Real Estate

SPIS Entire Agreement Clauses

The Ontario Court of Appeal, in Soboczynski v Beauchamp, 2015 ONCA 282, analyzed when a Seller Property Information Statement (“SPIS”) can be relied on and its status as a representation […]

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Condominium Common Elements

Condominium Common Elements: Additions, Alterations and Improvements Ontario condominium corporations are now left in uncertainty over their power to restrict changes made to common elements of individual units. The purpose […]

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Condo Pet Bylaws

Is Your Pet Too Big? Pet Bylaws in Condominiums The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ruled that breaching a Condominium’s Pet Bylaw can result in a permanent injunction enjoining […]

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Implications for Realtors

KRAWCHUK v SCHERBAK – IMPLICATIONS FOR REALTORS The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently made it clear that a salesperson will be held liable for not fulfilling duties to their […]

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Condo Property Assessments

REVIEW/APPEAL Introduction This presentation deals with the assessment and taxation of residential condominium units in Ontario. The following areas will be covered in the presentation. Basic property tax system in […]

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Condominium Privacy

COLLECTING, STORING AND USING PERSONAL INFORMATION IN A CONDOMINIUM The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, S.C. 2000, c.5 (“PIPEDA”), is a privacy legislation enacted by the federal government […]

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Basic Due Diligence Review

BASIC DUE DILIGENCE REVIEW (Short Form) DESCRIPTION  COMMENTS   A.  General Information Articles of incorporation, amendments and by laws. Minutes of Meetings – Board of Directors, Committees, Shareholders Reports (exclude financial […]

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Troublesome Tenants in Condominiums

PRESENTED BY:  J. Douglas Shanks on January 19, 2008, at the Port Arthur Ukrainian Prosvita Society in Thunder Bay, Ontario to the Canadian Condominium Institute, Northwestern Ontario Chapter. Doug Shanks practices […]

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The Standard Unit By-Law

THE STANDARD UNIT BY-LAW-SAY WHAT? THUNDER BAY INSURANCE ADJUSTERS ASSOCIATION Thursday, January 15,2009 Italian Cultural Centre 132 Algoma Street South Thunder Bay, Ontario PRESENTED BY: J. DOUGLAS SHANKS, CHEADLES LLP […]

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Condominium Status Certificates

IMPORTANCE OF STATUS CERTIFICATES PRESENTOR: J. DOUGLAS SHANKS Director, Canadian Condominium Institute, Northwestern Ontario Chapter I N D E X Canadian Condominium Institute (“CCI”) What is a Condominium? Creation, Administration, […]

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