Mondaq Canada: Real Estate and Construction
The Ross Firm
The ideal storyline for new home purchases goes something like this: purchaser signs on dotted line, plunks over sizeable deposit, closes deal, moves in and lives happily ever after.
McLennan Ross LLP
A few recent cases from Alberta Masters show a trend towards a less strict interpretation of lien deadlines and requirements.
Ridout Barron
If you are involved in Calgary's construction industry, you know the financial risks many contractors must face.
Gowling WLG
Concurrent delay remains a knotty issue open to various interpretations, as highlighted by the recent case of Saga Cruises BDF Ltd v Fincantieri SPA [2016].
Cassels Brock
On September 26, 2016, the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) released its report: "Striking the Balance: Expert Review of Ontario's Construction Lien Act" (the Report).
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On October 5, 2016, the Province released its Public Consultation Document setting out the key themes that will guide its review of the Ontario Municipal Board.
Macdonald Sager Manis LLP
Shawn Pulver, partner at Macdonald Sager Manis LLP in Toronto presents insights into legal issues relevant to owners, residents, Boards of Directors and property managers of condominiums in the province of Ontario.
Miller Thomson LLP
On September 26, 2016 the Ontario Government released a report on Ontario's Construction Lien Act entitled "Striking the Balance: Expert Review of Ontario's Construction Lien Act."
Bennett Jones LLP
A recent decision from the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and Court of Appeal in Elan Construction considered and clarified two aspects of tendering law.
McLennan Ross LLP
Very often, the difference between a general contractor (GC) and a construction manager (CM) is not what we believe it to be.
McMillan LLP
Currently, Vancouver's Zoning and Development By-law permits only licensed hotels and bed and breakfasts to offer rentals of less than 30 days.
Minden Gross LLP
A recent decision demonstrates just how easy it is for residential tenants to game the system and live rent free.
Fuller Landau
It's no secret that the health of Canada's construction sector is often looked upon as an indicator of the health and wellbeing of the national economy, as a whole.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
And this situation all too often leads to litigation.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Bhasin was notably silent on whether there is a duty of good faith when parties are negotiating an agreement.
Minden Gross LLP
Russell v. Township of Georgian Bay provides a useful reminder of the fact that while municipal officials sometimes appear to hold all of the cards in disputes with home owners, that is not always the case.
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) . . .
The Ross Firm
On behalf of Quinn Ross of The Ross Firm Professional Corporation posted in Residential Real Estate on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
McCague Borlack LLP
On April 30, 2016, an expert review of Ontario's Construction Lien Act was submitted to the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment, and Infrastructure.
Field LLP
A "performance review," also known as a "third-party review," is a rigorous, in-depth assessment of the regulatory performance of an organization by an independent and objective outside body.
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Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP
The Department of Finance released a series of measures on October 3, 2016, aimed at "...protecting the financial security of Canadians, supporting the long-term stability of the housing market...
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
On October 3, 2016, among a series of other measures, the Department of Finance introduced significant changes to the principal residence exemption rules under the Income Tax Act (Canada).
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
Most commercial enterprises believe that they act reasonably in conducting their business affairs and operations. However, reasonableness, like beauty, can often be in the eye of the beholder.
Bennett Jones LLP
Prepaid rent or a security deposit? The distinction is an important and potentially costly one for landlords in the current economic climate.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
In the late 1990s, the value of 89 units in Vancouver's Westin Grand Hotel collectively decreased in value from C$18-million to C$10-million in two and a half years.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Late last week, the City of Vancouver announced details of its plans to tax vacant residential properties, which plans are part of its efforts to address the low rental vacancy rate and high cost of renting in the City.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
On September 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada released the highly anticipated Ledcor decision. In its reasons, the Court assessed the scope of the faulty workmanship exclusion found in a Builders Risk policy.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada has provided important guidance in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co. on interpreting insurance policies, particularly in the context of construction projects.
Miller Thomson LLP
The Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that courts will generally support and uphold decisions of condominium directors because they are better positioned than judges to make decisions pertaining to their buildings.
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