Origins and Definition of Common Law

Often, people will ask “what is common law”. And, just as often someone will provide a simple definition, but somewhat different than the one you heard before. So, let’s have …

Liability of Condominium Corporations in Ontario

Liability of Condominium Corporations in Ontario Question: Please explain unlimited liability and limited liability regarding condominiums under the Condominium Act? Answer: You should start out with the proposition that all …

Land Transfer Taxes in Ontario

In Ontario, there is a land transfer tax which is imposed when transfers of land take place. A key concept is the actual transfer of land. So, the registration of …

Understanding Debt Service Ratios

This is really the first step in the buying process. Before you can buy property, you will need to qualify for a mortgage. There are, of course, exceptions: you could …