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Real Estate


Tuesday, May 21, 2019 @ 9:18 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Trials - Conduct of

Appeal by the tenants from a decision of an application judge granting the landlord vacant possession. ... [read more]

Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 1:54 PM

New commercial leasing, real estate partner for Minden Gross

Minden Gross LLP announced that David Holmes has joined the firm as a partner in both the commercial leasing group and the commercial real estate group. ... [read more]

Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 8:26 AM

Twelve ways to increase the housing supply many_doors_sm

Thursday, May 2, 2019, was a great day for the real estate development industry, homebuyers and renters in the province of Ontario. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 9:08 AM

Ontario hammers out its affordable housing policy happy_house_sm

Back-to-back announcements from the province of Ontario — the Community Housing Renewal Strategy (CHRS) and the Ontario Housing Supply Action Plan (OHSAP) — have now framed out the Ford government’s affordable housing policy. For housing providers and municipalities worried about their local housing corporations, the two documents have to be read together.   ... [read more]

Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 11:39 AM

New counsel for Fasken’s Calgary real estate group

Fasken announced that Ken Stewart has joined the firm as counsel to the real estate group. He will be based in the Calgary office.   ... [read more]

Thursday, May 09, 2019 @ 8:37 AM

BANKRUPTCY OF TENANT - Landlord's claim - Arrears of rent

Application by the Royal Bank, a secured creditor of the bankrupt, for a declaration that $223,990 paid to the bankrupt’s landlord pursuant to distress proceedings was a preferential payment. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 @ 7:54 AM

POWERS OF MUNICIPALITY - Regulation of property and activities - Safety

Trial of the defendant tenant charged with failing to comply with a fire safety inspection order. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 07, 2019 @ 9:30 AM

No obligation to disclose violent history of home in sale process: B.C. Appeal Court

The B.C. Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court decision that said the owner of a house where a murder had occurred committed fraudulent misrepresentation by not sharing that information with a potential buyer when the property was put up for sale. The case of Wang v. Shao 2019 BCCA 130 involves the sale of a house in the Shaughnessy area of Vancouver. ... [read more]

Monday, May 06, 2019 @ 9:14 AM

COMMERCIAL TENANCIES - Rent - Tenant's right to withhold or set-off

Appeal by the defendant from the summary judgment granting the plaintiff’s claim for a declaration no rent was payable under the terms of a sublease and dismissing the defendant’s counterclaim for rent. ... [read more]

Monday, May 06, 2019 @ 9:02 AM

Cannabis Control Act: Protecting commercial landlords cannabis_dispensary_sm

With the legalization of recreational cannabis, there has been a flurry of activity relating to the enforcement of non-licensed or illegal cannabis storefronts or “dispensaries.” The enforcement is being effected under the authority of the Cannabis Control Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 26, Sched. 1 (CCA), with municipalities as the enforcer(s) using delegated authority from the province of Ontario. ... [read more]