for the other, Toronto real estate lawyer Patrick J. Aulis tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more