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Forever Means 40 Years: Court Limits Perpetual Restrictive Covenants In Ontario Real Estate
Restrictive covenants registered on title to real property in Ontario that are stated to survive indefinitely will no longer survive forever.
Canada
30 Sep 2019
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Transparency Is Coming: B.C. Passes Real Estate Beneficial Ownership Disclosure And Public Registry Law
On May 16, 2019, the Land Owner Transparency Act (LOTA), one of the B.C. government's signature pieces of legislation to address hidden ownership of real estate in B.C., became law.
Canada
10 Jun 2019
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There Must Be Some Mistake: Purchase Price Must Be In Numbers And Words…Or Not
The recent decision of Intergulf Investment Corporation v. 0954704 B.C. Ltd. from the British Columbia Court of Appeal (Court of Appeal) serves as a reminder to buyers and sellers of real estate,
Canada
22 Feb 2019
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What The New Speculation And Vacancy Tax Act Means For B.C. Real Estate
British Columbia's Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act (Bill 45) (SVTA) recently received royal assent.
Canada
10 Jan 2019
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Real Estate Developers In B.C. Face New Reporting Requirements For Assignments Of Pre-Sale Purchase Agreements
Effective January 1, 2019, developers marketing real estate development properties located in British Columbia will be subject to new information collection, reporting, and document retention requirements with respect to assignments of purchase agreements.
Canada
21 Nov 2018
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Confronting Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing: Canada Considers Vast Changes To AML Regime
This bulletin highlights the key changes proposed by the Report and discusses their potential implications, if implemented.
Canada
15 Nov 2018
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B.C. To Crack Down On Hidden Ownership Of Real Estate With New Reporting Obligations
On June 20, 2018, the B.C. Ministry of Finance released a white paper on draft legislation that will require reporting on beneficial ownership of land in B.C.
Canada
11 Jul 2018
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Secure The Deal: Be Clear About Title In Real Estate Purchase And Sale Agreements
In its recent decision, JBP Developments Ltd. v. Li, the Supreme Court of British Columbia reminded sellers of real estate and their advisers about the basic obligation to transfer clear title...
Canada
22 Mar 2018
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Duties On Transfers Of Immovables In Quebec: Department Of Finance Exempts Partnerships
On December 20, 2017, the Quebec Department of Finance published its end-of-year bulletin, Information Bulletin 2017-14 (Bulletin).
Canada
12 Jan 2018
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Quebec Transfer Duties On Immovables: Recent Developments
The introduction of these amendments has raised questions about the scope of their application.
Canada
28 Sep 2017
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OSFI Looks To Further Tighten Mortgage Underwriting Standards, Issues Revised Guideline B-20 For Comment
Below we look at some of the new measures proposed by OSFI in the Draft Guideline to address these concerns.
Canada
13 Jul 2017
12
Ontario Introduces A 15 Per Cent Non-Resident Speculation Tax On Certain Real Estate
On April 20, 2017, the Ontario government announced that it is imposing a 15 per cent non-resident speculation tax on the purchase or acquisition of interests in residential property...
Canada
26 Apr 2017
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B.C. Court Of Appeal Denies Class Certification Of Environmental Nuisance Claim
On February 15, 2017, the B.C. Court of Appeal issued its decision in Baker v. Rendle (Baker) denying class action certification in a case about nuisance claims against industrial operations.
Canada
23 Feb 2017
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Ontario Land Transfer Tax Rates To Increase On Commercial Properties
If passed, the Bill will increase land transfer tax (LTT) rates for certain properties, effective January 1, 2017.
Canada
30 Nov 2016
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New Act Will Require Ontario Corporations To Maintain Register Of Real Estate Holdings
The Forfeited Corporate Property Act (FCPA) comes into force in Ontario on December 10, 2016, and will implement additional record-keeping obligations for corporations incorporated or continued in Ontario.
Canada
29 Nov 2016
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Real Estate Developers Not Responsible For Market Declines, B.C. Court Rules
In the late 1990s, the value of 89 units in Vancouver's Westin Grand Hotel collectively decreased in value from C$18-million to C$10-million in two and a half years.
Canada
22 Sep 2016
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A Lesson In Maintaining Privity: SCC Resolves Dispute Over Interpretation Of Alberta Agreement
In the summer of 2004, the City of Calgary (City) enacted a bylaw designating the Lougheed Building as a historic resource under the HRA.
Canada
19 May 2016
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B.C. Introduces New Rules To End Real Estate "Shadow Flipping"
The British Columbia government has announced new rules aimed at ending the recently decried practice of shadow flipping of real estate contracts.
Canada
18 May 2016
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Quebec Budget Presents Significant Proposals For Duties On Transfers Of Immovable Properties
On March 17, 2016, Quebec's Minister of Finance unveiled the 2016-2017 provincial budget (Budget) in which significant proposals to the system of duties on transfers of immovable properties were announced.
Canada
9 May 2016
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Competition Tribunal Finds Toronto Real Estate Board Engaged In Abuse Of Dominance
Last week, the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) issued a summary of its decision in the Commissioner of Competition's (Commissioner) long-running abuse of dominance case against the Toronto Real Estate Board.
Canada
6 May 2016
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