Mondaq Canada: Real Estate and Construction
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
What makes a municipal Councillor's vote "bad"? Where do we draw the line between proper considerations and malicious misuse of power?
Lawson Lundell LLP
A recent Ontario Superior Court case will be of interest to commercial landlords and tenants alike.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
After years in the making, the province of Ontario finally released its much anticipated proposed amendments to the Condominium Act.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
Many leases now provide that the payment of rent by the tenant to the landlord is to be made by electronic debit from the tenant's account.
Lerners
For instance, the buyer is obligated by the Income Tax Act to make reasonable inquiries regarding the residency of the vendor.
Miller Thomson LLP
Annette Brennan ("Brennan") applied to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court for judicial review of the decision of the Nova Scotia Minister of Agriculture (the "Minister").
Lawson Lundell LLP
The case arose from a sale and lease back transaction between York Realty Ltd., as purchaser-landlord ("York"), and Surefire Industries Ltd., as seller-tenant ("Surefire") which closed on February 15, 2013.
Torkin Manes LLP
Much has been written about the flags of mortgage fraud, with a description of flags often buried in articles not read very carefully.
McLennan Ross LLP
I am frequently asked by owners, contractors or construction managers, which subcontracts or material supply contracts are subject to lien holdback requirements?
Langlois Kronstrom Desjardins s.e.n.c.r.l.
A decision rendered by the Quebec Court of Appeal this past June 10 should serve as a caveat for construction project owners and contract managers regarding the management of contract holdbacks.
Miller Thomson LLP
A unit owner who wants to challenge the validity of a special assessment must do so within two years of the date of learning of the Board's decision to levy the assessment, not the date the assessment is payable.
Miller Thomson LLP
Much has been written about KITEC-type plumbing in condominium buildings.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Some interesting things are emerging from the froth and churn being generated by the housing affordability crisis on Canada's left coast.
Langlois Kronstrom Desjardins s.e.n.c.r.l.
Following a preliminary inquiry last April, a Montreal-area construction contractor was committed for trial on charges of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death.
McMillan LLP
In March of 2015 Bill 73, Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 received first reading before the provincial legislature.
Lawson Lundell LLP
The Ministry of Agriculture intends to work with local governments so that they may align local bylaws with the new provincial regulations.
Minden Gross LLP
Brokers who violate the new rules could face a fine of up to $50,000 and up to two years imprisonment.
Cox & Palmer
In this decision (released on May 12, 2015), the Court of Appeal limits a municipality's jurisdiction to regulate quarries and declares the subject by-law invalid.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On May 29, 2014, the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2014 received royal assent. It made significant amendments to the Real Estate Development Marketing Act, S.B.C. 2004 c. 41.
Bennett Jones LLP
Bill 106 passed first reading (of three) in the Legislature on May 27, 2015.
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Langlois Kronstrom Desjardins s.e.n.c.r.l.
Following a preliminary inquiry last April, a Montreal-area construction contractor was committed for trial on charges of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On June 9, 2015, the Alberta Court of Appeal released its memorandum of judgment (issued orally from the bench on May 7, 2015) in Togstad v Alberta (Surface Rights Board) 2015 ABCA 192.
Singleton Urquhart LLP
Folklore has it that George Washington confessed to his father that he had cut down a cherry tree by stating "I cannot tell a lie"—thus setting an easily calculable standard of honesty for future generations.
Clark Wilson LLP
The insureds, Norman and Hazel Sibson, were sued for property damage, bodily injury and death resulting from a landslide originating from a lot (the "Property") they formerly owned and occupied.
Lerners
This month's netletter summarizes appeals dealing with class action certification, the test to cancel an approval under the Environmental Protection Act, the appropriate forum for an action alleging torture in Iran, entire agreement clauses in agreements of purchase and sale and how costs are to be apportioned between a personal injury plaintiff and OHIP's subrogated claim.
Bennett Jones LLP
Bill 106 passed first reading (of three) in the Legislature on May 27, 2015.
Miller Thomson LLP
Much has been written about KITEC-type plumbing in condominium buildings.
Saxe Law Office
I continue to be surprised by how many people knowingly purchase a contaminated site, and regret it afterwards. Buy in haste, repent at leisure?
Minden Gross LLP
Brokers who violate the new rules could face a fine of up to $50,000 and up to two years imprisonment.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Some interesting things are emerging from the froth and churn being generated by the housing affordability crisis on Canada's left coast.
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