Mondaq Canada: Real Estate and Construction
Goodmans LLP
The proposed changes, if passed, would alter Ontario’s planning process in significant respects.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On February 25, 2015, the Alberta Court of Appeal released its decision in Tervita Corporation v. ConCreate USL (GP) Inc. In that case, the court was required to determine whether a builders’ lien registered by Tervita Corporation (Tervita) was valid.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
This case involving a housing co-operative provides a good (but sad) example of the difficulties faced by a corporation (be it condominium or co-operative) when faced with a hoarder.
WeirFoulds LLP
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) has completed its province-wide consultation, which looked at the way development is planned and paid for.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Lawyers representing strata lot purchasers in British Columbia have, to date, made considerable hay by emphasizing that the Real Estate Development Marketing Act (British Columbia) is "consumer protection" legislation to be interpreted in favour of purchasers.
Miller Thomson LLP
A Justice of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench has upheld the transfer of a joint interest in a family farm, with right of survivorship, to one of 5 adult children.
Lawson Lundell LLP
In Vancouver, all new construction and building alterations must comply with the new Vancouver Building By-Law 2014 (the "VBBL"), which took effect on January 1, 2015.
Miller Thomson LLP
With the appropriate by-law in place, these costs can be charged back to the unit that sustained the damage.
Minden Gross LLP
A panel of three Divisional Court Judges have affirmed that when a homeowner sells their home, they lose their standing to maintain a Tarion warranty claim under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act (the "Act").
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Significant Changes to Provincial Land Use Planning Regime
Torkin Manes LLP
We often have clients who complain to us that somebody has encroached on an easement or right of way by constructing an addition, garage, fence or hedge on the right of way or easement.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The last thing any commercial tenant wants is to see their hard earned cash go right down the drain — literally.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew clarifies Canadian common law with respect to the doctrine of good faith in contractual relationships.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has announced Bill 73, the "Smart Growth for Our Communities Act," which proposes significant changes to the Planning Act and DevelopmentCharges Act, 1997 which is intended to "give residents a greater, more meaningful say in how their communities grow," and "provide more opportunities to fund growth-related infrastructure like transit and recycling through the development charges system."
Cox & Palmer
"I know it's outside the scope but we’ll work out the details after it's finished." It should be no surprise that, when all anyone wants is to get the work done, the paperwork can lag behind.
McMillan LLP
On January 27, 2015 the British Columbia Supreme Court issued its decision in Community Association of New Yaletown v. Vancouver (City), 2015 BCSC 117, ..
Miller Thomson LLP
The Alberta Court of Queen's Bench has rejected the submissions of Alberta farmers and ranchers who claimed compensation under the Surface Rights Act.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On March 5, 2015, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing introduced Bill 73, Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015...
Miller Thomson LLP
The interplay between farms and neighbouring properties is not an easy one.
Fuller Landau
Over the last several years, our buoyant economy has contributed to a run-up in prices of real estate held for investment purposes.
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Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP
With the Canadian dollar weakening and the price of US real estate rising, many Canadians who have previously purchased US real estate may now be tempted to sell.
Minden Gross LLP
Many Canadian Snowbirds who have become fed up with Canada’s long, hard winters have purchased winter homes in Southern U.S. states.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Since the middle of the last decade, the competitive environment for Canadian food manufacturing and agriculture has changed dramatically.
Minden Gross LLP
Snowbirds who decide to buy U.S. real estate may run into a host of cross-border tax traps, problems, and pitfalls.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
A Standard Mortgage Clause is a common element of insurance policies in respect of mortgaged real property.
Miller Thomson LLP
The decision emphasizes the importance of drafting precise language with respect to rental or security deposits.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Blueberry River First Nations has commenced a novel treaty rights infringement claim against the Province of British Columbia.
Fuller Landau
Further to the author’s comments, the U.S. estate tax return must be filed if a Canadian dies with American assets worth more than $60,000.
Torkin Manes LLP
We often have clients who complain to us that somebody has encroached on an easement or right of way by constructing an addition, garage, fence or hedge on the right of way or easement.
MNP
The Canadian tax system has what is referred to as the ‘principal residence exemption.'
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