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Natalka Falcomer

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Natalka Falcomer is a lawyer and Certified Leasing Officer who has a passion to make the law accessible and affordable. She founded, hosts and coproduced a popular legal call-in show on Rogers TV, Toronto Speaks Legal Advice. She founded Groundworks, a firm specializing in commercial real estate law, and is the EVP of corporate development at Chestnut Park.

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There is a general misconception that residential tenants may terminate their leases at will, without consequences or without any specific notice requirements. This simply isn’t true.

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Some Torontonians are opting out of the market to find greener (literally) pastures in cottage country. There are, however, some caveats and critical legal and practical issues that may affect your decision.

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The interpretation of a “standard” clause by the court is always a coin toss. This is especially true as it relates to interpreting representations and warranties, as the decision in Beatty v Wei highlights.

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The last few months of national, provincial and municipal housing stats suggest there is a slump in housing sales. Is this the bursting of the housing bubble? Or is it simply because real estate is expensive?

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In 2018, Ontario saw a steep rise in the number of condo projects being cancelled by builders. The numbers are shocking.

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Every part of the real estate realm is in constant flux – from housing prices to how you find your dream property and how you sell your home.

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Toronto is making waves as one of the best places for tech companies to set up shop. What does this mean for Toronto’s already "overheated" real estate market?

Presenting the Action Plan for Cannabis Legislation at Queen’s Park, from left: Matthew Thornton, OREA’s VP of public affairs and communications, David Reid, president of OREA; and Larissa Smit, OREA’s manager of policy.

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Growing cannabis indoors requires high humidity and high temperatures. These conditions create perfect conditions for mould and fungus to grow and spread, which is difficult and expensive to remediate.

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Location, location, location is touted as the most important factor when determining the best place to invest. Like many maxims (such as “nice guys finish last”), it’s not entirely true. It’s nuanced.

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Parents are “gifting” or selling their rental properties to their children for a nominal value. While this is a valid strategy, there are several important factors to consider.