If you decide to purchase a residential property with a tenant occupying the property, there are some important procedures and pitfalls that should be considered. In our latest Real Estate blog post, Bryan Thaw outlines the key things a buyer should keep in mind.
Closing real estate transactions can be a stressful and lengthy process. With a record-breaking one million jobs lost across Canada in March, these are not the best of times and buyers and sellers may be wondering if it is possible for them to terminate their real estate transaction after the Agreement of Purchase and Sale… Read more »
Tarion has recently released important guidelines and rules for builders to notify their purchasers if they will not make their Critical Dates due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, which is a named event of “Unavoidable Delay”. You can download these documents below, or visit the Tarion website for more information. Tarion COVID-19 Infosheet for Builders… Read more »
So, you’re finally ready to take the plunge and put an offer in on your dream home or future rental property. In addition to the usual madness that unfolds throughout your day, you now have to turn your mind to putting an offer in a home. The simple, less complex solution to the madness is… Read more »
Does copyright for land surveys belong to the Crown or the surveyor? Our latest Real Estate blog post explores a recent case that looked at surveys registered with the land registry system.
“Buyer beware” is a term more formally known as caveat emptor. The principle isn’t unique to real estate law, but when it comes to investing in something as significant as a home, it is particularly important for buyers to take notice of. There are two types of defects that buyers need to be wary of: patent defects and latent defects.
An evolving trend is the “pop-up” store. A pop-up store is a space occupied by a tenant in a commercial development, typically for a short term (six to 12 months), to promote a sampling of its products. Due to these unique circumstances, the negotiation of these short-term occupancy agreements can bring a variety of challenges.
Partner and head of the firm’s real estate and development practice group, Debbie Bellinger, was recently interviewed for the April issue of The Ontario Construction Report regarding the importance of collaboration and co-operation between multiple owners/interests and contractors for the success of development projects.
What do construction licensing laws mean for Indigenous communities? In our latest Indigenous Law blog post, Stephane Serafin looks at licensing laws across Canada and their impact on First Nations communities.
Legislation is notorious for being hyper-granular and specific one moment, and then vague and unclear the next. Sometimes the issue you’re interested in is entirely absent from the act. This can make interpretation very difficult for lawyers, and even more so for those who don’t have a legal background. So what happens when the piece of legislation you are relying on is silent on an issue?