Mondaq Canada: Real Estate and Construction
The Ross Firm
Prudent home buyers do not skip the home inspection. Behind walls, carpets and ceilings, any number of unseen problems may lurk - from faulty electrical to foundation flaws.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
On July 4, 2017, the Court of Québec rendered a judgment1 declaring section 197. of the Building Act, which stipulates a minimum fine of $10,481 for acting as a building contractor without...
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
Condo directors will no doubt have heard about some of the changes being made to condominium legislation in Ontario.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
High-profile residents of the Annex have brought their fight against a proposed midrise condo development to the Toronto & East York community council.
Field LLP
In dismissing an appeal by an Alberta lawyer who alleged that his Charter rights were violated by an order allowing a law society investigator to search his computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices, ...
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Home sales slowed down through August so much that there was a 34.8 per cent drop in sales compared to last year.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Buying real estate is like buying a used car; if you are not careful, you can end up with a lemon.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
With detached homes in Toronto reaching unattainable prices and an abundance of high rise condos taking over the city skyline, most of which are either purchased and sitting empty...
Stewart McKelvey
New Brunswick's Final Report of the Select Committee on Cannabis was released September 1, 2017.
The Ross Firm
When a real estate broker and client enter a formal relationship, the parties typically seal the arrangement by signing a written contract.
Miller Thomson LLP
Dans l'industrie de la construction, l'obligation de renseignement fait habituellement référence à l'obligation qui incombe au donneur d'ouvrage de fournir...
Miller Thomson LLP
La Cour supérieure dans l'affaire Sintra Inc. c. Procureur Général du Québec (Ministère des Transports) a récemment validé une clause pénale du MTQ bien connue des entrepreneurs œuvrant...
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Ryerson gave this years incoming first year students the opportunity to live in "all gender" student housing, the first of its kind in Canada.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On June 29, 2017, the Ontario government announced the Surplus Property Transition Initiative, a program that facilitates the ability of government agencies, not-for-profits, charities...
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Many home-buyers got caught in the spring real estate downturn. As a result, many homes have had delayed closings and people have even backed out of real estate deals, not caring that they will lose their deposit.
The Ross Firm
Under Ontario consumer protection law, certain contracts come with a cooling off period. During this limited time, a purchaser can cancel for any or no reason and receive a refund.
Siskinds LLP
Municipalities are starting to focus on finding ways to reduce the pollution, traffic congestion, and other urban issues caused by an overabundance of cars on municipal streets.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Caleb Pheluong, a Vancouver resident, was served eviction papers once his landlord discovered that he intended to have his boyfriend stay over one night.
The Ross Firm
According to a recent survey conducted by Square One Insurance Services, 11 per cent of house owners across Ontario, B.C. and Alberta rent out some portion of their property to non-family.
Gardiner Roberts LLP
With the 2017 summer cottage season winding down, a recent case involving sparing neighbours reminds us of the importance of ensuring you have some form of legalized road access to your rural retreat.
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Canadians selling U.S. real estate face a number of challenges, most notably the difficulty in finding someone with special training on this topic.
The Ross Firm
According to a recent survey conducted by Square One Insurance Services, 11 per cent of house owners across Ontario, B.C. and Alberta rent out some portion of their property to non-family.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Many home-buyers got caught in the spring real estate downturn. As a result, many homes have had delayed closings and people have even backed out of real estate deals, not caring that they will lose their deposit.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada recently refused leave to appeal in two noteworthy Aboriginal law cases, meaning that the lower court decisions continue to have precedential value and remain the current state of the law.
Stewart McKelvey
New Brunswick's Final Report of the Select Committee on Cannabis was released September 1, 2017.
Aird & Berlis LLP
In April, the federal government introduced Bill C-45 (the "Cannabis Act"), which provides for the legalization of recreational marijuana in June 2018.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
There is a lot of confusion when it comes to renting property in Ontario with pets. Many Ontarians believe it is illegal for tenants to discriminate against pet owners and that landlords cannot reject potential tenants for their pets.
Lerners
Consumers are increasingly interested in leasing and sharing products rather than buying and owning them.
The Ross Firm
When a real estate broker and client enter a formal relationship, the parties typically seal the arrangement by signing a written contract.
Minden Gross LLP
While commercial leases will vary from agreement to agreement, all leases will contain provisions that aim to protect the rights of the landlord and the tenant.
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