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?
Three individuals tried to gain control of a Toronto condo board and its multimillion-dollar budget by manipulating the director election process, an investigation by Ottawa law firm Nelligan O’Brien Payne has found.
It is well established that home sellers have an obligation to disclose latent defects to potential purchasers. Recent court and discipline decisions confirm that real estate agents also share this duty of disclosure.
A private mortgage is a loan by a private entity (individual, corporation, partnership, etc.) that is secured by real property. Private mortgages may be used to secure existing debts, or they may be security for new loans being advanced.
A severance of land to create a new lot requires an application to the Committee of Adjustment (‘Committee’) for consent to sever one parcel of land from another. In this article, I will review some of the conditions that may be attached to the consent, and which will have to be satisfied before the consent of the Committee will be formalized.
The first step to entering into a Lease with a new Landlord is generally a Letter of Intent or an Offer to Lease. After you find the perfect space, and you confirm an acceptable rental rate with the Landlord, there are still many other considerations to take into account before signing the final Lease.
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