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Power of Sale

Obtaining a mortgage from a financial institution is a common thing to do when purchasing a home. Mortgage documents that a buyer must sign include standard terms, which outline the resources available to the bank in the event of non-payment by the borrower.  One such recourse is the bank’s power of sale. Notice of Sale…Read More

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Liability of Home Inspectors

Buyers are often concerned that the house they are purchasing is laden with problems, and they as the new homeowners will be burdened with the bill to fix the problems.  Buyers may find comfort by making the agreement for purchase and sale conditional upon a home inspection to the buyer’s satisfaction. This condition should be…Read More

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Who Owns the Trees in your Backyard?

Many people view their front and back yards as blank canvases, full of landscaping possibilities.  A pool or organic garden may be part of a homeowner or prospective homeowner’s grand plans. Many people don’t think to speak to their real estate lawyer about such plans.  But if a tree is getting in the way of…Read More

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What is a Construction Lien?

The Construction Lien Act (Ontario) is designed to protect contractors and the trades who work for them by providing a registered interest against land which interest effectively disallows a property owner from re-mortgaging, selling or otherwise using their land without removing the Lien. Liens Must be Registered within 45 Days … The Construction Lien act…Read More

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What Happens If I Die Without A Will?

We have many clients who are concerned that if they do not have a will, the government will take all of their assets.  This could be a scary thought for many people who have loved ones they hope to support long after they have passed away.  Rest assured, the government will not take everything (though…Read More

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