Good Fences Make Good Neighbours

From Hadrian’s Wall to the Great Wall of China, thousands of years before Robert Frost’s prophetic words, neighbours have struggled with the age-old problem of constructing fences. Just where to …

SPIS and the Entire Agreement Clause

In 2007, the purchasers Adam and Olga Soboczynski bought a house in London, Ontario from Don and Louise Beauchamp. They had owned the house since 2001 and had not experienced …

The LAW of Disclosure in Canada

If you want to know about the law of disclosure in real estate transactions, then have a look at this case: December 8, 2011 BETWEEN: Timothy Scherbak and Cherese Scherbak …

Title Insurance: Is it Necessary?

That’s a good question. Prior to 1997, there was no commonly available title insurance in Ontario and yet it was the norm in the United States. Solicitor’s Opinion Traditionally, purchasers …

Waterfront Property: Who Owns it?

If you are looking at waterfront property, you really want to know where your property ends and the lake begins. You definitely don’t want a “gap”. So, where’s the line? …

Two Reasons for the Deposit

There are actually two basic reasons for a deposit in a real estate transaction: 1)     to constitute security for payment, and 2)     to establish a pre-estimate of the damages in …