Mondaq Canada: Real Estate and Construction
Miller Thomson LLP
As we are all preparing for the changes coming with the new Condominium Act, I thought I would talk about my experiences with new legislation.
Cassels Brock
As one of 16 measures introduced under "Ontario's Fair Housing Plan", the Ontario government has announced the introduction of a non–resident speculation tax (NRST) effective April 21, 2017.
WeirFoulds LLP
What constitutes a notice of claim? Parties to construction lawsuits often find themselves disputing whether a particular email or letter is a valid notice of a claim that complies with the notice provisions of their contract.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
It comes as no surprise that the crazy state of Toronto's housing market, with the increased value of homes and condos sitting at 30% or so from this time last year, is causing many first time home buyers...
Stikeman Elliott LLP
As widely reported in the media, on April 20, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced various proposed measures under the banner "Ontario's Fair Housing Plan" designed "to make housing more affordable for homebuyers and renters".
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Powerlessness can take many forms, some less obvious than others. The ability to independently get from one place to another – whether to buy groceries...
Crowe Soberman LLP
This morning, Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne unveiled 16 measures to make housing more affordable in the Toronto area.
Lawson Lundell LLP
This is the most recent in a series of posts which discuss the proposed recommendations set out by the Expert Panel in its report entitled Building Common Ground – A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada, The Final Report of the Expert Panel for the Review of Environmental Assessment Processes.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Given the current landscape of the Toronto real estate market, it is not surprising that people are beginning to look further out of the city for a property.
Miller Thomson LLP
The Federal Court of Appeal has reviewed the law with respect to absolute liability in relation to the provisions of the Health of Animals Regulations which make it an offense to cause undue suffering to animals being transported for undue exposure to weather
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When a transaction fails to close without any acceptable justification, it is generally accepted that the purchaser's deposit is forfeited.
Gowling WLG
Updated attitudes towards home ownership and space sharing are changing the social fabric of urban communities and creating a demand for multi-use developments.
Gowling WLG
In November 2016, the Ontario Municipal Board (the "Board") issued a decision that reflects a growing trend of disputes concerning development charges in Ontario.
Gowling WLG
On July 1, 2016, multiple Planning Act amendments introduced by Bill 73, Smart Growth for our Communities Act, 2015, ("Bill 73") came into effect.
Gowling WLG
Condominium stakeholders face a range of unique challenges in maintaining a community while operating a business in a highly regulated industry.
WeirFoulds LLP
On March 28, 2017, Toronto City Council adopted Agenda Item LS17.1, which authorizes the creation of a new by-law (the "By-law") to govern apartment buildings in Toronto...
Miller Thomson LLP
This case deals with cross-indemnity obligations under a commercial lease following a fire that destroyed both the Landlord's premises and the business of the Tenant.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
The City of Toronto recently passed a new bylaw aimed at cracking down on "bad" landlords and providing tenants with more protections.
Pallett Valo LLP
You need new or additional premises for your business and your real estate agent finds you the perfect space for your needs at below market rates.
Miller Thomson LLP
Short-term rental condominiums operated through online companies like AirBnB and VRBO are becoming an increasingly popular choice for travellers and condominium unit owners alike.
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Devry Smith Frank LLP
An early report Monday morning on all radio and news stations stated that two major Canadian cities have been ranked among the highest in the world for real estate. These two cities of course being Vancouver and Toronto
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
Owning property for the purpose of earning rental income creates benefits and challenges. Property owners incur a variety of expenditures in order to earn rental income and maintain property value.
Gardiner Roberts LLP
The recent decision of Hon. Justice Wendy Matheson of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Wardak v. Froom, 2017 ONSC 1166 has certainly caused a media sensation and sent tongues wagging on talk radio.
Miller Thomson LLP
Two taxes have been recently introduced in the Vancouver area, designed to cool the local estate market.
Minden Gross LLP
On December 10, 2016, The Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 ("FCPA"), came into force
The Ross Firm
Entering the housing market for the first time can be a bewildering experience, especially where financing is concerned.
Lawson Lundell LLP
On March 15, 2017, the BC Government issued Order In Council 152/17, which creates a retroactive exemption from the 15 percent Foreign Entity Tax for foreign nationals applying for permanent residency under BC's Provincial Nominee Program, . . .
Crowe Soberman LLP
I READ THAT the Canada Revenue Agency has changed the reporting rules when it comes to someone selling a principal residence. Can I still use the exemption if I sell my cottage?
Gowling WLG
Updated attitudes towards home ownership and space sharing are changing the social fabric of urban communities and creating a demand for multi-use developments.
Miller Thomson LLP
Short-term rental condominiums operated through online companies like AirBnB and VRBO are becoming an increasingly popular choice for travellers and condominium unit owners alike.
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