Legal Issues

Legal Issues

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In Kazakevich v. Sychev, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice affirmed when an Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS) will be kept alive, preventing a buyer’s release from their contractual obligations.

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From what I have read, the demand for cottage properties has soared during COVID-19. City folk are eager to get out of the city for a change of scenery, especially since many people are still working from home.

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What obligations do sellers and buyers have in a real estate transaction when the property has been accidentally damaged – such as by a fire – prior to closing?

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Can real estate developers demand they be given the option of paying cash-in-lieu rather than conveying away valuable land?

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At what point in time should a developer terminate a pre-construction Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS) when a buyer breaches the agreement? Well,...

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With divorce rates expected to soar in the coming months, it is important to arm yourself with the knowledge you need to assist clients in working through the sale of their home under stressful circumstances.

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On June 25, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced that it would carry out a tax review of six years of U.S. real estate transactions in order to find any tax non-compliance from Canadian taxpayers.

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Real estate agents should be cautious when representing corporate buyers owned by multiple investors. If a sale does not close, the real estate agent might not be paid his or her commission.

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In many years of practising real estate law, I can honestly state that this OREA clause is the worst real estate clause I have ever seen.

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As you may have been advised by your accountant and/or your tax lawyer, the CRA has introduced new disclosure and reporting rules effective for the 2021 taxation year. Will these new requirements open a Pandora’s Box?