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Langlois lawyers, LLP
The duty to act in the client's best interests remains at the heart of a real estate brokerage contract, even in the most delicate situations.
Minden Gross LLP
Wills and estates litigator Sheila Morris' article "Vulnerable litigants and family members: A little help from my friends" was published by The Lawyer's Daily
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Restrictive covenants registered on title to real property in Ontario that are stated to survive indefinitely will no longer survive forever.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Dermann v. Baker, 2019 ONCA 584, the Court considered the qualifying of certain witnesses as experts for the purposes of r. 53.03 of the Rules of Civil Procedure
Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Gillham v. Lake of Bays (Township), a negligent construction case, the Court appears to have expanded the meaning of the "Appropriate Means" aspect of the discoverability test under section 5...
Clyde & Co
The doctrine of caveat emptor or buyer beware still places the onus on the purchaser to make enquiries that would reveal the "stigma" of a property being the scene of a violent crime.
Gowling WLG
A triad of cases were recently decided in British Columbia pertaining to whether positive covenants in the development context were enforceable.
Clark Wilson LLP
Changes to the Province's Property Transfer Tax system have been some of the most highly anticipated aspects to the 2018 BC NDP Budget.
The Ross Firm
Over the last two weeks, we've been looking at the various closing costs that first-time home buyers face in addition to the down payment.
The Ross Firm
More often than not, buyers and sellers wrap up their real estate deal, sign on the dotted line and then head to the lawyer with papers in hand.
Gowling WLG
As of January 1, 2017, there are new land transfer tax ("LTT") tax rates applicable to the purchase of land (residential and commercial) in Ontario.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Two recent decisions of Canadian courts have reiterated the critical requirement of clear language in contracts creating royalties where parties intend such royalties to be "interest in land,"...
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
En vertu des anciennes règles, le droit de mutation était dû seulement à compter de l'inscription au registre foncier du transfert d'un immeuble.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Bhasin was notably silent on whether there is a duty of good faith when parties are negotiating an agreement.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Quebec Court of Appeal recently concluded in 9267-0801 Québec inc. v Ville de Montréal that, in the context of the transfer by the "emphyteuta" (the term used in the Civil Code of Quebec for the beneficiary of the right of the emphyteusis) . . .
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The case arose out of the marketing and sale of strata units in the Westin Grand Hotel located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.
Siskinds LLP
At the end of August, the Divisional Court granted the Town of Richmond Hill's appeal of a decision of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
So the time has come for you, a non-resident of Canada, after many years of personal enjoyment or rental revenues, to sell your Canadian real estate.
Gowling WLG
The Ontario Government began to tax beneficial transfers of real property in Ontario under the Land Transfer Tax Act on July 19, 1989.
These changes will apply an additional 15% tax on purchases by foreigners of residential property in the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD), excluding Tsawwassen First Nation lands.
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