Mondaq Canada: Real Estate and Construction
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
On September 18, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada issued reasons for judgment in Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. v. Structal Heavy Steel, 2015 SCC 43.
Miller Thomson LLP
We recommend that corporations with security cameras notify building occupants that they may be recorded.
Miller Thomson LLP
On December 1, 2015, the Ontario government passed the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (the "Act"), which has not yet come into force.
Bennett Jones LLP
The City of Calgary has identified portions or all of several dozen residential and commercial properties it may need to expropriate along the planned route of the Green Line Southeast LRT.
Lawson Lundell LLP
The B.C. Supreme Court recently issued a ruling in a strata property case involving second-hand smoke.
WeirFoulds LLP
In the challenges facing landlords in the current economic and market conditions, the municipal tax treatment of vacant space is not to be forgotten as some relief available for the carrying costs of vacant space.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen) of the U.S. Treasury Department has established a temporary program that requires new disclosures by title insurance companies.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Density restrictions may take many forms, from square-footage minimums, to floor-space ratio maximums, to restrictive definitions of single-family housing...
Miller Thomson LLP
A Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench has upheld the decision of a hearing officer appointed under the Saskatchewan Residential Tenancies Act...
McMillan LLP
A recent decision of the BC Supreme Court reminds strata developers and strata lot owners alike that an important feature of the Strata Property Act is consumer protection.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
For those interested in the law of riparian rights and foreshore use, the case of Arbutus Bay Estates Ltd. v. Canada (Attorney General) is one to watch as it unfolds this year.
McLennan Ross LLP
In most construction contracts, there is nothing more tricky than the indemnity clause. Indemnities don't come into play on most projects (but when they do, it is because something has gone badly wrong.)
McMillan LLP
As of July 1, 2015, Ontario's Electronic Commerce Act ("Act") permits agreements of purchase and sale and other documents that create or transfer an interest in land ("Agreements") to be signed electronically, and to satisfy the requirements of the Statute of Frauds.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
Several judgments have been rendered concerning the personal recourse of a subcontractor against the project owner on the grounds that the owner failed to obtain an acquittance...
Bennett Jones LLP
Both Section 21 of the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) and Section 14 of the Business Corporations Act (Canada) recognize the notion of a pre-incorporation contract.
McMillan LLP
The issue of what weight should be given to municipally initiated guideline documents in land use planning approvals has been the subject of significant debate over the years.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On December 15, 2015, provisions of the new Building Act came into force, initiating British Columbia's transition toward a more unified, Provincial regime for construction and development regulation.
McMillan LLP
In March of 2015 Bill 73, Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 received first reading before the provincial legislature.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
One of the most difficult and common problems faced by a landlord is a tenant who is unable or unwilling to pay rent.
Minden Gross LLP
The recent case of Palkowski v. Ivancic provides an excellent illustration of the extent to which the court will strive to use all the tools at its disposal to create a result that is fair, even when neither party to the dispute deserves favourable treatment.
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McLennan Ross LLP
In most construction contracts, there is nothing more tricky than the indemnity clause. Indemnities don't come into play on most projects (but when they do, it is because something has gone badly wrong.)
McMillan LLP
As of July 1, 2015, Ontario's Electronic Commerce Act ("Act") permits agreements of purchase and sale and other documents that create or transfer an interest in land ("Agreements") to be signed electronically, and to satisfy the requirements of the Statute of Frauds.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
GSNH's Sylvia A. Jacob was interviewed by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) News as it reports on Germans who choose to move to Canada and purchase property.
Clyde & Co
Covenants to insure in commercial leases are special.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
The doctrine of caveat emptor, meaning "let the buyer beware", is generally understood to operate in real property transactions, absent fraud.
Stringer LLP
Those involved with occupational health and safety law have followed with interest the ongoing saga of Metron Construction.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Density restrictions may take many forms, from square-footage minimums, to floor-space ratio maximums, to restrictive definitions of single-family housing...
Lerners
Construction sites can be some of the most hazardous workplaces today.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Since the early part of this century, the fast-paced development of Alberta's oil sands and the push for more pipelines across the country have driven Canada's economic fortunes.
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