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Last Chance To Speak Up On Public Consultation For REBBA Modernization
Change is coming to Ontario's Real Estate Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA), and March 15, 2019, is your last chance to chime in.
Canada
20 Mar 2019
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Honesty Is The Best Policy

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.

Canada
11 Feb 2019
3
Fraud And Knowing Assistance—Between The Innocents
Fraud continues to plague businesses and individuals in Canada and abroad, increasing at an alarming rate. Those involved in asset recovery frequently turn to the equitable doctrine
Canada
11 Jan 2019
4
Ontario And Toronto Land Transfer Tax Update 2018
In the current market of soaring real estate values, particularly in and around the City of Toronto ...
Canada
20 Dec 2018
5
Ontario Corporations, Have You Got Your Real Property Register In Place?
The Ontario Business Corporations Act now requires all Ontario corporations holding ownership interests in land in Ontario to maintain a register of their ownership interests at their registered offices
Canada
3 Dec 2018
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Property Tax Assessments—Why You Should Respond To Requests For Information
The Alberta Municipal Government Act (MGA) has been amended to expand the information that an assessor can request from taxpayers regarding preparation of assessments.
Canada
2 Oct 2018
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Implication Of Daishowa To Purchasers
Since the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Daishowa‑Marubeni International Ltd. v. Canada, 2013 SCC 29 [Daishowa], clarity exists for how a vendor treats abandonment obligations ...
Canada
22 Jan 2018
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Metro Vancouver's Foreign Buyer Tax
On July 25, 2016, the government of British Columbia introduced Bill 28, Miscellaneous Stat¬utes (Housing Priority Initiatives) Amendment Act, 2016 (the "Act"), seemingly in answer to the growing...
Canada
2 May 2017
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It's Your Opinion, You Sign It And Other Valid Responses From Clerks To Lawyers
Now that the turmoil attendant upon the transference of power from one great party in the State to another has subsided, people may be permitted to devote their minds to a consideration of those sectional questions which are not less important for the welfare of the persons concerned, than are the great national issues upon which they have just pronounced judgment.
Canada
12 Apr 2017
10
Please Satisfy Yourself (And Other Passive Aggressive Answers To Invalid Requisitions)
Title requisitions, and responses to title requisitions, are often evidenced by two simple letters back and forth between solicitors; and yet, in the content of those two letters is the meat of the real estate transaction.
Canada
12 Apr 2017
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Amendments To Alberta's Municipal Government Act Likely To Reduce Time And Cost Of Property Tax Review Process
As of January 1, 2017, amendments to the Municipal Government Act, R.S.A. 2000 c. M 26 (MGA), came into force, changing how property owners can seek court review of Assessment Review Board decisions in Alberta.
Canada
30 Jan 2017
12
New Record-Keeping Requirements For Ontario Corporations With "Ownership Interest" In Land
The Province of Ontario is introducing new corporate record-keeping requirements for all Ontario corporations having an "ownership interest" in land, effective December 10, 2016.
Canada
21 Nov 2016
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Ontario Modernizing Land Transfer Tax
On November 14, 2016, the Ontario Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa, presented the 2016 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review in the Ontario Legislature.
Canada
21 Nov 2016
14
You Can't Escape From Escheats!
On December 10, 2016 Ontario will repeal the compact and concise Escheats Act (the "Old EA") that has served the province for many years and will replace it with two much longer pieces of legislation.
Canada
14 Nov 2016
15
BC Takes Action To Protect Real Estate Sellers
On May 10, 2016, BC Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced amendments to the Real Estate Services Regulation regarding the imposition of additional obligations on licensees...
Canada
24 May 2016
16
Ministry Of Finance Ready To Party Like It's 1989: Retroactive Changes To Ontario Provincial Land Transfer Tax
On February 18, 2016, the Ministry of Finance filed a new regulation under the Land Transfer Tax Act which purports to be retroactive to July 19, 1989 (O. Reg. 35/16).
Canada
1 Mar 2016
17
Expropriation In Calgary: The Southeast LRT Is Coming
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.
Canada
8 Feb 2016
18
Ghost Offers In Real Estate Transactions
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.
Canada
25 Jan 2016
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What Condo Companies Can Do About Airbnb-Like Organizations
Cheap, short-term rental accommodations through companies like Airbnb Inc. are popular for travelers and condominium owners, however they are not as appealing for condo corporations when they occur in their condo complexes.
Canada
1 Sep 2015
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E-Signatures – Do They Change Ontario Real Estate Deals?
Over the last 20 years, since the introduction of the electronic land registry system, real estate in Ontario has slowly been making its way into the electronic age.
Canada
13 Jul 2015
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