Legal Issues

Legal Issues

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Despite the slowdown in the market, there may still be circumstances where essential “in-person” showings and appointments must be held.

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During this difficult time of isolation due to COVID-19, everyone must do what they can to make sure buyers and sellers can still successfully enter into and complete their real estate contracts.

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This case provides several important lessons about the dangers of miscommunication and not putting everything into a lease, despite written emails and good intentions.

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The Court of Appeal found that the phrase “without any personal liabilities” was to be interpreted in the context of a contract as a whole, not applying just to the deposit.

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Along with a will, there are three other separate free-standing documents you need to have to protect your family: two types of powers of attorney and a living will, also known as an advance care directive.

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In V Hazelton Limited v. Perfect Smile Dental Inc., the tenant, with the landlord’s permission, decided to relocate his business and sublease his unit to a subtenant.

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If you or your clients are thinking of operating a business from their home, here are some things to consider.

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In Ngai v. Fufa Limited, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decided that the absence of a valid agreement between a seller and her agent invalidated the agent’s claim to commission from a sale.

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How does an interested buyer know if a home’s basement apartment is legal? And what information about basement apartments must real estate agents provide to buyers?

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Drafting a will that divides assets equally sounds good, but if you have given more money to one child in your lifetime (such as help with university, a wedding or purchase of a house) it may be seen as unfair.