Municipal Tax Sales in Ontario

Municipalities dispose of properties authority under Part XI (Sections 371-389) of the Municipal Act, 2001 R.O. 2001 c. 25, within their jurisdiction for arrears of taxes. The tax arrears include …

Survey or Title Insurance?

Actually, it shouldn’t be one or the other. It should be both. One of the problems is that title insurance was marketed as a cheaper alternative to a survey. This …

Precedent Setting Cases

Small Claims Court decisions are not precedent setting. There is no lower Court upon which they would be binding. They have value from the perspective that someone else has looked …

Power of Attorney Use

QUESTION Helen, the daughter holds a Power of Attorney (POA) from her mother Gertrude, who has been diagnosed with dementia. Gertrude called a real estate agent to list her property …

Old Expired Offer

Question: Can you simply accept an old expired Offer to get things going again? That is, place new dates on it? Answer: The correct documents are, of course, a brand …

Mutual Release Signatures

Question: Is the signature of the Broker of Record or Manager of a Brokerage required for a Mutual Release in order to release the deposit? Answer: This is a rather …