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Common HST errors in real estate transactions

Common HST errors in real estate transactions

Determining HST-applicability to real estate transactions can be more complicated than many lawyers assume. What’s more, a lack of clarity and errors can often lead to substantial unforeseen costs for clients. This is a dangerous combination from a claims perspective. This paper discusses the common categories of HST errors and provide tips on how to… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Amendments to Non-Resident Speculation Tax

Amendments to Non-Resident Speculation Tax

On March 29, 2022, the Ontario government announced amendments to the Land Transfer Tax Act which impacts the Non-Resident Speculation Tax. Effective March 30, 2022, the government is: Increasing the Non-Resident Speculation Tax to 20 per cent Expanding the tax to apply province-wide Eliminating the rebates for international students and foreign nationals working in Ontario… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

CPD: Tips for Wills & Estates Lawyers

CPD: Tips for Wills & Estates Lawyers

June 9, 2022. Register here. Learn from leading wills and estates lawyers and LAWPRO counsel about practice trends and tips for success. In this highly practical program, attendees will learn about key risk areas and how to effectively manage them to thrive in the practice of law. Speakers Juda Strawczynski, Director, practicePRO, LAWPRO Chris Stankiewicz,… Read More »

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Watch for real estate frauds involving private mortgages

Watch for real estate frauds involving private mortgages

In a hot real estate market fraudsters are even more motivated than usual – there is a lot of money to be had and lawyers are common targets. LAWPRO is seeing a significant increase in the number of real estate frauds involving private mortgages. The Toronto Police Service recently issued a news release about ongoing… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Goal setting: Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Goal setting: Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Part of reflective practice involves setting goals and working towards them. Write them down and make them S.M.A.R.T. Write Them Down Take time at the start of the year and on a regular basis to take a break from your daily grind to write down your goals. Taking the time to write down your goals… Read More »

Categories: Career Management

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