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What is a Construction Lien?

March 28, 2019

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

What Happens If I Die Without A Will?

March 26, 2019

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

Do I Need a Lawyer to Draft My Will?

March 21, 2019

In order for a will to be valid or legal in Ontario, certain formalities are required.  A person must be at least 18 years of age to have a will. The will must be in writing and signed in front of two witnesses who are not beneficiaries or spouses of the beneficiaries.  Wholly handwritten wills,…Read More

Chattels Versus Fixtures

March 14, 2019

You may have heard the terms chattel and fixture thrown around by an Ontario real estate lawyer or agent, but what do these terms actually mean? It is important to understand the difference between fixtures and chattels because Ontario real estate law treats each differently. The general rule in Ontario is that all fixtures become…Read More

Buying a Home in Ontario: How can Your Real Estate Lawyer Help?

March 12, 2019

When you buy a home in Ontario, you will need to retain a real estate lawyer who will assist you with the purchase of your property. Your real estate lawyer will carry out a number of tasks and deal with various issues on your behalf. The following are some of the tasks that will be…Read More