Do Condos Have a Duty to Accommodate Disabled Residents?
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) recently released a decision regarding whether condominium corporations in Ontario have a duty to accommodate the specific requests of disabled residents and, the timeframe within which action must be taken. In Polito...Read More
Filing Returns with the Condominium Authority of Ontario
Condominium corporations in Ontario are required to file specific returns with the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO). While this may seem like a simple practice, the consequences of not filing the proper returns on time can impact not only condominium...Read More
Criminal Asset Forfeiture: Can you lose your home if you paid for it using illegitimate money?
How does the law in Canada view the real estate of criminals? Once found guilty, can criminals lose their home or other assets if they are purchased using money from a crime? According to the Criminal Code of Canada, the...Read More
Airbnb and Landlords in Ontario
With the growing popularity of Airbnb in Ontario, many landlords have made the decision that they would rather use their units as Airbnb rentals rather than trying to find long term tenants. Since traditional tenant agreements are no longer the...Read More
After the Flood: What to do When Dealing with Flood Damages
As Ottawa grapples with the long-term impacts of climate change and extreme weather events, property owners living on or near a floodplain will need advice on what to do and where to turn to for support. This blog does not...Read More
Super Priorities and Unpaid Taxes in Canada
Super Priorities and Unpaid Taxes in Canada “Tax legislation equips the government with very powerful tools to ensure that taxes are properly paid. One of those tools is the deemed trust… In this action, the Crown seeks to recover money that [TD Bank] received from one of its...Read More
Cancelling a Real Estate Offer in Ontario
You may have seen the phrase "this offer shall be irrevocable by" on your Agreement of Purchase and Sale during a real estate transaction in Ontario. This phrase usually contains a specific date and time and states "after which time,...Read More
Ontario Condominiums 101: Part 2 – Protections for owners of new condominium units
Last week, we took a brief look at condominium corporations, the declarations that they can make and how they are governed in Ontario. Once the turn-over meeting has occurred and the newly elected board of directors is in place, the...Read More
Ontario Condominiums 101: Part 1 – What is a condominium corporation?
According to Statistics Canada, new condo construction has been the dominant form of residential construction in Canada since 2012. While most people think of condominiums as a type of building, they are first and foremost a system of ownership. In...Read More
Federal Budget 2019: Possible incentives for first time homebuyers
Real estate professionals at Merovitz Potechin LLP are considering the impact of possible incentives for first time homebuyers recently announced by Federal Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, in Federal Budget 2019. The marquee announcement is the creation of a shared equity...Read More