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Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 9:46 AM

Implementing Bill 106: Big shake-up for the condominium industry

The condominium industry will be undergoing significant changes in the next few weeks. On December 3, 2015 the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, also known as Bill 106, received royal assent by the Ontario Legislature. Bill 106 is important because it marked the first overhaul of the province’s condominium law in over 16 years. ... [read more]

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 12:14 PM

Three associates join Minden Gross

Toronto-based real estate, corporate and commercial transactional and litigation services law firm Minden Gross LLP has hired three new associates. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

Along with the name change, law society should also look at title insurance | Julius Melnitzer

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) will be changing its name. Let’s hope it doesn’t use the occasion to toss its sticky if not seamy underside into the compost bin. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 8:36 AM

How Ontario’s rent control changes will hurt new apartment construction

In April, Ontario enacted the Rental Fairness Act, 2017, revoking an exemption from rent controls for apartment rentals in buildings first occupied after Nov. 1, 1991. The revocation of the rent control exemption occurred in response to some high profile media reports chronicling substantial rent increases to residential tenants — in some cases as much as 100 per cent — in buildings which were exempt from the province’s 2017 rent control guideline (the guideline) of 1.8 per cent. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 7:28 AM

Changes to decades-old Alberta condo legislation 'long overdue,' lawyer says Roberto Noce, Miller Thomson LLP

Alberta has announced new protections for condo buyers, a move a real estate lawyer said will mark the first major changes to the province's condominium legislation in over 50 years. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 2:09 PM

Owners' Counsel of America adds new Ontario-based member

Shane Rayman is now a member of the Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA). ... [read more]

Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 8:35 AM

MORTGAGES - Mortgage fraud - What constitutes

Appeal by Nguyen from a Law Society Tribunal Appeal Panel’s decision that the Hearing Panel erred in its analysis of mortgage fraud. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 8:42 AM

Using receivership when responding to commercial real estate fraud

Certificates of pending litigation, cautions, constructive trusts, interim preservation of property orders, fraudulent conveyance actions, Mareva injunctions and receiverships are just some of the remedies in the litigator's tool box when responding to a commercial real estate fraud. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 9:43 AM

Property dispute involving cultural group highlights law governing associations

Back-and-forth litigation illustrates challenges that arise when branches want to break from their parent organizations. Courts have found that the concepts of reasonableness, fairness and common sense should be given significant weight in cases that often involve many obscurities in the law. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Ontario Court of Appeal upholds Crown copyright in Teranet decision Teresa Scassa sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court’s decision dismissing a class action lawsuit against Teranet Inc., the company that manages the province’s electronic land registration system (ELRS). ... [read more]