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Joint Tenants Or Tenants In Common? Don't Leave It To The Courts And Your Heirs To Sort Out
Lawyers often say that estate litigation is like "family law with dead people" because, in both disciplines, emotions tend to run high.
Canada
6 Aug 2019
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Federal Court Makes Clear: Website Scraping Is Illegal
As a general rule, we all know it is not a good idea to scrape content from a website, yet some companies persist in this behaviour contrary to law and best practice.
Canada
28 May 2019
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Sidney Troister Speaks To The Law Times On The Issues Of Fixed Fees Advertising In Real Estate Ads
Real estate lawyers continue to advertise fixed-fee services with exceptions, despite tighter restrictions passed by the Law Society of Ontario less than two years ago.
Canada
1 May 2019
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Highlights Of Canadian Federal 2019 Budget
On March 19, 2019, the Department of Finance (Canada) tabled a budget (the "Budget") in anticipation of its upcoming fall election. Given the substantial tax changes proposed (and enacted)
Canada
1 Apr 2019
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Landlord's Rights and Remedies in a Commercial Lease, A Practical Guide (2nd Edition)
The risks for commercial landlords are often unpredictable. Without adequate preparation and protection, these situations can quickly grow into financial nightmares.
Canada
15 Aug 2017
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Ontario Divisional Court Reviews Priorities Among Mortgagees That Were Victims Of Mortgage Fraud
In a recent decision, CIBC Mortgages Inc. v Computershare Trust Co. of Canada (2016 ONSC 7094 (Div. Ct.), the Ontario Divisional Court dealt with a priority dispute between innocent mortgagees...
Canada
12 May 2017
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Ontario Corporations Beware: Changes To The Law Regarding Record Keeping And Forfeiture Of Corporate Property
The new amendments to the OBCA specify that the register of ownership interests in land must be maintained at the corporation's registered office.
Canada
10 Nov 2016
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Section 50 Of The Planning Act Keeps Causing Real Estate Title Problems
A recent number of real estate claims to LawPro and title insurers has prompted another bulletin on careful title searching and the need to be aware of Planning Act traps.
Canada
17 May 2016
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Can A Director Be Held Personally Liable For Misrepresentations Made During A Real Estate "Flip"?
Canadian Courts impose a duty on parties to a real estate transaction not to lie or mislead one another about the true nature of the transaction taking place.
Canada
2 Mar 2016
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First-Time Homebuyers Rebate Lawyers Beware
Many real estate lawyers doing residential real estate no doubt deal with first time home buyers
Canada
3 Nov 2015
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When Is A Commercial Landlord's Consent To A Lease Assignment Or Sublease Required?
A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court sheds light on when a commercial landlord is required to give consent to an assignment of lease or sublease.
Canada
1 Oct 2015
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Real Estate Law Update, June 2015
Much has been written about the flags of mortgage fraud, with a description of flags often buried in articles not read very carefully.
Canada
26 Jun 2015
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Encroachments On Rights Of Way
We often have clients who complain to us that somebody has encroached on an easement or right of way by constructing an addition, garage, fence or hedge on the right of way or easement.
Canada
31 Mar 2015
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Acting For Husbands & Wives
Do you act for husbands and wives buying a house together, giving a mortgage together, or preparing family wills? Of course you do. Who doesn’t?
Canada
16 Jan 2015
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Acquiring Additional Land And Adding It To A Mortgage
I have had several cases recently where an owner owns a parcel of land (parcel A). He mortgages it to a bank. He then acquires additional land, be it as a small lot addition or in one case, filled land that was used for part of a marina. We will call this lot addition parcel B.
Canada
16 Jan 2015
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Using Joint Tenancies To Avoid Probate
We all have done it. Put title in joint tenancy so that if one spouse dies, the property goes to the survivor without the need for probate.
Canada
16 Jan 2015
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The Duty To Advise About Possible Mergers
A few cases recently have given rise to this problem. Lawyer acts for a buyer, and searches title including abutting land.
Canada
16 Jan 2015
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