Real Estate

Consider buying rental items along with the home

When purchasing a home, consider buying out any utility and appliance rental contracts to avoid a notice of security interest being registered against title to your property, says Toronto real estate lawyer Sarita Samaroo-Tsaktsiris. Read more

Legal advice on marijuana crucial for condo boards

Condominium boards should think about whether restrictions on marijuana smoke are needed in their buildings before legalization takes effect later this year, says Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey. Read more

Conant receives ACMO award for condo reform work

Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant was recently presented with an award by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO). Read more

Samaroo-Tsaktsiris to speak at upcoming BDC event

Toronto lawyer Sarita Samaroo-Tsaktsiris will discuss options for financing and how to purchase a business at an upcoming BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) event in Etobicoke. Read more

Condo boards don’t always need owners' permission

When it comes to making changes in condominiums, boards don’t always have to seek input from unit owners, Toronto condo lawyer John De Vellis tells Law Times . Read more

'Bold' housing strategy still untested: Duensing

The federal government’s National Housing Strategy may be ambitious, but it remains to be seen whether it will be successful, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Conant to speak at two condo information sessions

Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant will discuss a variety of condo issues at two upcoming events. Read more

Historic Airbnb-condo deal a win-win: Lash

A historic partnership between Airbnb and Neptune condominiums is a win-win, says Toronto condominium lawyer Denise Lash , who helped ink the deal. Read more

Private mortgages: borrowers beware

Borrowers need to know what they’re getting into before signing up for a private mortgage because it could be more costly than they anticipate, warns Mississauga real estate and immigration lawyer Jia Junaid. Read more

Superior court ruling gives life to 'zombie deeds'

It’s questionable whether an attempt by the Ontario government to prevent so-called “zombie deeds” from being validated in the land registry system will have much of an impact because a 2015 Ontario Superior Court decision takes precedence, Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein tells Read more

Conditions exist to safeguard interests of purchasers

A booming real estate market last year caused an uptick in offers with no conditions, a phenomenon which can harm buyers, writes Toronto real estate lawyer Lisa Laredo in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

When the developer next door wants to use your property

With urban land becoming increasingly scarce, many condominium boards will be asked for access to their land when their neighbours want to build or renovate, Toronto condo lawyer John De Vellis tells CondoBusiness . Read more

Condo registry aims to improve efficiency, transparency

A new registry of condominiums across the province will finally paint an accurate picture of condominiums in Ontario, including the identity of all directors and property managers and the number of units, says Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey. Read more

Airbnb-condo deal requires further study: Conant

A deal between Airbnb and a Toronto condominium — believed to be a first in Canada — should be carefully studied to understand the legalities, says Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant. Read more

Toronto condos should update residents on short-term rental rules

Toronto condominium boards should update their unit owners about the status of short-term rentals in their buildings after the city voted to regulate the practice, Toronto condominium lawyer Joel Berkovitz tells Read more