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Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 11:41 AM

Surveying settlement: Mapping mediation strategies for real estate disputes

This is the last entry in a three-part series in which I share practical mediation advice. In this finale, I survey strategies for maximizing settlement opportunities through mediating neighbour disputes, claims arising out of purchase and sale agreements, and mortgage enforcement. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 01:24 PM

Gowling WLG launches new area of practice

With the aim of helping businesses relocated to Canada, Gowling WLG has formed what it's calling the relocation services group. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 02:02 PM

Realtors charged after allegedly taking money for preferential access to condos

The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) has charged three Toronto-area real estate agents with violations of the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act (REBBA) after allegedly taking money from clients improperly. ... [read more]

Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 09:23 AM

The courts have spoken, so why are spouses fighting for a right of first refusal?

When estranged couples can't agree on the sale of a jointly held matrimonial home, the problem is usually tied to a dispute over the valuation of the property. Although each party is entitled to the home's fair market value, the fluctuating housing market can complicate the situation. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 02:42 PM

CBA launches toolkit to assist lawyers handling mortgage instructions Ray Leclair sm

Dealing with mortgage matters isn’t as simple as it used to be, so the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Real Property Section has developed an online toolkit to help lawyers dealing with complex mortgage instructions. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 08:32 AM

Ontario changed the real property landscape: Here's what it means to lawyers house_tax_sm

The Ontario government recently announced policy changes that affect the real estate market. I wish to comment on three of the policy initiatives: ... [read more]

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 08:52 AM

CONDOMINIUMS - Unit holders - Duties of - Adherence to bylaws and rules

Appeal by the Herods and the Burgesses, neighbours of the Patersons in a strata development, from a declaration that the Patersons were entitled to construct a new home on their lot that did not accord with the applicable statutory building scheme for the development. ... [read more]

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 01:52 PM

McKelvey counsel Dickson joins Crombie REIT board

Halifax-based counsel James Dickson of Stewart McKelvey has joined the board of trustees of the Crombie REIT. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 02:28 PM

Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber hires new associate

A former articling student is the latest associate at Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP (GSNH). ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 08:51 AM

REAL PROPERTY TAX - Assessment - Methods - Valuation of land - Methods of - Factors affecting - Environmental contamination

Appeal by the assessor from a judgment on the property owner’s stated case appeal from a decision of the Property Assessment Appeal Board assessing its property at $975,000. ... [read more]