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TitlePLUS Tips: Keeping up with the changing nature of condominiums

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Over the past two decades, as the popularity of condominiums has increased, the legal concept of the condominium has changed and expanded dramatically in various parts of Canada. The definition of “condominium” is no longer limited to the commonly held perception of a stand-alone residential apartment building. In Ontario, for example, the Condominium Act, 1998… Read More »

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Mentoring Real Estate Lawyers

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Are you in need of a mentor? Would you mentor someone if you had the time? Here is a possible solution for both. The OBA’s Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate has undertaken a mentoring initiative on their web site, www.lawyersworkinggroup.com. This mentoring initiative is set up so that everyone can participate with little… Read More »

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Title insurance and recreational properties: What you need to know

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Recreational properties present a unique set of challenges. Here are some issues to keep in mind when obtaining title insurance policies for your clients’ purchases of recreational properties, to help ensure your clients’ interests are protected. Legal description: If the property was created years ago, the thumbnail description on the PIN may be brief, for… Read More »

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Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate’s documents for the purchase of a condominium

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The Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate has established a sub-committee to consider the work undertaken in the purchase of a condominium. The Subcommittee is working on various documents to assist real estate lawyers and their purchasers in a resale condominium transaction and intend to consult with and obtain a broad range of comments… Read More »

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Buying together doesn’t have to mean equal shares

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Statistics Canada reported, in the fall of 2012, that the number of Canadian households headed by unmarried couples is at an all-time high. As families change, so do views about property. Fewer Canadians now see marriage as a prerequisite to home ownership. But many aspects of property law reflect a time when marriage was more… Read More »

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