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New Rights for Tenants Who Are Sexual or Domestic Violence Victims: Are You “In the Know”?

February 28, 2017
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Effective September 6, 2016, the Ontario government implemented changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, which impacts both landlords and tenants in an important – and perhaps surprising – way.

What Has Changed?

The Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act, 2016 amends the legislation to benefit tenants who are […]

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IMPORTANT Changes to Toronto Land Transfer Tax APPROVED – Effective March 1, 2017

February 24, 2017
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City of Toronto Council has approved changes to the Toronto Land Transfer Tax that mean additional Toronto Land Transfer Tax costs for some home buyers with a closing date on or after March 1, 2017, when it will be harmonized with the provincial LTT.
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Assigning an Agreement of Purchase and Sale

February 21, 2017
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What is an Assignment of an Agreement of Purchase and sale?

At its essence, an Assignment of an Agreement of Purchase and Sale – informally known as “flipping a home” – is a simple concept:  A buyer (Assignor) of a new home sells to a third party (Assignee) the right […]

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Verbal Mention of Sloping Kitchen Floor Not Enough – Negligent Home Inspector Ordered to Pay $19K to Buyer

February 21, 2017
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An Ontario case called Rimmer v. Building Insights Inc. probably gives some comfort to potential buyers – but it probably keeps home inspectors awake at night.  It features a home inspector who was ordered to pay almost $19,000 to a buyer who hired him, all because he reported […]

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