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Mark Weisleder

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Mark Weisleder is a partner, author and speaker at the law firm Real Estate Lawyers.ca LLP. Contact Mark at mark@realestatelawyers.ca
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In this video, Toronto real estate lawyer Mark Weisleder outlines changes in Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act, including expanded rent controls and more.

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Almost every day I receive calls from buyers who are having a tough time closing their real estate deals. Here are some things to remember as you try to save the deal.

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It goes without saying that when problems arise, it is easy for buyers or sellers to try to blame the salespeople for what has happened. Here are five key things to keep in mind when things go wrong in a real estate deal.

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The question is whether escalation clauses are permitted in an Ontario bidding war where agents are being used. Here is what you need to know.

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If the buyer cannot close, they will likely forfeit their deposit and be subject to a lawsuit from the seller, for the difference in the sale price if the seller now sells the property for a lower price than the buyer agreed to pay.

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Ontario recently announced the 15 per cent Non-Resident Speculation Tax and there are already more questions than answers. In this short video, lawyer Mark Weisleder tells you what you need to know about the new tax.

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A major issue arising in bidding wars is when a buyer regrets their purchase decision almost immediately afterwards. Here are five lessons to learn about the consequences of a buyer's remorse in these situations.

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Here are some items I look at and questions I ask when reviewing a status certificate in advance to give the buyers comfort before making their purchase decision.

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Large fines have been levied against brokerage firms that have not been in compliance at the time of the audit. Here are some questions to ask to see if you are ready in case the FINTRAC auditors come calling.

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Time deadlines in real estate deals have never been more important than today. I experienced two deals just before the holidays that confirmed what happens or can happen when you miss a deadline.