Legal Issues

Legal Issues

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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.

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In what very well might be a record for living rent free, a recent case illustrates how a tenant was able to freeload for over 18 months despite agreeing to an order requiring him to vacate the unit.

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A home inspector was ordered to pay almost $19,000 to a buyer, all because he reported on a significant defect verbally, rather than in writing, in a legal decision that will likely keep home inspectors up at night.

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The common rule is that you must be ruthless during negotiations to succeed. This belief couldn’t be farther from the truth. Not only will you destroy your relationships, but you’ll also fail to have a legally enforceable deal.

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If you or your clients have purchased a new home or condominium in the past two years, you may have an HST rebate coming to you. Here's why.

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A recent Ontario Divisional Court decision has sought to clarify conflicting decisions and provide guidance as to the obligations of tenants when their landlords terminate their lease early.

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A recent decision demonstrates just how easy it is for residential tenants to game the system and live rent free.

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Now that we have new mortgage rules, it is more important than ever before to include the financing condition in any offer or be otherwise prepared for the consequences.

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Effective Sept. 6, the Ontario government implemented changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 2006 to benefit tenants who are victims of sexual or domestic violence, by allowing them to end a lease early.

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Lawsuits are not inevitable if you know the most likely reasons why real estate sales reps get sued and how to keep yourself from making fatal mistakes. Here are the top three reasons why you’ll get sued.