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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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Chattels Versus Fixtures

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

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

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

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