Legal Issues

Legal Issues

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At a time when condos are getting older and need their money for repairs, and with utility costs rising, condo boards simply should not make discretionary spending choices – even if they think they are entitled to.

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Most leases require a tenant to obtain insurance that is consistent with the lease terms before they can enter a premises. Despite this fundamental prerequisite to enter, most tenants fail to meet the lease’s insurance provision.

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In my opinion, the use of this clause by any Realtor needs to be looked at with a much deeper interpretation of the implications it creates.

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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.

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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.